If you haven’t heard of or adopted #SelfCare in your life, you’re missing out on an amazing opportunity

This new trend is about deliberately taking care of yourself and refuelling your mental, emotional, and physical health.

#SelfCare activities are a great way to improve your mood and reduce any anxiety. It’s also a wonderful way to improve your relationship with yourself and others.

Shower to Shower’s Claire Bowen says “#SelfCare is about being present and making a conscious decision to participate in tasks that are self-fulfilling.

“Take the time to set boundaries while maintaining a balance between work and personal time. Five months of lockdown feels like decades and sometimes it can feel like you’re living at work, instead of working from home.

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“#SelfCareSunday has made becoming more purposeful about the ways we spend our free time easy.”

Here are Claire’s suggestions on some productive and healthy activities for #SelfCare…

Digitally detox

Key to #SelfCare is the ability to switch off. Turn your phone, television, iPad and even your smart watch off!

Disconnecting is key to reconnecting with yourself.

Get outdoors and spend some time with nature

Besides burning calories, we can’t deny that there’s something amazing about being outdoors.

Taking a walk or a hike offers you great benefits both mentally and physically and takes you away from the “hustle and bustle” of your normal life. Nature has a fantastic calming effect and assists in reigniting positive feelings and releasing tension.

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Reinvigorate yourself

A long candle-lit bath isn’t for everyone, neither is a face mask, but in the time of corona we’ve all been forced to consider hygiene a little more than usual.

The key is to choose products that smell great, are well formulated and ultimately make you feel good – every day of the week.

A date with a friend who makes you feel good

We often assume that self-care is a solo activity, however, it doesn’t have to be. Going out with friends can have a major impact on your health and well-being, especially after being isolated from them during the lockdown.

Going out on lunch dates with friends can prevent loneliness and give you a chance to spend quality time with important people in your life.

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