The beginners guide to self-care

Over the past few months, never has the term 'self-care' been more appropriate. 2020 has been stressful to say the least and it's never been more important to look after yourself - no excuses needed.

But like us, do you find it hard to switch off, unwind and look after number one? Don't worry, we've drafted a beginners guide to self-care so you can get started successfully today.

Set a self-care routine

From taking some 'me-time' every day to having a regular weekly treat to look forward too, self-care looks different to everyone. The most important thing is that you keep it consistent and stick to your routine so it's both effective and has the calming effect you're after.

One of our favourite things to do is spend some time on skincare in the morning. It makes you both look and feel fresh and starting the day on a positive note is a great way to ensure that your mood stays that way.

'Daily cleansing ritual', £22 from MOA is self-care all wrapped up in pretty packaging and features a bamboo cleaning cloth as well as a pot of 'Green balm'. Perfect for all skin types and good for the planet, this little pick me up will add a glow to your skin and to your day too.

Create a calming workspace

Working from home means that you spend a lot of time in the same space which can feel a little overwhelming, but by adding some special touches, you can help promote mindfulness in your everyday space. 

Did you know that the Aloe plant purifies the air, removing traces of pollution from the air around them? Oh and of course, they look pretty good too. 

Our Green & Wild 'Mini spider aloe plant', £4 will make a brilliant desk companion and the even better news is you can add a pop of colour with our 'Serax hand-painted pot', £4 because bright, bold shades will be sure to add a smile to your face.

Get ready for bed

Why not set an alarm 20 minutes before your normal bed-time every day so you can start to wind down. Grab a tea or the bed-time drink of your choice, your favourite book and light a candle so you can start mentally checking out for the day.

By creating boundaries and cutting out screen time right before you plan to sleep, it will give your brain a moment to slow down, allowing you to relax and head straight into a peaceful slumber

Sassy wax has a range of wax melts that promote self-care before bedtime including one quite aptly named 'Bedtime baby', £3.75. If you've more of a traditional candle lover, these 'Sexy Thyme candle by Scents of Humour, £18.00 not only smell divine, but they'll make your bedside table look punny too.

Do you have any self-care tips that you've picked up over the last few months or a long-time routine that you swear by? Let us know in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you.

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