5 Things You Should Have In Your Self-Care Kit, That You Probably Didn’t Think Of
Self-care is important in today’s day and age of high stress, and over-stimulation. It is crucial for each of us to step away from the madness every once in a while, and focus on ourselves. Some people call this “me time”. Others consider it taking a break, while some look at it as something they do to rejuvenate. Self-care is all of the above, and more. It is a way of getting in touch with your inner self, and showing yourself some much needed TLC. Here are 5 things you need to have to find your inner peace without struggling for ways to do it.
1. A workout regime that always makes you feel better than you did before you started
The truth is, not everybody enjoys all kinds of workouts. We all have favourites, or that one thing that we can count on as a tool to uplift our mood. Maybe for you, it’s a run, or a swim, or a yoga session, or even a dance class. Figure it out, and have a tutorial or a running track, or a centre where you can go whenever you feel the need. Sweat away the stress!
2. A set of feel-good beauty and grooming products
From makeup to that heavenly smelling shower gel, consider your grooming kit more than just as basic upkeep routine, make these products really work to make you FEEL good! Invest in those products. This is money well spent.
3. A soul-stirring playlist
Music can put you in touch with parts of yourself you weren’t even aware existed. It can give words to feelings, and feelings to words. It can be cathartic, even. Your playlist doesn’t have to be something that puts you in a good mood instantly, but rather, something that touches your heart, one that could, at least momentarily, make you forget about the stress.
4. A recipe you actually enjoy cooking
Food and love are intimately connected, and cooking a meal for yourself can be an extremely nurturing act. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be a meal. Maybe, you can bake. Whatever you end up creating, the point is to have a recipe handy which you enjoy executing, and which leaves you feeling that you’ve got this! Hopefully, it tastes good as well.
5. A journal, or canvas, or thread-and-needle… basically, something that helps you create
Get busy. Oh we don’t mean it that way. Create something. Get your hands dirty. We are all born to create. Some create music. Some, novels. Some, movies. Some create mouth-watering dishes. Creating something can make you feel better and melt away the stress. It is a deep human need to bring something to life. Find a way to fulfil this need.