It’s hard to take care of ourselves when we’re busy running errands for others, accommodating others’ schedules and preferences, and listening to friends vent while our brains whirl anxiously around to-dos and haven’t-dones.
But it’s essential. We need to feel good about ourselves to pass on that feeling to others. We need to have in order to give.
That’s where self-care comes in. It’s simple – the process of taking care of yourself. It includes anything from rubbing your arm to taking a vacation to the Bahamas. Well, a vacation in the local park works too. As does a bath, scented candle, snuggling with your baby, and writing in a journal.
It’s not about being selfish. It’s about taking care of yourself so you don’t run out of your own humanity.
Need a little help with self-care that works? Find it hard to spend money on a scented candle?
Enter the latest trend of self-care boxes. Single, monthly, or bimonthly deliveries of self-care items that range from self-affirmation books and stickers to candles and tea, from gummies to bath salts. For you.
I tried out two services and I’m happy to review them both for you.
Click to view my unboxing of Bloom Beautifully’s March 2017 self-care box.