Most of us would agree that we could benefit from some additional alone time. Between juggling the responsibilities of working from home, to taking care of children and other family members, to keeping up with friends old and new, you might feel like there simply isn’t enough time to practice self-care – or, that wellness routine you have, where you do whatever you can to relax and recenter your life.
But, it’s important not to keep putting off that mental health day or Friday night spent relaxing solo. According to Julie Groveman, a licensed psychologist in Manhattan, “The relationship with yourself sets the tone for everything else in your life. This means that it’s essential to dedicate enough quality time to taking care of your needs—emotional, mental, physical, spiritual— so that you can show up fully in other areas of your life.”
Practicing self-care can take on many forms, from taking a solo weekend trip, to simply carving out an extra 20 minutes during your lunch break for deep breathing exercises. Here are 3 products that can help you make the most of your time, regardless of what self-care looks like to you.
A Plush Robe
When you need something to wear that’s somewhere between pajamas and your daily outfits, reach for a plush robe. There’s something about a soft robe that just screams “relaxation,” and when you wrap yourself up in a plush robe after a shower or when winding down for the night, you’ll allow yourself to lean more into a state of ultimate bliss.
A Weighted Eye Mask
Weighted blankets are so 2020 – this year, it’s all about the weighted eye mask. Weighted eye masks block out light while also providing pressure therapy to your tired, overworked eyes. Because the masks produce evenly distributed pressure, they are thought to have the same effect on the body as a hug, reducing our body’s fight or flight response and lowering anxiety. Plus, it simply feels great!
Noise Cancelling Headphones
You might expect to find this item on a list of must-have home office supplies and not a self-care shopping list. Yet, noise-cancelling headphones are great for carving out a little bit of “me time,” no matter where you are or what’s going on. Not to mention, this gadget can be a lifesaver for those with noisy households. Simply pop them on and get to work on your meditation or deep breathing exercises.
Making our residents’ lives easier and more enjoyable?is a primary goal of ours at Oxford at Lake View Apartments in Corinth, Texas. We hope that these new ideas add convenience to your day-to-day routine!