To Self-Care or Not to Self-Care – There’s Really no Question About it
5 Tips for Enhancing your Mental, Emotional and Physical State
It’s a word frequently tossed around – but what does it actually refer to? The answer really depends on what you want it to mean. For some, self-care is the act of simply making choices that take your health and wellness into consideration.
Want to spend time at home reading over saying yes to another obligation that you can’t possibly add to your schedule? That’s self-care. Prefer to soak in a bubble bath or use high quality skin care treatments at the end of a long day to unwind and soothe your muscles? That’s self-care, too. In other words, self-care is about doing the things that make you feel best – or the best version of yourself.
If you’ve been neglecting a self-care aspect of your daily routine or you want to find new ways to improve your overall well-being and become more health conscious, here are five tips to creating or enhancing how you feel mentally, physically and emotionally.
Create a routine that you actually like!
If yoga isn’t your thing, don’t try to incorporate daily yoga sessions into your routine as a form of self-care. One of the most important steps in a self-care routine is looking for things that make you feel energized and empowered.
Self-Care is about taking care of your self.
There’s no right or wrong way to go about creating a self-care routine. Not everyone has time for a luxurious soak in the tub but you can still indulge in a soothing treat after a shower or as a way to start your day. Massage an invigorating foot balm into feet before bed after a long day – it’s the little things that add up to the most impact on your well-being!
Use high quality products.
What makes you feel best? If it’s natural skin care or opting for plant-based beauty ingredients, always treat yourself to the most quality products because they have an impact on your overall well-being.
Of course, a bubble bath is often at the top of everyone’s list of self-care treats and with a variety of luscious scents derived from essential and plant oils, you can feel good about what you’re putting on your body.
Don’t stress out about it!
A self-care routine doesn’t have to be too long, either. It’s better to create a routine that encompasses 10 or 15 minutes of your day rather than feeling like you need to dedicate an hour to being alone – that’s hard to do when you have a career, family and personal obligations to accommodate.
Start or end the day right.
One simple way to set a positive tone for the day is using a dry body oil that features a soothing scent to awaken your senses but also nourish and soften skin. Fresh Lavender or Lavender Chamomile are great choices when you want to wind down or you could go for Grapefruit Bergamot as an energizing, zesty start to the day.
Self-care isn’t another thing to stress about or a chore to add to your daily to-do list – simple is always better! Check out Deep Steep’s clean beauty products and easily incorporate them into your self-care routine.