As we say goodbye to summer and enter into the darker months, self-care is more important than ever. Often an overlooked component of one's wellness regime, we have compiled some of our favourite self-care ideas to make the moody months more enjoyable!
Firstly, what is self-care?
Let's clear up a common misconception before we get started, self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. Self-care simply means to take care of yourself so that you are able to be a good partner, sibling, friend, boss, employee etc. (you get where we're going with this). To follow on that point, we know that self-care looks completely different for everyone. Self-care is simply all the measures and actions you take to tend to your physical and mental health, in the ways you are best able to do so.
Layer Up And Take A Walk
Cold weather doesn't mean that you need to stop spending time outdoors, especially if that's what fills your cup. Studies suggest that walking helps boost your mood because it increases blood flow and blood circulation to both the brain and body. Endorphins are known to not only boost our mood but also to lower our stress levels, and it's as simple as getting outside for 20-30 minutes a day.
Elevate Your Space
A change is any season can be a great catalyst for cleaning, decluttering and readying your space for the months that lie ahead. One of our favourite ways to brighten up any room or space is to grab one of our therapeutic grade essential oils and add a couple drops to any blanket, pillow, or fabric furniture for an instant refresh. You can also add your favourite scent to a diffuser!
Take A Candlelit Shower
Nothing beats a warm bath or warm shower. We know a bath isn't always realistic to fit into your day to day, which is why candlelit showers are a great way to add even just 10 minutes of self-care into your daily routine! Shop our line of body care and hair care products here to take your showers to a whole new level.
Try A New Recipe
Take advantage of the colder, darker nights with by cooking some delicious fall comfort foods, or trying out a new recipe that sparks inspiration. The key to self-care (for us), is being as intentional as possible with simply daily tasks, such as cooking, to create as much enjoyment as possible.
Change Up Your Skin Care Or Beauty Routine
With the colder temperatures, comes annoyingly dry skin. If there’s a heavy-duty moisturizer you’ve had your eye on, such as our Intensive Facial Cream or Rose Rejuvenation Cream, treat yourself! Whether it's a new product, or changing up the way you do things, it may spark a little daily joy.
One thing to remember is that self-care activities are never a waste of time. Filling up your own cup so that you can tend to others will never not be of benefit to your life. So... go for that walk, read that book or take that long bath. Your mind and body will thank you!
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