With work from home, school from home, partner from home, parent from home and any other hat you wear throughout the day, it’s hard to find time for YOU.
Just a few minutes where you shut everything else out and focus on feeding your body, mind, and soul.
Yup, we’re talking about self care. You’ve heard it a million times... SELF CARE... WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?.... Absolutely everything,
Hint: It’s not all bath bombs and fuzzy slippers (though we’re definitely NOT hating on that!)
Psych central defines self care as “...any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health… it’s something that refuels us, rather than takes away from us.”
In short, self care is taking a moment to invest in yourself: Whether that means starting a new low-key hobby, taking some time to meditate, or feeding your body with the good stuff.
The important thing to keep in mind is that self care needs to be planned. It doesn’t just happen because you want it to. It’s up to you to actively set time aside for self care. Your future self will thank you.
Although self care isn’t about material things, these four gifts will help you set aside that time and develop those self care rituals. Plus, you deserve pretty things! DUH!
Read on for the top four self care gifts we’re LOVING for 2021.
Your body is your temple
Your body is your temple, so why not take a few extra minutes every day to show it some love?
We love the Brazilian Bum Bum Scrub because it smells amazing, and will leave your skin feeling softer than...well... a baby’s bum. We love it as a self care gift because it’s not just about the soft skin – it’s about taking an extra ten minutes to show your body the care it deserves. And it smells like that vacation you’ve been longing to take!
Get the scrub here: Brazilian Bum Bum Scrub
Create beauty, without the stress
If you’re a creative person then you know that creative energy can be seriously draining. Embroidery, however, is easy to get the hang of and it’s one of those repetitive crafts you can do while watching your favorite show, or listening to an audiobook.
The best part about this Floral Embroidery Kit from Etsy is that the design is already stenciled onto the fabric, and it comes with all the materials in one package. Instead of stressing over colors and design, you can take the time just for YOU to learn a new skill, get in touch with your creative side, or just relax with the repetitive motions of the needle.
Arts and crafting is definitely the new self care.
Get the embroidery kit here: Floral Embroidery Kit
Unleash the warrior within
Yoga is a great way to still your mind and strengthen your body. It’s so much more than just exercise – yoga is a routine you develop that can help you sleep better and increase flexibility. You’ll be amazed at what your body will be able to achieve after a few months of practice.
This yoga mat by Lululemon comes in all sorts of pretty colors, and is made with the quality you can expect from Lululemon.
Get the mat here: Lululemon reversible mat
Balance your body with a brew
Kombucha is the oh so tasty drink that will help your tummy heal after that night of triple cheeseburgers, fries and a large milkshake. We’ve all been there.
The problem is, this tasty remedy can run you close to $5 a bottle. Which, if you drink anywhere near the amount we do, adds up.
This Kombucha Brew Kit gives you everything you need to brew your own ‘booch with ease. Benefit from the gut-healing properties of kombucha forever, because one batch brews another, which brews another, to infinity and beyond.
Saving money AND feeding your body good stuff? Now that’s some self care.
Get the ‘booch kit: Uncommon Goods Kombucha Brew Kit
Self care can mean many different things, but hopefully these four gifts gave you a good starting point. And remember: Schedule in your self care, and guard that time. You deserve you time.
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