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.
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 The Reject Shop, where staff will find a range of seeds to plant and grow your own piece of greenery. Alternatively, you can pick up a gorgeous bunch of flowers from Florist with Flowers for the low-maintenance route.
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 via click & collect, some new homewares from The Reject Shop or a new piece of art can totally refresh your bedroom.
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. One main suggestion from us: keep digital screens out of your haven.
Add moments of calm to your space with candles and other soothing scents from Target via click & collect. Alternatively, exercise your mind with games and puzzles from nextra.
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 we are out of lockdown, book in for a rejuvenating treatment at Just Cuts, Allan’s Hairdressing, Kiana Hair Studio, Platinum Hair Salon, Pearl Nails, Orient Massage, Fresh Nails, New Health, Scissor Style Barber, Serendipity Miss Beauty, Shashi Beauty Salon, Vanity Nails and Sunshine Massage.
Know of another way to recharge your batteries? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #ResetAndReboot.