Celebrate International Self-Care Day July 24th
Alright, folks, listen up! It's time to turn up the heat on self-care and unleash your inner moxie. While the scorching sun tries to bring you down, we're here to give you a survival guide to keep your cool. Get ready for seven sizzling activities that will make you feel like the boss of self-care. From mindful bathing to barefoot walking and everything in between, these soothing rituals will make you feel fierce and fabulous.
Self –Care Starts with You
Mindful Bathing: Unleash Your Inner Mermaid
Self-care begins now! Who needs a day at the spa when you can have a mind-blowing, soul-soothing bath right at home? It's time to channel your inner mermaid and create a sanctuary of serenity in your bathroom. Dim those lights, light up some scented candles, and let the warm water embrace your body.
Start your bath by adding our Relax Bath bomb to the water. Let the steam carry the scents of ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lavender through the air while you close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose for three seconds and out through your mouth for five seconds. As you soak, let go of the day's nonsense and focus on the sheer bliss of this aquatic escape. Breathe deep, darlings, and let those worries wash away.
Barefoot Walking: Strut Your Stuff, Wild and Free
Ladies, it's time to ditch those heels and let your feet run wild and free. Picture this: you, strolling through a park, beach, or backyard, feeling the earth beneath your toes like a fierce warrior.
Barefoot walking or "earthing" has become popular over recent years. Allowing ourselves to connect with the earth has several benefits: decreasing stress, increasing a sense of tranquility, and allowing us to disconnect.
Tune in to the sensations of grass tickling your soles, sand caressing your feet, and soil cooling your steps. Engage all your senses and let the world know you're a badass with every barefoot stride!
Nature Recharge: Embrace your Nature Ninja
When city life becomes too much, it's time to channel your inner nature ninja. Seek out your green sanctuary, whether it's a park, a botanical garden, or a mystical forest. Venture forth, my friends, and let nature's magic envelop you.
Getting vitamin D from the sun has been known to uplift our mood, and it's important to take advantage of the sun while it's so abundant. Hanging out in nature, or "forest bathing," can help us feel calm and centered while enjoying the beauty surrounding us.
As you wander, pay attention to the intricate details of plants, the symphony of birdsong, and the fresh scent of freedom. Feel your soul recharge as you reconnect with the real world – the one that doesn't require Wi-Fi!
Sunset Picnic: Wine, Dine, and Unwind
Darlings, grab your favorite snacks and a bottle of bubbly and head to the scenic spot du jour for a sunset picnic extravaganza. As the sun puts on its most dazzling performance, you'll be there, lounging on a cozy blanket, sipping on the nectar of the gods, and indulging in delicious treats. Our favorite go-to snacks include fresh berries, mixed nuts, crackers, and cheeses.
Choose a location that gives great views of the horizon. Appreciate the solitude. After all, improving your relationship with yourself is what it's all about.
This moment is all about you and the breathtaking beauty unfolding before your eyes. Take a moment to think of the things you are most grateful for. Cheer to the sweet life!
Getting Active: Shake What Your Mama Gave You
Who says self-care can't be active and fun? It's time to unleash your inner fitness diva and get moving. Dive into the cool waters for a swim that will make you feel like a mermaid on a mission. Grab a paddleboard and ride those waves like a boss. Hop on a bike and pedal your way through the streets, feeling the wind in your hair and the freedom in your heart.
You may not think exercise is soothing, but it's one of the best things you can do for your body and mood. Exercise makes us happy by releasing energizing endorphins while reducing stress. Physical activity strengthens our bodies and sharpens our minds; it's a win-win!
Let those endorphins flow and show the world what you're made of!
Immersing Yourself in a Scent Adventure: Candles with Attitude
Immerse yourself in scent!
Lighting a candle is one of our favorite things to do when enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or unwinding after a particularly long day. It sets the mood and creates a ritual out of the simple tasks while providing a beautiful scent to our surroundings.
Light up those candles and let aromatherapy take you on a journey. Lavender for relaxation? Yes, please! Citrus for an energy boost? Bring it on! Eucalyptus for mental clarity? Absolutely. Surround yourself with these scents and let them transport you to a realm of calm, clarity, and fabulousness. Your nose knows what's up!
Not sure which candle is for you? Here are a few of our favorites:
Sherwood Forest: Escape to the woods without leaving your couch with the scent of cypress, pine, eucalyptus, and mint.
Marrakech – Wrap yourself in the calm and warmth of exotic spices. Amber, frankincense, and myrrh will leave you dreaming of travels to lands far away.
Bali – This smells like the waves peacefully crashing at the ocean's edge. Enjoy the notes of cucumber, musk, coriander, and sandalwood.
Mindful Journaling: Unleash Your Inner Wordsmith
All right, ladies, it's time to grab that pen, find a cozy corner, and unleash your inner wordsmith through mindful journaling. Pour your heart onto those pages and let your thoughts flow like poetry. Reflect on your dreams, passions, and everything that sets your soul on fire. This is your chance to dive deep, explore your emotions, and embrace the fabulousness that resides within. Get sassy, get real, and let the world be your muse.
Sometimes self-care can be doing something as simple as reading a book on your front porch or spending the morning sipping coffee by your kitchen window. It's all about taking the little moments in your day to celebrate and love yourself because you deserve it. Create your self-love playlist. Eat all the delicious seasonal produce. Hug your friends. Let 2023 be the year of you! You've got this, darling!