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Self-care could be the buzzword of the decade. What does it actually mean? Logically, we know it makes sense, however, in reality, it’s always much harder to do. It actually means something different for everyone. The hardest part is that it is up to us to define our own self-care routines and products. Where do we start? What exactly does it mean for us? It can feel like so much responsibility and accountability are added to our daily routines. 

Self-care could mean you practice personal and social boundaries. These boundaries help you live your life for yourself versus giving in to social pressures. It could mean saying no to a night out to make time for much-needed rest. Perhaps take an extra five min in the shower for a body scrub, a facial mask, or a foot soak. Ask yourself what you need, go into your heart, and ask how you can show up for yourself. The answer will change from day to day as our stress loads vary. 

Romantizing self-care, we think of rewarding ourselves with a candle, a bubble bath, and a glass of wine. While this might be a treat, is it really addressing our inner conflict or the root of our stress? This kind of care could mean some quiet time away from the kids, relaxing after a long day of working or could be adding anxiety to our body with added alcohol. Meditations, music, quiet, a good book or even tidying up your physical space could also feel like self-care. 

Self-care is our daily intake or food choices. What is your relationship with food? Is it a power struggle or an emotional pacifier? Especially this time of year, we think of food as a gift, reward, or celebration. Self-care is giving yourself permission to stick to dietary needs or trials to see how your body responds to a needed change. 

Self-care might be changing out body care products to non-toxic products. This might require research or conversation with a friend, coach, or functional medicine practitioner. What products can help you feel your best? <Inside scoop> We have a few non-toxic products in the pipeline to help you restore.

Ultimately, self-care means practicing daily habits and routines to help you be the best you can be for everyone around you. Understanding, these may change based on your stress load and life events. 

  1. Breathe Deeper 
  2. Take a Pause 
  3. Reset Perspective 
  4. Love Yourself 

This is not an all-at-once mindset. It takes time to practice. We suggest focusing on one area at a time. Achieve the result you want with trial and area, by offering yourself grace and compassion and perhaps, finding an accountability buddy that will check in with your journey. 

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