We all, every now and again, need to take a day off to take care of our mental health. Take a day to relax and do something we love. Self-care is an important step to take in order to tackle your mental health. Self-care has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress, and increase our mood. When we take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally, we are better able to maintain a healthy relationship with ourselves and others. This can boost self-esteem and confidence, and allows us to extend our positive energy onto the people around us. There are three main forms of self-care:
Spiritual self-care is all about finding a meaning for our lives. Meditation is the most common form of spiritual self-care, which trains the mind to become more aware of your physical and mental health, to achieve a mentally stable state.
Physical self-care is all about taking care of your body! This includes physical activities such as exercise, but also how you take care of yourself with eating, cleanliness, pampering and sleeping. Physical self-care is important for self-esteem and confidence.
Psychological self-care is all about keeping a control over your mind and challenging it. This includes puzzles, or learning something new. This allows us to keep a sense of control over our mental health.
In this blog post we have shared our favourite self-care products of 2021. Please note, none of the products mentioned are sponsored.
Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask – £45
This is every sleep mask wearers dream (literally!). This stylish and comfortable mask is noise reducing, machine washable, prevents hair creases and reduces the appearance of dark circles and fatigue! What more could you ask for?
Available online at Lunya.co
French Lavender Candle – £11.99
We love an Etsy haul, and this candle is a perfect addition to any basket! With a 40 hour burn time, these handmaid candles are ideal for relaxing and unwinding. This candle will make you feel like you are basking in the French countryside in a beautiful lavender field.
Available online at Etsy
Turquaz Linen Lightweight Long Waffle Kimono Unisex Spa Robe – £22 – £28
Is there any better feeling that when you put that soft robe on after a relax in the spa? We don’t think so! This robe brings that experience home – just what we needed during quarantine!
Available online at Amazon
White Company Electronic Diffuser – £65
Designed to deliver the perfect amount of scent in minutes, while also adding moisture to the air, this beautiful ceramic design will transform your space with uplifting fragrances at the touch of a button. With four time settings, you can choose how long your diffuser will release scent for: 180 minutes, 120 minutes or 60 minutes.
Available online at The White Company
HidrateSpark Smart Water Bottle – £60+
A water bottle that glows to remind you to drink throughout the day? Yes please! This rechargeable BPA-free bottle keeps water fresh and cold for up to 24 hours with an app that tracks your intake according to your weight, heights, and more.
Available online at HidrateSpark
Fitbit Versa 3
We all know about the Apple Watch, but our personal favourite is the new Fitbit Versa 3. This stylish and comfortable smartwatch comes with six days battery life, 24/7 heart rate tracker, stores and plays music, built-in voice assistant (Alexa), GPS and more! Oh, and of course it tracks your steps and tells the time!
Available at most retailers
Available online at Amazon
And that’s it for this post! Thank you for reading! Have any other products you think we should look out for? Let us know in the comments below!