Here in the bottom half of the world, we’re preparing for the cooler months ahead. But I wanted to start May with an intention of more self-care, because, why not?
Autumn is in full swing which, where I live, means I can still go to the beach during the day but I sometimes use my warm blanket and sip hot cacao on the couch. We don’t really have the array of gorgeous fall leaf colours stunningly decorating the pavement like I see in the movies.
But in the spirit of Hygge (as I mentioned in my post last week) I thought I would put together a list of my self-care essentials for those of you wanting to snuggle up and get to know your inner goddess.
Sort of like a seasonal makeover for your soul!
START WITH SELF
The first self-care essential - a blank page. Otherwise known as a journal. My favourite moleskin journal is an necessity for me. I always get the same size and colour and I date every page as I pour my thoughts onto the page. It’s the best when the new season aligns with a new book.
MOVE TO THE MIND
And speaking of books, read one.
Not one for improving your health or for personal development. Read a novel, a story, an experience put magnificently into words. I’m re-reading Breakfast at Tiffanys … Classic.
THEN HELP THE EARTH
But I know that self-care for me also means doing things that really make me feel like I’m making my small difference in the world. And while I personally don’t drink coffee, my husband LOVES a take away bulletproof and I’ve been doing my head at the amount of times we have to throw away another cup! So in order to do our bit, we’ve got one of these keep cups so we can feel good in ourselves about not contributing to landfill in such a reckless way!
BACK TO SELF
Then once I feel good about forcing Hugh to carry around his own coffee cup, I can do some more stuff that makes me feel good. I saw this tool being used by Hilary Duff on Instagram and immediately decided it looked like it feels good and I’m going to be honest … IT DOES! Check out Nurse Jamie’s Instagram to get an idea of what this thing does!
AND FOR A LITTLE FUN
True Roots is totally giving me the autumn feels. Something about the word root and the colours. Plus, it’s written by Kristin Cavallari! Remember the girl we all loved to hate on Laguna Beach? She was just so beautiful, but the drama of reality TV made her more exciting. And now she’s come out with this beauty and I must say, my 30 year old self is a big fat Kristin fan.
And of course, get the warm blankets, hot raw cacao drinks and candle lit nights at home going strong for extra self loving nourishment!