In the busy festive period, it could not be more important to make sure you are taking a little me time to take care of yourself. Practising self-care is not only about looking after your physical health but also your mental health. Sometimes the pressure, excitement and busyness of Christmas can be a little overwhelming meaning we forget some of the things we would normally do to practise self-care.
Here are 5 way in which you can practise some much needed self-care over the holidays.
Keeping your home sleek and cosy can be a really great way to keep yourself from getting snowed under, the holidays. Adding little touches such as a scented candle can really help create a welcoming and relaxing environment. Certain scents can have different effects, lavender can be very calming whereas orange blossom or a citrusy aroma can be refreshing and help productivity.
These luxury organic soy wax candles by bed geek are hand-poured in small batches featuring a warm, cedar & Jasmin fragrance. Jasmine has been known to be an uplifting scent and is perfect for either some quiet me-time or keeping your home smelling wonderful if you’re having friends and family over.
From Christmas parties and events to family dinners, there is so much going on over the festive season that you can sometimes find yourself constantly busy with no time to yourself to relax. Make sure that you plan your schedule to allow for some nights off. Get a takeaway dinner and enjoy a homemade mulled wine with festive film and just take a break for the evening while enjoying so festivities. The welcome break will have you waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on your next task.
We find one of the most effective ways to relax is to settle down with a festive read in a warm bath. Try out this natural bath honey with fresh scents of rose petals on a heart of lavender, and a base of amber, frankincense and musk. The balance of aromas makes for a perfect bubble bath for him or her and also makes a great gift! If you don’t have a bath they also a fresh soothing hand cream to take care of those busy hands this Christmas.
There is no better way to feel refreshed than to get outside and go for a stroll. Even if it is a little on the chilly side, wrapping up warm and getting some fresh air will do you the world of good. Winter is a beautiful time of year and feeling a little more connected to nature can be a great way to practise self-care.
Relaxing with a hot drink while it’s cold outside is a great way to practise self-care. We love Teapigs award winning spiced winter tea. Not only is it the tea delicious and wintry but it also has all the quality of loose leaf tea with the convenience of a biodegradable tea bag. All the packaging is plastic free and it will have you feeling festive and relaxed in no time. Don’t worry if you’re a coffee or a hot chocolate drinker, we have also got you covered.
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