We all deserve to deliberately take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Truth is, self-care is not a luxury, it’s a priority.
The pandemic has put most of humanity under tremendous pressure and the need for self-care is front and centre. After all, the more you fill your own cup, the better equipped you’ll be to take care of others. Simple as that.
Green consumption has risen to a global trend and sustainability has become a hot topic. Social media is reshaping consumers’ attitudes into more environmentally friendly behaviour. However, did you know that 70% of packaging from personal care products ends up in landfills?
The good news is that there are all sorts of amazing ways to take care of yourself while still making sustainable choices that will benefit the planet. It is possible to nurture ourselves while nurturing our planet! Are you ready to make a few changes that will definitely make an impact?
If exercise is your go-to self-care choice, great! An excellent exercise option, especially if self-care is your main focus, is yoga. Invest in a second hand or eco-friendly mat before choosing a spot on the floor. Or simply go for a walk. It sounds simple but it has so many health benefits. It improves sleep, reduces stress, improves circulation, and enhances your mood. Switching to walking or cycling helps to protect biodiversity. It creates less noise, less air pollution, and results in fewer emissions that are warming the atmosphere. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle!
Definitely enjoy me-time with a fresh cuppa. But did you know that teabags contain plastic? Brew loose tea or coffee, or use unbleached teabags that don’t contain plastic.
Now is the perfect time to embrace an eco-friendly hobby. Whether you’re curious to start composting or want to unleash your inner green thumb, all it takes is a little time and inspiration to feel super connected to the planet. Plant edible plants and enjoy plastic and packaging free, homegrown food. Also, write it down. Journaling is a powerful self-care ritual to organize your thoughts and to regain calm. Only, be sure to use a notebook made from recycled paper.
Indulge by taking a relaxing bath at the end of a stressful day. Make your own package free bath salts. (1 part dried lavender, 2 parts Epsom salt and shake vigorously. That’s it!) Light up organic sustainable candles to amp the mood, but choose zero-waste candles made with renewable materials such as vegan coconut wax and responsible packaging.
Getting more Zzz’s is one of the best ways to show yourself some love. And, when you turn off the lights and hit the hay, the planet benefits too. Looking for a little sexy under the covers? Give silk bed sheets and pillow cases a go! Silk is a renewable resource and it’s biodegradable. Oh, and be sure to protect your pearly whites the next morning by using a bamboo toothbrush. Baboo is fully biodegradable compared to plastic which can take a thousand years to decompose.
We can all do our bit to make our planet a better place.
Perfection is not the goal, but effort certainly is.
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