Hello lovely! I hope you’re doing well and you’re having a gorgeous day, it’s super sunny where I am. Let me know in the comments what your plans are today. Let’s dive into the topic of self-care!
Self-care is something very spoken about at the moment, especially with everything happening in the world right now. Taking take of not only your body but your mind is crucial to creating a healthy balance between life’s variables.
However, I feel as if self-care has lost a little meaning… I see and hear a lot of people going for what they think is self-care, rather than following their intuition and what their body truly needs. Taking care of yourself should be focused completely around exactly what you need as a person, not what you presume to be good self-care. Of course, we can grab inspiration, but think to yourself ‘is this truly serving as self-care for me?’ and ‘what way am I benefitting from doing this?’.
Making your self-care meaningful
So, I thought of a way (of course taking some inspiration from my beloved Pinterest) to make self-care meaningful to YOU. It takes into account the 5 senses to make a self-care box, especially for yourself. I adore sharing this way of going about self-care with my 1 to 1 clients. They love it!
So, why think about the 5 senses? We want the items and experiences within your box to serve you on every level of your being, which then creates so much more meaning to your self-care ritual. These are things that make every sense you have happy, peaceful and rejuvenated.
Your self-care box
Firstly, find any type of box to get started. Now, not everything in your box is going to be physical but it helps to have that there to go to as an anchor and when you’re winding down after your day. It’s important even when you’re not seeking to relax, but just to bring yourself back to the present to avoid stress before it comes. Sometimes we tend to feel a little lost when we think to ourselves ‘right, let’s do some self-care’, so it’s also helpful in that way too.
The 5 senses and examples
Here I’ll include some examples of what you could include in your box when taking into account the 5 senses. Of course, don’t feel like you have to follow what I’ve suggested, always tune into what YOU really need to have that important wind-down time.
- Your journal
- Positive quotes
- Your diary
- Photos that make you happy
- A walk in nature
- Fluffy blanket
- Stress ball
- Teddy / soft toy
- Scented candles
- Oils/oil burner
- Body spray
- Room spray
- Favourite snack
- Favourite drink
- A sweet treat
- Chewing gum/mints
- Guided meditation
- Nature sounds (e.g. waterfalls, birds, trees in wind)
- Guided visualisation
- Your favourite song
- Relaxing Subliminals
So, what do you think?
There you have a few ideas for inspiration of what you can include in your very own self-care box. I’d love to know what you decide to include in yours! I find it so reassuring knowing I have that box there full of things that make my soul sing. And that’s what self-care is all about! Creating an environment that makes you feel happy and at peace.
Let what your mind and body needs take the lead.
Have the most amazing day and I’ll speak to you soon! I really hope this post shed light and importance on your self-care ritual being the most beneficial for your mind, body and soul.
All the love –