Mental health plays a critical role in our lives, and self-care is an important aspect of our mental well-being. Self-care encompasses any activity we undertake to improve our emotional, mental and physical health.
Make Your Home a Calmer Place
- Declutter and organize; donate or throw out what you don’t need
- Paint walls with calming colours — blue, green and pink are peaceful
- Cover walls with your favorite artwork, photos or inspirational posters
- Welcome plants into your life; greenery helps us feel more relaxed
- Light candles with soothing scents: lavender, citrus, pine, vanilla, jasmine
- Add essential oils to a diffuser; valerian, lavender, jasmine relieve anxiety
- Open blinds to natural light, purchase warm-toned bulbs, add dimmers
- Purchase soft, comfortable bedding to make you feel cozy and protected
- Weighted blankets have been proven to help ease stress and anxiety
Make Yourself More Comfortable
- Dress comfortably at home; PJs, a robe or cozy socks are relaxing
- Give yourself a home spa treatment with face mask, cooling gel, etc.
- Enjoy a long soak in the tub; add Epsom salts to relax muscles
- Take care of your skin by exfoliating, dry brushing and moisturizing
- Consider meditation, deep breathing or yoga to decrease stress
- Get plenty of exercise at home: stretch, dance, run on a treadmill
94% of Millennials reported making personal improvement commitments in 2015. Compare this with Boomers at 84% and Gen X at 81%.