5 Ways to Care For You

New year, new you.

By now, you’ve heard the phrase more time than you can count and it just feels like another marketing pitch for a weight loss program or coming up with a list of resolutions that, while they sound great now, might end up being a little too ambitious.

Here at Deep Steep HQ, we’re all about finding ways to incorporate self-care into a daily routine that doesn’t add more stress to your life. Instead of feeling overwhelmed at the thought of finding time for a whole new routine, think about self-care as a way to check in with yourself and eliminate things that are no longer serving you by making small changes that better your mind and soul. Looking for ideas on how to care for yourself in 2020 without the unwanted added pressure of finding something out of your element? We’ve got you covered with these five tips:

Practice Mindfulness

It’s easy to go through the day on autopilot, but when was the last time you really took time to pay attention to your actions and surroundings? One way to practice mindfulness in a thoughtful and beneficial way is to take a current habit and spend time really focusing in on it and tuning out excess noises and thoughts – activities like massaging a nourishing body butter into the skin during your morning routine or giving yourself a soothing foot rub at the end of a long day are great ways to put this practice into motion.

Unplug Daily

Whether it’s five minutes, 10 minutes or even an hour, consider turning off electronics and giving yourself time away from the constant demand of notifications and emails. Want to make the most of this tech-free time? Use it as an opportunity to give your body a little extra care – a gentle massage with dry body oil, stretching session or even a few moments to write down thoughts in a journal.

Edit Your Surroundings

Negativity is all around us – from those we follow on social media to people in our daily life. That energy is not good for mental or spiritual health so one way to manage it is to edit (or mute, if you can’t totally eliminate something) things that don’t serve you in a positive manner.

Cleanse the Mind

Essential oils are wonderful for just about everything – from boosting mood to soothing and relaxing the soul, so choose a scent and infuse it throughout your daily routine to give you a little something extra to look forward to – we love lavender chamomile and rosemary mint!

Treat Yourself

Every so often, you deserve a little something extra. Whether it’s buying a new book that you’ve had your eye on or nourishing your body with a pampering session, luxurious habits go a long way. Treat yourself at home with a decadent bubble bath or sugar scrub for that spa experience at home!

These are just a few things you can do to transform habits and infuse more self-care into your daily routine in 2020. What do you plan to do this year as a way to thank your mind + body for all it does?