No matter what the day brings, it’s nice to have some time to yourself to relax and unwind. “Self-care” has become a popular buzzword, but it’s more than that – it’s a crucial step in maintaining your physical and mental health and overall wellbeing. A great way to incorporate self-care into your routine is by creating a space in your home that promotes self-care.
How do you do that? Here are our top tips:
What is self-care?
Self-care is the practice of prioritizing your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. By intentionally making time for activities that relax or energize you and setting healthy boundaries, you can use self-care to help manage stress, prevent burnout, keep you healthy, and feel more balanced in different areas of your life.
Creating a space in your home dedicated to self-care – a space that makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and rejuvenated – can encourage you to make self-care part of your day.
Use stylish water bottles to encourage healthy habits
Drinking water may not be the most exciting part of your day, but it’s so important to your health. Staying hydrated helps your organs work properly and keeps you energized. Aiming for eight glasses of water a day is a good start, but you may need more or less depending on your exercise habits, environment, and overall health. Getting enough water throughout the day may seem like a chore, so make it more fun by using a stylish water bottle that you keep within reach. A reusable insulated water bottle keeps the water nice and cold, brings some personality to mundane activities, and can make it easier to track your water intake. Healthy Human’s 16oz, 21oz, and 32oz Stein Bottles and our 12oz, 20 oz, and 32oz Cruiser Tumbler cups come in a variety of colors and patterns and keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours.
Make room for your favorite activities
Self-care isn’t limited to bubble baths (although if that’s your thing, that’s great!); there are plenty of activities that support your wellbeing. Create a designated space in your home for your favorite activities to encourage self-care. For example, if you like to read, keep a stack of books in a bookshelf in your room, on your living room coffee table, or anywhere else you’ll be likely to pick one up. If you enjoy exercise as a form of self-care, set your workout gear somewhere it can stay relatively tidy and easily accessible, so you don’t have to fish your sneakers out from under the bed or wonder where your yoga mat went. If craft projects make you feel relaxed or rejuvenated, make a space for your most-used materials. Creating a space that promotes self-care doesn’t require a ton of room; you can use a corner in your bedroom or even just place a few things on a shelf. The idea is to create an intentional space that makes your self-care activities more accessible.
Set the tone with decorations
When you think about self-care, what type of environment do you imagine? Is it a quiet, soothing place where you can relax? Is it a bright, cheerful area that makes you feel reinvigorated? Whatever your ideal self-care space looks like, you can bring it to life in your home through decorations. This includes everything from wall art to furniture to accent pieces and more. If a cozy space is what you’re after, consider decorating with a comfortable chair, soft blanket, and scented candle. If you want to transform your bathroom to have a more spa-like feel, consider adding fresh eucalyptus sprigs, your favorite bath bombs, and soothing music. In your self-care space, surround yourself with things that bring you joy.
Use storage containers to organize your belongings
As the saying goes, “tidy home, tidy mind.” Clutter not only looks messy but can make you feel you feel anxious and unfocused. To promote self-care, keep your space organized. This may feel like another chore, but making an effort to keep your home tidy will make you feel so much better in the long run. Plus, it’s a great excuse to bring some cute storage containers into your home! Consider using woven baskets, convenient drawer sets, under-the-bed storage boxes, and more to give your belongings a designated place in your home and to add personal style to your self-care space.
Clean your space
Don’t just organize your space; clean it! It’s hard to practice self-care when you’re distracted by dust bunnies and sniffling from allergens. Sweep or vacuum the floors, dust the shelves, and take out the trash to create a space that feels clean, fresh, and relaxing. You can also try using natural cleaning products to avoid making your self-care space smell like harsh chemicals.
Make eating healthy convenient
The food you eat affects how you feel physically and mentally, making your diet an important part of self-care. Eating healthy provides numerous health benefits, including reducing your risk for various health problems, helping you achieve or maintain a healthy weight, and enabling you to avoid that sluggish feeling too much sugar can cause. Still, it can be tempting to grab a box of cookies when you want a snack or mindlessly reach into a bag of chips. Instead, make it convenient to eat healthy food when you’re hungry. Our on-the-go bento lunch boxes may be designed for lunches away from home, but it can also be used for storing perfectly portioned healthy snacks or meals. Simply fill it with the right amount of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and more based on your dietary needs, and keep it front and center in the fridge so it’s easy to reach.
Live life healthy
If you’re not already making self-care part of your routine, we recommend it. Creating a space in your home that promotes self-care can encourage you to take time to address your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Healthy Human can help! Click here to check out our products and live life healthy.