All our lives, we’re taught to be kind to others, treat others the way we would like to be treated and to offer compassion, generosity and love to those around us.
But the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup” rings true and self-care has become more and more prominent as many people begin to prioritise taking care of themselves, in order to take care of others.
We’ve got great ways on how you can prioritise self-care in the new year.
Physical self-care means taking care of your body, both internally and externally. Your physical self-care could be ensuring you get eight hours of rest every night, taking a long walk, or preparing a healthy and wholesome meal. By prioritizing things like sleep and nutrition, you can optimize your energy levels, which results in having more energy for yourself and loved ones.
- Commit to mild exercise 3 times per week
- Drink 8 glasses of water per day
- Make sure you go to bed an appropriate time for your body and needs
- Prepare at least 3 meals at home yourself per week
- Having a bubble bath or massage regularly
Emotional self-care is vitally important and means processing and dealing with emotions as and when needed, in the appropriate manner. This could mean having a long conversation with friends or loved ones, or even making regular appointments with a therapist.
- Keeping a journal on your life and emotions
- Listening to music
- Therapy sessions
Mental health is as vital as emotional and it’s important to keep an eye on both of them, as they’re intricately linked.
- Having chats with friends
- Regular appointments with a therapist
- Trying new books
- Listening to enlightening or inspiring podcasts
With 13 stores around the country, Weylandts is well-known for its unique and inspiring furniture. However, the brand also stocks a wide range of beautiful homeware that are great for self-care. One range is Meraki, an imported Danish brand which produces soap, scented candles and other lifestyle products. Free from parabens and colourants, Meraki’s uses only natural ingredients that are good for your home.
Simply email your Name, Address and Telephone Number to email@example.com (Subject line: "Weylandts") and your answer to the following question: Weylandts’ homeware range, Meraki, is free from which two elements?
The competition closes on 31 January 12pm. The winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. *T&Cs apply.
To view and shop the Weylandts range, visit www.weylandts.co.za.