With its longer nights and colder days, it can sometimes feel like winter lasts much longer than just 3 months of the year! This means that over the cooler months, when we’re spending a lot of time inside, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health. With that in mind, we’ve collated 5 self care ideas to help you create a relaxing self care routine. Whether you decide to create a soothing sleep routine or start keeping a self care journal, make sure to take some time for yourself this winter.
What Is Self Care?
Self care is about putting your physical and mental health first, whether that be eating right, staying active, enjoying a pamper session or being sociable. Whether you have a quick 25 minutes to spend at the end of a busy day or you’re planning a long and luxurious self care Sunday, treating yourself to some TLC can make all the difference to your state of mind.
So, why is self care important? Not only will a good self care routine help you to unwind and improve your mental state, but by practising self care, you’ll also be better placed to transmit those good feelings onto others, helping to increase their quality of life too.
5 Self Care Ideas
1. Create a calming environment
A cluttered environment (say a messy kitchen, piled up clothes that need putting away or a stack of unopened bills) can lower your sense of control and increase stress levels. Taking half an hour to tidy up, then sitting back, lighting a few candles and enjoying the new decluttered space is a simple step in any self care routine that can increase your sense of accomplishment and self-esteem.
To create the perfect calming atmosphere after decluttering, explore our range of relaxing self care candles. Our Pink Grapefruit Candle, for instance, boasts a zesty citrus fusion of Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Floral Gardenia and Anise that creates a revitalising fragrance. If you’re looking for simple self care ideas, it’s the perfect way to delight the senses and calm the mind.