During Holidays time we are so busy with planning the family gathering, buying gifts, setting new year’s resolutions, and making a meal plan for the dinner.
The last thing we are doing during this busy time is taking care of ourselves.
What is self-care?
Self-care is taking care of yourself, and it is very important because if you don’t look after yourself, then how can you take care of others, isn’t that so? It is absolutely necessary for your self-preservation and that means nourishing your body, taking care of your needs, be they personal, physical, medical, mental, and spiritual. When it comes to treating yourself with some real treats, it makes you feel good, uplifted, and good for the body and soul.
Self-care is also important because it means you are maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself, inducing positive feelings of self-confidence and self-esteem.
The major reason we don’t take self-care is the lack of time. It is really hard to find a minute for ourselves in our busy lives where we have to do so many things: take care of our children, family, parents, spouses, work, meet with friends, clean the house, cook and so on.
However, think about the aeroplane warning – announcing that when an emergency happens and the masks drop from the ceiling, to first help yourself with your mask and then help others to put on their masks. That makes perfect sense. If you didn’t help yourself first, there would be you and the other people out of commission, wouldn’t there?
Self-care could mean many things, sometime is means staying calm and pampering yourself and those you love with self-care ideas to propel you into the New Year full of health, peace, love, happiness, zest, and promise! These self-care fit ideas can certainly perk anyone up because they can often speak to the inward needs.
Self-care gift ideas
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This moisturizer contains ceramics that not only hydrate the skin but also help it to RETAIN moisture thereby achieving extensive hydration. It is also reduces pores, nourishes the skin, and minimizes wrinkles.
No need to clutter your bag with soaps, cleaners, and creams when you can just toss in your H20 cleansing stick. It comes infused with pearl extract and healing coconut oil to nourish dry skin, gliding onto your face and sinking deep in – all you do is wet your face and massage it over your face in circular movements, and there’s no spilling out in your bag.
Saving you so much time, this cutting board folds out flat to chop vegetables but also folds up to form a kind of chute, easily disposing waste at the one end or if you want
to rinse off food, you can use the strainer end. It’s also coated with a non-slip edge so food doesn’t slide over the counter while you are working.
Bracelet Bangle Flask– price varies depending on the flask of your choice
I actually bought this one as a funny gift for a friend. The bracelet is quite large and fits me around the elbow, but hey, it is a cool gift that is definitely not boring and will stand out.
It’s sometimes so awkward packing in an ironing board and iron when traveling but now comes LANGRIA with a fabric steamer that eliminates all that. All you do is plug it in and in a matter of 60 seconds; you can literally steam out the wrinkles in your clothes. This particular one is 30% hotter than others as well, killing bed bugs and dust mites too.
Sometimes when there are a lot of you for breakfast, preparing eggs and pancakes can be pretty messy and exhausting. These flexible rings are the solution because they create a seal to make perfect circles of pancakes and eggs. They’re made from heat-resistant silicone, so they’re pretty safe to use and they don’t scratch and stick to pans either.
If you have trouble sleeping you will love the White Noise machine. Here you get offered 28 different natural sounds that you will find so helpful in helping you to fall asleep faster, leaving you more energized and ready for whatever the day brings. There’s a handy timer, too, so that it will switch off at the right time.
Some claim they work better than sponges or loofahs. It makes sense seeing as each cloth is made from exfoliating nylon. They are ideal for people who want to achieve a deep cleanse without going overboard on the soap. It’s excellent for helping to rid your skin of dead skin, leaving your skin smooth and glowing.
When your legs and feet ache and swell at the end of a long day, compression socks will come to the rescue. They relieve swelling and provide varicose vein swelling relief, focusing on the foot, the heel and the calf areas. They cut moisture too, so your feet say nice and dry all the time when wearing them.
Got a party to attend and you need to get rid of a pimple and fast?! Get this acne patch with hydrocolloid which draws out the impurities, reducing the size of a pimple fast, and to speed up healing. What’s wonderful it contains no harsh chemicals, so it’s safe for all skin types.
When you put this LuLuLun face mask on to your face, the results are soft, supple and moisturized skin. These masks fit perfectly on to your skin offering nourishment to your entire face with their infusions of Lipidure for lasting results.
After an exhausting day, whether it is your couch, your bed, your favorite chair, this knitted blanked from Hygge Lifestyle is the ultimate in comfort, a sheer timeless gift that will stay decorating anyone’s home for years on end.
Most of us have seen those necklaces where you are able to carry your favorite essential oil in, but there are not many where you can actually infuse the jewelry you are wearing with some of your favorite essential oil. This very stylish lava stone necklace in a triangular shape is made from natural lava, making it porous, and allowing you to apply essential oils for the aromatherapy benefits throughout your day.
Another perfect bracelet to let your pamper yourself and enjoy your favourite essential oils all day long. It is very stylish and looks amazing.
Treat yourself to a very convenient hair styling brush. It heats up in 40 seconds to 450F and it’s rich negative ions can eliminating frizz, split ends, knotting and adds shine, repairing the hair quality of harm. It styles hair fast and will save your lots of time whether you are rushing out to work or getting ready for a fun night out.
Take a look why you shouldn’t neglect self-care:
o You need to know your worth: That is why self-care is so important in order to maintain healthy relationships with yourself – healthy foods, physical exercises; these are vital if you are to stay positive and to build your own confidence and self-esteem. You need to remind yourself and others that your person has needs too, and they are important.
o You need to maintain a healthy work-life balance: Some people count being a workaholic as something that is a virtue, but when you overwork and act like you are walking on a tightrope, full of stress and exhaustion that can eventually lead to you being less productive, disorganized, and emotionally unable to communicate properly with others, then it is not a virtue at all. If you love your job with a passion and it makes you feel wonderful and fulfilled, then yes, maybe being a workaholic in that sense can be even beneficial. But don’t let a hectic lifestyle where you never think about your needs rob you of your health and fill you with anxiousness, depression, insomnia and eventually all kinds of diseases.
o Manage your stress: A little bit of stress can be healthy and keep your brain active and your body awake and anticipated, but when it becomes full of stress and anxiety on an ongoing basis, you need to take note and cut back. You need to think of your own needs, like taking breaks and learning how to boost your energy and confidence levels with excellent management of your stress with healthy food, healthy lifestyle, and healthy exercises.
o Start living and stop just existing: Remember that life is such a precious gift; make every day count, spoiling yourself with some of the wonderful experiences that come from nature and Life itself. Read a book, start a hobby, bake something for the old age home, volunteer – these are all self-care activities that give you a purpose in life and give you a new reason for getting up in the morning.
o Get your health physically right: Last, but not least by far – because if you fail to take care of your body and its health and needs, you are going to find your mental health will suffer – which means you need to eat healthfully and mindfully. You have to get your sleep, you have to ‘enjoy’ life and you have to exercise so that you can be of benefit to others and lead a meaningful life.
Self-care has become one of the real buzzwords of today, but it’s because it has become so important. Heaps of people, and particularly women, spend a lot of their time supporting and helping other people in their families that they often don’t have the time or energy to focus on themselves, and particularly what their body needs, which is so important. Take time to be kind to yourself so that you can serve those whom you love best, not forgetting yourself because that means taking back your power.