Self-Care

Sleep is one of the biggest pillars of self-care. Physical fitness, mental health, and skin care are all impacted by sleep. The amount of time sleeping each individual needs is based on their age range, but it is agreed that most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep a night to properly function. A full nights sleep includes a few 1-2 hour sleep cycles were we alternate between deep and light sleep.

Many people’s largest focus when it comes to sleep and their health is how to fall asleep in the first place. Some need sleep music, or natural sleep remedies, but the most important parts of falling asleep have to do with your mindset and sleep space. Practicing meditation before bed can be a good way to establish a sleep ritual and promote healthy sleep habits. Another important step is to control your sleep environment, with the right temperature, lighting, bed and pillow comfort levels.

Aromatherapy can be an effective tool in promoting healthy sleep, and is also an effective addition to your meditation, or yoga practice. By adding essential oils to an essential oil diffuser, you can imbue any space with those essential oils’ benefits. Eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil, are popular and effective essential oils with many health benefits for sleep, recovery from physical activity, and skincare.

Essential oils can also be incorporated into a natural skin care regime. Many of the natural skin care and health products we carry use them as part of their organic offerings. Natural face moisturizers and cleansers can help relieve stress, boost energy, or calm you, while keeping skin radiant and glowing.

When thinking about self-care resolutions in the New Year it’s important to take a holistic view. Each good habit and positive step you’re looking to take is inter-related. Your ability to practice meditation, self-care, healthy eating, and fitness are all connected. When you think about it all at once, it may seem overwhelming, but by goal setting, practicing mindfulness, and not being afraid to troubleshoot along the way, you can reach your personal goals with ease.