Small self-care rituals that will transform your day
We're all told to practice self-care as a means to counteract high stress levels or a busy schedule – think a warm bath, a skincare routine or a restorative massage.
But we believe that self-care should be more than just a rare occurrence or a way to undo damage. Instead, it can be simple, uncomplicated daily rituals that help us to recentre and rebalance, whether that’s a short mindfulness exercise, a brisk walk or simply taking the time to enjoy a nourishing meal with family or friends.
If you’re guilty of burning the candle at both ends, consider this International Self-Care Day (24 July) the perfect opportunity to switch your mindset. And while we’re not suggesting you ditch that Sunday DIY facial, you’ll find a few easy, uncomplicated self-care rituals to elevate every day below.
A moment of mindfulness
One of the easiest – and most important – things you can do to show yourself some love is to practice a short mindfulness activity. Whether it’s a sound healing session, meditation, or gratitude practice, quieting the mind and focusing on breathwork will help you to feel calm and grounded.
Find a practice that works for you on endota Retreat.
You may want to take this time to incorporate your mindfulness activity into a ritual, complete with skincare and soothing aromatherapy to leave you feeling nourished from within.
Small but transformational skincare rituals
Skincare doesn’t have to be elaborate or extensive for it to qualify as self-care. Focus on really enjoying the steps that already exist within your routine, whether that’s massaging in a facial moisturiser, or working out tension with a mini massage as you cleanse.
Looking for one hard-working product? Try our Deep Hydration Moisturiser. Rich in amla berry, grapeseed and certified organic rosehip oil, this hero product softens and smooths dry, stressed and lacklustre skin.
A nourishing meal
So often, we rush through eating a meal, whether it’s snacking at our desk or grabbing something to eat on the go, but sitting down and enjoying a nourishing meal not only does wonders for digestion, it can help you unwind. Take the stress out of deciding what’s for dinner by choosing a recipe from endota Retreat – our Turmeric and Cauliflower Soup is a warming option that’s perfect for winter.
Make time for tea
On that note, the soothing power of a cup of tea is a seriously underrated ritual. Whether it’s first thing in the morning, before bed or in between errands, in just a couple of minutes, you can be enjoying your favourite herbal blend and relaxing into the moment. The Organic Tea-se Me Sampler Pack comes with a selection of our favourites perfect for any time of day.
Call in the professionals
Whether you’re in need of some skin TLC, want to ease muscle aches or simply enjoy the expertise of a professional, an endota treatment is a beautiful way to give back to yourself, both physically and emotionally. Our Organic Infusion Facial is the ultimate pairing of relaxation and results, with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals infused into your skin, while facial, foot and scalp massages instill a serious sense of bliss.
Movement as therapy
While exercise might not initially scream ‘self-care’, movement is essential to our mental and physical wellbeing, and it can also be a great way to practice mindfulness for those of us who struggle when it comes to being still. We love yoga and pilates as a way to stretch and strengthen the body, and a long walk in nature is the perfect way to calm the mind.
Swap your screen for a good book
It’s no secret that scrolling social media feeds in bed is detrimental to a good night’s sleep. So, why not swap that nightly scroll of Instagram for a good book? We guarantee you’ll drift off faster and sleep much more soundly.
Want more guidance on how to get more out of your every day? Read our blog on the healing power of gratitude.