This year has been the biggest year of self. Self-care, self-love and finding and getting to know my self. It’s still an ongoing journey. Probably one that never ends really. I’ve been reading and listening and studying a lot of wellness and self-growth materials. Following so many inspiring people, which encouraged me to start my own wellness journey. I feel like I’ve gained so much to just be a part of this incredibly inspiring and beautiful community.
I have really learned so much.
I feel so inspired.
So today I want to share a few wellness items/tricks that I’ve found this year and that I use every day since because they work so well.
- Acupressure mat. If you are under stress, anxiety or just tense and can’t relax, this is the thing for you. It releases all the muscle tension and literary puts you in like and euphoria. I sleep like a baby after it and if I ever feel anxious, I just grab my mat and lie on it for 15-20 min. I found out about it on The Skinny Confidential blog.
- Vitamin D. I have never experienced such quick results from any vitamins or supplements. Vitamin D is our happiness vitamin, that we mostly get from the sun. Which most people lack, especially during the winter or living in a place with less sunny days. Hello Britain? Once I started taking it, in just about two weeks I noticed that I am happier. Just like uplifted. For no other reasons, but the Vitamin D, that obviously I was lacking. So if you have the winter blues, stock up with some Vitamin D.
- Oils. By oils, I mean carrier oils, that are natural and can be used on the body. My favourites are almond oil and jojoba oil. I use almond oil for my body. It costs like £6 for a bottle and lasts for months. My skin is really dry, and so far this is the best thing that ever worked for me. It actually repairs the dry skin. I even use it on my heels and they are so smooth now. Jojoba oil I use for my face because it’s not as heavy and it really helps with my hormonal acne. Almost can’t even believe it. Sometimes I mix these oils with some essential oils like lavender, tea tree and ylang-ylang.
- Epsom salts. These salts come from a place called Epsom in England. And they are full of magnesium apparently, and for that reason, they are good to use in baths. They help with muscle tension and all kind of aches and pains. Since I have some pain in my back, and I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for a while now, Epsom salts have been giving an extra boost to my treatment. Sometimes I have a really bad backache and I just take an Epsom salt bath and next day it feels so much better. At first, it didn’t seem to help, but I realised that I need to put more salt in the bath. Add some coconut oil and lavender essential oil and it will be an amazingly luxurious evening for you.
- Wellness podcasts. It’s been my thing since the first time I’ve listened to one. Now I listen to them when I get ready for work, clean, go for a walk or anywhere else. They have so much valuable information it’s like taking lessons. time does not seem wasted when you gain so much while doing your everyday chores. Read the list of my favourite podcasts here.
This list is pretty much all about self-care and relaxing. Which is what I’ve been doing this year. Taking some time.