Self-care can mean different things to different people. It could be taking time out to read a book, catching up with a friend over coffee, cooking, having an at-home pamper session, or something grander like a week-long yoga retreat or spa day. What we can all agree on is that self-care rituals are important for our wellbeing and we could probably all do with adding a few more into our daily routines. Discover our top five self-care rituals below.
It’s easy to get bogged down in day to day life and focus on negative elements (a stressful time at work, mounting bills or feeling as though you’re not as accomplished as your friends or relatives). But when was the last time you focused on the positives? Try spending a few minutes each day listing three things you’re grateful for and focus your energies on the good things in life.
Writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal is a great way to check in with yourself, process your thoughts and reflect on what’s happening in your life and your moods. The best thing about a journal is it’s completely personal to you, so you can do whatever you like with it – write, draw or simply jot a few notes down.
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Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, enhance self-awareness, improve sleep and help us to focus – so when it comes to self-care rituals, it’s up there as one of the best. Some people find it hard to get started with meditation though, so try easing yourself in with an app, guided meditation or spending five minutes each day focusing on your breath.
Having a bath forces us to stop, relax and not do anything for a good 20 minutes – plus there’s something calming about being immersed in still water. Add a couple of drops of our Calming Blend Essential Oil to your bath for a truly serene experience.
At Jurlique, we’re big believers in connecting with Nature (after all, that’s what we were founded on and we continue to harness Nature’s energies to create our products). Studies have shown that interacting with Nature helps increase people’s health and happiness so try and let it become a part of your daily life. It’s not always easy – especially if you’re city-based – but this could be something as simple as a quick visit to your local park. Shop our range of aromatherapy essentials oils and natural skin care products to calm the mind and soothe the soul.