Self-Care Ideas: What I’m Crushing On!

Let’s talk Self-Care Ideas I’m crushing on!

For me there are layers of self-care that make up a good day.   On the top of the list of self-care ideas is sleep.  It all starts with good sleep!  So, a good bed and a good headspace is your foundation for your day.  If you wake up feeling grumpy you’re off to a bad start.  If you wake up feeling rested you’re doing well.  So, make sure you’ve ticked all your sleepy time boxes the night before.  Have a relaxing shower before bed, make sure you’re snug and comfy, wear your favourite pj’s and don’t drink caffeine too close to bedtime.  For me these are the best tips for getting a good nights sleep, and staying sane, because without sleep we are basically useless!

Mindset first

Mindset can make or break a day.  I like to ease into my day.  It starts me off in the right mindset.  Hitting snooze repeatedly and dragging yourself out of bed is a sure fire way to a bad day.  Give yourself time to ease into it.  Take the time to sit in bed with a cup of coffee and a good book.  If you  have kids, this is the best time to just be quiet.  I love this time, when all I can hear is the birds singing outside.  It is peaceful and my quality ‘me time’.

The next thing I do is set my intentions for the day.  This follows on from choosing your mindset.  Setting your intention is like making a decision to be happy.  It’s a conscious choice when you wake up in the morning to say thank you for being alive and well.  Wriggle your toes, stretch out your limbs and remember the blessing of a new day.  Set an intention to have a productive day, a joyful day, a healthy day etc.  When you step into your day making a conscious choice you are much more likely to achieve your goal.

Next, let’s look at the resources and products that I use to set up my self-care routine.

My Self-Care Ideas Snapshot for the day

Meditation has helped me find a sense of calm in life that I didn’t even realize I was capable of.  It is a life-changing practice that connects me to myself and slows the pace enough for me to be able to put things into perspective a little bit.  Fantastic resources for meditation (and all things personal development) are Gaia and Mindvalley.  I love both of these for their focus on lifting up the human race. If you’re just looking for in-your-face motivation Tony Robbins is the way to go!

Yoga is definitely a ‘Good Day’ practice for me. 

Love, love, love yoga.  It leaves me with that feeling like my body is saying Thank You.  My body feels alive and well and happy.  If you’re looking for self-care ideas, start with this one!  My absolute favourite is doing a yoga session with Kassandra, I throw on my favourite yoga pants, grab my mat and do my exercise routine right there in the comfort of my own home.  Check her out on her YouTube channel here: Yoga with Kassandra

Trilogy Best Brightening Collection

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This is just a small collection of a brand that I love!  A great introduction to the brand and a great start to the day, pamper your skin and feel amazing!

Coffee!  Yes, it’s self-care!

I start my day with a quality cup of coffee, lovingly made by our in-house barista (ie. Moi).  My coffee machine has a special place in my heart and makes me smile every day.  Laugh if you must, but when you love coffee like I do having quality coffee at home is a major win!

Magic Bullet

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Summer days are Smoothie days.  I use the Magic Bullet because of its convenience and super handy travel cups.  With the varieties available to you, smoothies are the best healthy option ever!

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Ethique – Body Sampler

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I love the sampler pack because, if you’ve never tried this brand before this is the perfect introduction, plus it’s great for a gift too!  This comes with a selection of body wash bars, a deodorant and a scrub and they are sooo great.

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ECO. Modern Essentials Diffuser

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Fragrances have a wonderful way of enhancing our sensory experience of this world.  Who doesn’t have a happy memory that is connected to a smell?  Besides this essential oils are known for their wide range of benefits include energizing, calming, helping clear sinuses and helping us get a restful nights sleep.  So, that is why I love anything that includes gorgeous fragrances.  Some of my favourites are:

ECO.Modern Essentials Best-selling Blends 6 Pack

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Even better, why not get the:

ECO.Modern Essentials Womens Wellness Kit

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This selection comes with 5 essential oils plus a handy Petite Diffuser!  Love!!

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Books

For me a day has not been a good day without a good book.  I like to end my day reading, it is my ‘self-care space’ or ‘self-care bubble’.  It relaxes me and gets me ready for a good nights sleep.  Next to my bed at the moment are:

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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And,

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

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Such a great book, read my review here: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Like I said, this is a Self-Care Ideas Snapshot, there are so many great products that uplift and bring joy.  If you are looking for something to pick you up head over to my SHOP page and see some of my other recommendations.  The most important thing is that you take the time to make yourself feel good!

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