Top 5 Ways to Practise Self Care at Home
What Is Self-Care?
According to the definition from the World Health Organization, self-care is the behaviours you do to take care of your own health, and it can include hygiene, nutrition, leisure activities, sports, exercise, seeking professional healthcare services when needed, and much more.
There are many forms self-care can take. It could be ensuring you get enough sleep every night or stepping outside for a few minutes for some fresh air.
Self-care is vital for building resilience toward those stressors in life that you just can't seem to eliminate. When you've taken steps to care for your mind and body, you'll be better equipped to live your best life.
Unfortunately, however, many people view self-care as a luxury, rather than a priority. Consequently, they're left feeling overwhelmed, tired, and ill-equipped to handle life's inevitable challenges.
It's important to assess how you're caring for yourself in several different domains so you can ensure you're caring for your mind, body, and spirit.
Self-care can include myriad practices that you find enjoyable and promote your physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental health in some way.
Need some self-care inspiration?
We’ve rounded up a list of easy self-care tips to practise at home to make you feel less stressed and more resilient!
- Make sleep part of your self-care routine
Sleep can have a massive effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Not getting enough can even cause major health issues. But stress and other distractions can wreak havoc on our sleep.
But what can you do to make sleep part of a self-care routine? Start by thinking about your nightly routine. Are you eating or drinking immediately before bed? If so, it's especially important to stay away from caffeine and sugar, which tend to keep you awake.
Routine also helps. Make sure to have your night routine, and tuck yourself into bed at a similar time every night.
- Make time for yourself
Sometimes after a long day, you just need to chillout on the sofa, binge watch some TV and enjoy some indulgent snacks. We've curated a box that allows you to do just that with high quality, natural ingredients. Indulgence doesn't have to be bad for you after all.
The best way to enjoy the Chilling on the Sofa, Me Time Self Care Box is to start by changing into your comfy pyjamas. Next you should mix up the Matcha Tea Face Mask and apply generously to your face.
Whilst you are wearing the face mask, put the kettle on and make a cup of French Lavender Earl Grey using a pyramid teabag. Break off a piece of Cornish Banoffee Milk Chocolate to go with your tea.
After 15 mins rinse off the Matcha Tea Face Mask leaving your skin cool and refreshed. Pour yourself a Sea & Tea Cocktail (no hangover tomorrow) in a fancy glass and grab some more Banoffee chocolate.
Get cosy on the sofa and turn on your favourite TV Box Set. Apply the Nourishing Hand Cream while breathing in the aromatic Black Pepper, Lemon and Vetiver fragrance.
Sip your cocktail and enjoy a relaxing evening.
- Take a self-care solo trip.
Taking a self-care trip can make a huge difference in your life. Even if you’re not feeling particularly stressed, getting away for a weekend every now and then can help you disconnect, relax, and be rejuvenated. These self-care trips don’t have to be costly; simply drive to the next town over and see the sights or go camping nearby. The goal is to veer away from your normal schedule and take the time to do something just for yourself.
- Schedule your self-care time, and guard that time with everything you have.
It can be hard for us all to find extra time. But it’s extremely important to plan regular self-care time. Moments alone can help you to ponder the best ways to move forward in your life and keep you grounded. And moments with friends can help you feel more connected and relaxed.
- Have a Pamper Night once a week
Stressed? In need of some relaxation? A pamper night is calling your name...
Sometimes, we all need to take a little time for ourselves.
Our Pamper, Spa & Ahhh! Bath Time Self Care Box includes everything you need for a luxury, pampering spa experience at home. Relax and breathe in the aromatherapy benefits of the full size, natural skincare and bathing products.
Light a crystal candle or an ordinary candle (or 2) and dim the lights. Run yourself a bubble bath with our Foaming Bath & Shower Cream. Add a spoonful of Pink Himalayan Bath Salts and crumble in the Rose Bath Bomb. Enjoy watching the water turn an inviting milky, rose-pink colour. Step into the bath and feel revived as your muscles relax and your mind settles in the present moment.
Exfoliate your skin with the natural fibre Exfoliating Bag and brush away the worries of the day.
Use the Vegan Shampoo Bar to gently shampoo your hair, and the Foaming Shower Cream as a body wash.
Finally, when you feel you've soaked enough. Dry yourself with a crisp, cotton towel and generously apply the Rich Body Butter Cream to your skin. Breathe in the soft floral fragrance of White Jasmine.
By now you will be feeling fully relaxed and pampered and ready for the rest of your evening.