Between day-to-day errands, studying or work, and family life, taking the time to not only rest but reflect on your accomplishments can very quickly take a backseat. As the summer months roll in, now is the time to take a moment to reward yourself with a little self-care.
GET ON NATURE’S LEVEL
Plants have some pretty powerful re-energising properties. According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, plants can boost your mood, concentration and creativity, as well as help minimise stress.
If you don’t consider yourself a green thumb, start out with resilient plants, like aloe vera, snake plant, pothos or a succulent. Pop them in a place they’ll be admired, and don’t forget to follow the caregiving instructions so you can benefit from their beautiful, oxygen giving properties! Head to Coles or Woolworths for an introduction to indoor plants and get a taste for the outdoors inside. Alternatively, you can pick up a gorgeous bunch of flowers from Flowers 2 Go for the low-maintenance route and splashes of colour.
SMELL THE SWEET SCENTS OF RELAXATION
Another way to personalise the way you recharge is through aromatherapy. Essential oils not only smell amazing, but they can sometimes assist with alleviating feelings of stress, as well as improving your quality of sleep. Terry White Chemart has a bounty of essential oils, candles and diffusers.
SET THE SCENE FOR SOME SEASONAL BLISS
Try reworking the decor of important spaces, such as your bedroom, to regularly hit reset and ensure you home continues to inspire you. Something as simple as grabbing a new sheet set from Target, or a new piece of art can totally refresh your bedroom. Visit All About Art to add a new piece to a bare wall.
CREATE YOUR OWN AT-HOME HAVEN
Designing a tranquil, stress-free zone at home to practice wellness techniques will allow you to find a little Zen every day. It can be as simple as finding a spare room, a space on your balcony or a nook in your living area and adding a few special touches.
Lay down a cosy blanket, a fluffy cushion or a comfy chair and set up a box or shelf full of mini mindful pursuits. This could include novels, colouring books, puzzles, a musical instrument, or any other analogue activity that helps you unwind. Stop by QBD Books for the latest best seller or a mind-boggling puzzle – the main suggestion is to keep digital screens out of your haven.
Add moments of calm to your space with candles and other soothing scents from Styling.
INVEST IN A REVITALISING TREATMENT
Sometimes it’s best to leave pampering to the experts. Relaxation treatments such as massages and facials are not only the epitome of self-care, but they’re a fantastic way to relieve tension. As soon as you have a spare hour to yourself, book in for a rejuvenating treatment at Massage Indulgence.
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