Doing little things that make you happy is a good way to boost your self-esteem as well as your general mood. No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. More often than not, it takes a wake-up call to notice how negative it can be if you don’t take time off for you. Here are 10 of our favourite ways to show ourselves a little love:
Treat yourself to a few compliments – from yourself! Say it to yourself in the mirror, or write down positive affirmations and reflect on them. Don’t wait for people to praise you, do it yourself every single day. See how self-empowerment can positively affect you!
Give yourself the gift of 5 minutes of doing nothing. Sometimes, this is enough to get a bit of breathing room to give a fresh take on a problem we’ve been stuck in. Did you know breathing the right way can actually relieve stress? With that in mind, we curated the Rosé Bunch with pink accents to freshen up the space.
Learn how to cook or bake a new dish that you’ve always wanted to try. Master it and you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings whenever you feel like it. Plus, cooking or baking can stimulate the brain, making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Buy your favourite chocolates and spend hours indulging in dessert and Netflix series. While you’re at it, light up some candles and have a full on pamper night in! The Love Box was made just for this moment – filled with lots of love from you, to you.
Grab your loved ones and give them a hug! Did you know hugs can increase serotonin (elevates mood and creates happiness) and release tension? Only a few seconds can put you in a positive mood.
Do something nice for someone else. Why does this work? When we carry out random acts of kindness, we feel a warm glow inside. Trust us, it’s a win-win! Try surprising someone with a Oasis Bunch of pretty little Chamomiles.
Get a notebook and pen and start journaling. Let yourself express hopes, fears, desires and dreams. It’s a healthy way to express yourself and trust us, it can get really cathartic and healing.
Go for a brief walk outside. Natural green and blue shades are soothing, and if the weather is sunny, this will also provide you with a mood boost. Can’t go outside? The Azure Bunch is the resemblance of a bright blue sky – perfect for bringing the outside, indoors.
Take a nap. So many of us are sleep-deprived, so 20 minutes spent napping in the afternoon may be just the refreshment you need. A good nap can get you out of that afternoon slump, recharge your energy, leave you more alert and in a better mood!
Make a favourite snack or drink, and enjoy it slowly. Take pleasure in nurturing yourself! Have you ever seen a flowering tea bloom? It’s an incredible floral and therapeutic experience watching the tea buds bloom, plus you get to have a warm cup of delicious green tea after that. Try it yourselves with our Bliss Box.
Don’t put it off for the next weekend, annual leave or the apocalypse. Start today and do it often, it won’t take long before you begin to see the difference. Rewarding yourself can help you celebrate your success, no matter how small or big. Take every opportunity to give yourself a pat on the back and actually reward yourself when you have done something amazing! You’ve earned it.