We all need a space where we can relax and unwind; a spot where you feel at peace and undisturbed. It’s easier than you think to create this in the comfort of our own home, meaning that if you don’t have the time to retreat to a country spa, you still have somewhere to turn to whenever you wish to escape. Your dedicated place can be anywhere you choose within the home, so long as you make it easy to access, free from chaos and surrounded with things that allow you to focus on yourself. Here are some helpful tips to help you create your own self-care sanctuary:
Once you have carefully selected your space, ensure that the area is clean and decluttered before you begin to add the items that bring you zen – nobody can relax in a messy environment!
Engage your senses by adding aromas and lighting which reflect the mood you are trying to capture. Scented candles, aromatherapy diffusers or incense are all good options, whilst adding fresh plants is also beneficial in helping to clear your mind with their refreshing scent.
Practice cleansing your mind and body during the time in your self-care sanctuary. Sip on healthy drinks such as green tea, smoothies or our detoxifying Lavender, Blueberry and Lemon water infusion recipe to nourish your body. Improve mindfulness by practicing deep breathing and meditation exercises; being present and focused in the moment to replenish your sense of calm.
Incorporate self-care items to your sacred space which ground you and make you feel connected to your own self. This could be an opportunity for you to artistically express yourself through art forms such as painting, sewing, journaling, or anything for that matter – as long as it brings you enjoyment and leaves you feeling revitalised.