Sustainable Self Care: Be kind to yourself, and the planet too!
Sustainability absolutely does not mean that you have to go without or put yourself second in order to take care of the planet. If anything self care is an essential part of a sustainable lifestyle.
Every month we are taking an area of daily living and showing you easy sustainable swaps you can make. Join us and make even just one swap a month and by December you will be living a greener life!
Why not read last weeks blog post:
Related blog post - Our Sustainable Self Care: a Top 10
Without it you don't have the energy to thrive in your work, develop healthy relationships, and have time to invest in your interests and hobbies. We've compiled a list of sustainable self care practices that allow you to take care of yourself and be kind to the planet too!
Have a social media detox.
Delete those apps and enjoy the hours you’d have otherwise lost to envy and doom scrolling. You might save some electricity in the process too.
Prioritise what’s important to you and get comfortable setting boundaries. It’s okay to say no to social obligations, extra shifts, or lending a hand when you’ve got too much on your plate.
Take time off
Whether it’s a 20 minute tea break in the middle of a big piece of work, or a few days away from work and obligations.
Take Care Of Your Insides
Cook and Eat a Healthy Meal
Enjoy the mindfulness of cooking from scratch and the nourishment of a fresh cooked meal. FYI, we sell meal kits that can streamline the process.
Do a daily sudoku, crossword or even Wordle to keep your brain sharp.
Sleeping boosts your immune systems and improves your mental health and having a good sleep routine is essential. Try our pillow and linen sprays to help you sleep.
Take Care Of Your Body
Treat yourself to one of our Ancient clay face masks, or even make your own by whizzing up oats, avocado and lemon!
Wear your clothes, hair and makeup in a way that feels authentically you. Thrifting is a great way to find unique clothes, and we stock a range of makeup to suit everyone too.
Declutter and Donate
Clear out what you don’t need and take it to a Charity Shop, Re-users Centre or give it away to those in need. The Shelter shop next door, Scrap Antics, and Tayside Re-users are great local places to donate.
Create a Space for Relaxing
Create a dedicated space for yourself for relaxing or doing hobbies that you can retreat to and relax in. A candle can help to create a relaxing vibe.
Take some time, an afternoon or even a few days to go and explore somewhere new. It could be a park or forest you’ve not visited before or even a new city.
Make Time for Friends
Make time for face-to-face conversation without digital distractions, enjoy a meal together or plan an activity together.
Reconnect with nature and the outdoors. Go for a swim, bag a Munro, or wander through a forest. Take some of our new trail mix with you for fuel.
Reconnect with Your interests
Read the book you’ve been meaning to, make time for the hobby you’ve been neglecting, finish the project you started, book a lesson or class.