Youtuber Rowena Tsai gives us tips on how to seamlessly weave more self care into your daily routine. Spoiler alert: our Zoe diffuser makes the cut!
Clear your surroundings to achieve inner peace
Our home is more often than not a mirror of our emotional state. We tend to fill our surroundings with the kind of clutter we carry inside so it's important to detox and declutter our environment every couple of months.
Fill your space with things that inspire you
"The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. Keep only things that speak to your heart, then take the plunge and discard all the rest."
Add more pleasant smelling things to your life
Don't underestimate your sense of smell. Look into the benefits of essential oils and invest in a quality diffuser. Studies on aromatherapy have shown that it does relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It also improves quality of life and sleep. I just started using Zoe, this glorious diffuser-humidifier-ambient light hybrid magic, and already feel the benefits.
Wake up a little earlier
Wake up a little earlier even if it's just 15 minutes to make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, so you're not perpetually rushed.
Make time for skincare
A fresh clean face is an indication that everything inside your body is in harmony. So be mindful of what you put on your skin by getting in the habit of reading the labels and knowing what ingredients should be avoided.
Pay attention to your diet and eat intuitively
Listen to your body and don't force yourself to eat stuff you can't stomach and don't deprive yourself of any food unless you have to.
Different types of water concoctions I've been loving include: sour plums in warm water, as plums have been known to help with digestion.
Learn to manage stress
It's good to want things for ourselves but it's unrealistic to think we can be on and operating at our full capacity at all times. make time throughout the day to do something that gets you out of your own head.
Be intentional with how you spend your time
"How we spend our free time is a reflection of our priorities and values." Unplug for a few hours and do something that promotes self-reflection and you getting better acquainted with the stillness within yourself.
Pay it forward
By helping others we're actually helping ourselves. Invaluable lessons will be learnt along the way.