Do you find yourself always making room on your to-do list for everything and everyone except yourself? You’re preaching to the choir here! Self-care shouldn’t feel like a chore, but I’d often find that I’d put off my “me time” until I’m in full burnout mode. Taking care of ourselves is something that should always be top of mind, but it’s far from taking bubble baths and wearing a sheet mask. True self-care taps into our emotional, physical and mental health needs. Today, I’m sharing my self-care toolkit which features 10 tips I practice weekly to maintain a healthy head and body.
If you guys haven’t realized, I’ve been wearing a lot of little white dresses around town. The classic LWD isn’t just reserved for pre-Labor Day celebrations or your bridal shower. It’s the perfect color for summer months, special occasions (except your friend’s wedding), and weekend festivities.
Self-care is skin deep. I’m a firm believer in taking care of our bodies in a natural, gentle way. My skincare routine is part of my self-care practice, and leaves me feeling positive after those fifteen minutes in the morning and night. I always thought I took skincare seriously until I met the QUEEN of skincare.
Who doesn’t have a bookshelf full of self-help books in their home? We’re all seeking to better ourselves constantly, but life can feel overwhelming when we view it from the scope of our phones. From playing the comparison game on social media to reading the barrage of negative headlines about the state of the world, negativity can feel like it’s invading our personal space and our psyche. It can be hard to be optimistic in a world where politics have become toxic and self-preservation feels futile. I, for one, have felt more down than usual in the last year which is why I’ve resorted to making a constant effort to find happiness where I can. The science behind positive thinking is there, and affirmations might be the key to recharge.
“But I hate to sweat,” are words I’ve muttered on repeat when questioning whether it was time to make the leap to natural deodorant. While it feels like all of my friends have made the swap to a more natural lifestyle, I have clung to antiperspirants out of fear of being the smelliest girl at the party. Yes, there is a small period of adjustment when switching to natural deodorant, and research shows the awkward phase of detoxing is well worth it. When you dig deep into the science behind deodorant, an all-natural method has far more pros than cons.