In these uncertain times, taking time to look after your physical and mental health is more important than ever. Managing work-life balance from home, or constantly keeping track of new restrictions can be absolutely exhausting. So dedicating a small amount of time each day to self-care is a necessity.
It’s important to understand that self-care is completely personal. What may be relaxing for someone, could be stressful for another. It might take a bit of trial and error to figure out what really makes you feel good. So with that said, I thought I’d share a few ideas to help you on your way.
I know when I say exercise, not everyone will be jumping for joy. So don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you strap on your marathon shoes, but I am suggesting to get those endorphins flowing somehow. This could be a morning walk, a dance around the kitchen or a calming yoga class.
Eat nutritious food
As a self-confessed chocoholic, I think the key to this one is all about balance. If I have a few days of takeaways and demolishing packs of biscuits, I definitely don’t feel great the next week. My energy and mood both drop, and the cycle can start all over again. If you’ve been in the same boat, my best advice is to stock up on those leafy greens and alkaline foods that will make you feel energetic and strong. Research some new menus that you get inspired, or try Gousto if you’re looking for easier meal prep.
Subscribe to a self-care pack
Subscribing to a self-care pack is a great way to ensure you set aside time to put yourself first. Indulging in new products and finding new ways to unwind is a great way to keep self-care at the forefront. I recently received a jam-packed self-care box from Lavella Beauty and Wellbeing. It was filled with a selection of mindful pamper goodies, including lavender sleep spray, aromatherapy candles and luxury retinol serum.
You can subscribe to the bi-monthly self-care box for £30 which includes postage. Use code LAVELLA20 for 20% off your first package.
What’s in the Lavella self-care pack?
Grounded Body Egyptian Gold Anti Ageing Retinol Face Serum – 50ml
Made By Coopers Sleepy Head Beauty Balm – 15g
Made By Coopers Room & Pillow Sleep Spray – 30ml
Eucalyptus Tea Lights Pack Of 10
Pretty Eye Mask & Pouch
Re Usable Cleansing Pad
Caviar & Gold Face Cleanser – 3ml
Oh Squirrel Positive Postcard