Self-care is something we all need to make more time for. So why not make your own self-care kit so that your next self-care session is even more relaxing.
Think of a self-care kit as a little first-aid box for your mental health. It's for those days when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed or when life is just getting the better of you.
Your self-care kit should be full of things that calm you down, help relieve your stresses and worries and remind you of how lucky you are.
The best way to start making your own is to include items for each of the five senses. They can be as extravagant as you like as long as it's full of things you love.
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Have you ever created a self-care emergency kit? Like you had a rough day and you need to hit the #resetbutton? 😓 - A self-care kit can be kept in a box, bag, drawer, chest, or whatever you fancy and contains items that help lower your stress or anxiety levels and give you a sense of ease and #peace. 🌈😌🙏 - Basic guidelines: - *Sight – Pictures or photos of friends, family, and pets that can bring a sense of positivity and calm. Also try positive affirmation cards, a favorite book, some inspirational quotes or motivational quotes. - *Smell – Include some essential oils in your box, or some incense sticks. Try lavender or clary sage. You could also include some of your favorite candles in the box. - *Taste – It’s always a good idea to keep a bit of your favorite chocolate or tea in your kit that will help ease your mind. A favorite teacup too. - *Sound – Guided meditation is great for helping you to calm down when you are in an anxious mood, or just need to relax in general. Another helpful item for your box would be to keep a playlist of your favorite songs, or songs you know will help boost your mood or calm you down. - *Touch – Something soft and comforting is great, like your favorite blanket to curl up in, a pillow, or warm socks. Crystals and smooth stones are also healing and relaxing. - *Activities – Coloring books and colored pencils, a journal, a puzzle, clay, anything relaxing to take your mind off of stress. - Another great twist would be to include your favorite gear and inspiration for going hiking or on a walk, to the gym, or for yoga. - What would you put in your #selfcarekit? Or maybe you already have a kit - if so, please share what is in yours already! - - - - #livelong #thehumanlongevityproject #longevity #antiaging #epigenetics #microbiome #vitality #immortality #truehealth #biohacking #biofeedback #emotionalhealth #chemicalfree #nutrientdense #phytonutrients #health #healthyeating #healthyliving #nutrition #guthealth #mindfulness #documentary #ancientwisdom #holistichealth #balance
Self-care kits don't have to be expensive though. Here are 20 affordable items you might want to include in yours:
- Your favourite tea.
- Pictures with family and friends.
- A gratitude journal.
- Fluffy socks.
- A cosy blanket.
- Some face masks.
- A list of your favourite feel-good movies/tv-shows to watch.
- A notebook and pen to let out all of your thoughts and feelings.
- A bath bomb.
- A scented candle.
- A list of your favourite activities if you want to keep busy.
- Headphones or earphones, you should also make a special playlist for yourself of 'feel-good' songs.
- Body lotion, I would recommend sleepy from Lush.
- A list of things you like about yourself, this should be a mixture of physical things and personality traits.
- A list of all your accomplishments to date. Don't be strict with yourself include every accomplishment not just the big ones.
- Essential oils.
- Your favourite book.
- Comfy clothes.
You can keep these items in a box or bag, that will depend on what you include in your kit. Another nice idea if you're using a box is to decorate it to make it look more inviting with some wrapping paper or paint.
What are some of the things you've included in your self-care kit?