Break Down Stress: Build Your Self-Care Kit
The last 3 years have been full of stressful moments. If you feel like you’ve been living in a state of overwhelm, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced loss, lots of change, challenges and uncertainty. It seems we are finally able to begin pulling ourselves back into routines and establishing a new sense of normal. If you have learned anything from these difficult times, it’s worth knowing the importance of self-care.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. The constant hustle from one activity to the next can leave us feeling drained, stressed and disconnected. It can definitely leave a big hole in our attempt at well-being. During these times, self-care isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. It’s part of what helps us maintain balance and overall happiness and mitigate chronic stress.
Are you living in a chronic state of stress?
Chronic stress is a type of prolonged stress or recurring stress over an extended period of time. It can persist for weeks, months or even years. This type of stress can have detrimental effects on our health, leading to many different physical and mental issues.
Chronic stress can be triggered from work-related issues or demands, financial problems, relationship struggles, health problems, major-life changes, or traumatic events. Managing chronic stress is important to maintaining your health. One way to do this is identify what you can control and work to relieve stress in those areas.
You can’t control everything around you – like the weather or your child’s school schedule. So think about the things that are directly in your control and how you can make them work for you. Instead of worrying about how you’re going to leave work early to shuttle your child from school to practice, consider a carpool with other parents. Rather than adding another unnecessary meeting to your calendar, learn the value (and power) of saying ‘no’ to some things.
Regular self-care activities can help reduce chronic stress, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. A self-care kit is a powerful tool that can help you re-center, recharge and reprioritize yourself. And it doesn’t have to break the bank. So let’s explore what, why, and how to create one that fits your needs!
What is a self-care kit?
It can be hard to make yourself a priority sometimes. Ok…most of the time. We have family members to take care of, deadlines to meet, and schedules to adhere to. We should all be practicing self-care regularly. But taking a few minutes for yourself may feel completely out of the question. Just think about how nice it would feel to just sit still for a moment. Finding calm in the midst of the storm is just as essential as your crazy list of to-dos.
A self-care kit is a special box of items that includes all of the things that make you feel good and help you relax. Take a day off to spend some time alone and support your mental, emotional and spiritual health.
If you’re looking for an easier option than creating your own, try a self-care subscription box.
How to create your own self-care kit.
You don’t have to wait for a holiday or special occasion for someone else to put together something nice for you. DIY it! Go on, you deserve it!
Build your own self care kit. Doing it yourself is even better because you can make it worthy of everything you love and desire for resting and relaxing. Most importantly, there’s no right or wrong. It’s all about YOU!
- Made from Real Lemons & Limes
- Simple, Clean Non-GMO Ingredients
- Sweetened with Stevia, 1g Sugar
- NO Artificial Sweeteners, Flavors or Preservatives
- Naturally Sourced Colors from Fruits & Vegetables