Self-care is a bit of a buzzword of late. Because we are often focused on things such as productivity and making money, we sometimes forget to pay attention to other important aspects of our lives. Bring your focus back to your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing by introducing self-care rituals. And remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make this investment in yourself.
Try a digital “diet”
The average South African spends almost 3 hours a day surfing the internet. 3 HOURS! That’s incredible! By going lite on the internet, you can prioritise other activities such as a walk in the park with a friend, or even reading a chapter or two of a good self-help book.
Don’t shun the sun
Sunlight provides your body with Vitamin D and serotonin, both of which are responsible for boosting your mood. While it’s definitely not advisable to get too much sun, just 10 minutes a day can boost your happiness and physical well-being.
Schedule some alone time
It may seem silly to have to schedule a time to be alone, yet many of us spend very little time away from the daily grind. Alone time can stimulate creativity, reboot your mind and allow you to unwind properly. Whether you paint a picture or propagate a plant - if you take time introspecting, you will reap the benefits.
While you are having a water-wise shower, make your wash-time an opportunity to groom and relax - both important me-time investments. Put on some soothing music or focus on your breathing or, better yet, try out a new beauty soap to make you feel fabulous. This will elevate the moment to a self-care treat.
Add something new to your routine
Dry body brushing is the latest self-care ritual everyone is raving about. But, what on earth is it? It’s exactly what it says. You simply brush your skin in a certain pattern or motion with a dry brush just before hopping into the shower to wash away the dead skin with your favourite LUX Body Wash. Not only does it help to conserve water, it exfoliates, cleans pores, reduces cellulite and boosts circulation – giving your mind and body the lift it needs to go out there and take on the world.
If you take the time to care for yourself, you can reduce the negative effects of stress and boost your overall health. More power to a healthier mind, body and soul!