Self-care covers all the things we do which help with our emotional, mental and physical health. If an activity helps you feel calm, confident or content you could call it self care.
Self-care means something different to everyone. For some people, it might be chilling on the sofa with a warm cuppa tea, whilst for others HIIT workout in the park makes them feel at their most zen.
Life has been throwing curveballs at every angle this year, and it’s natural to have days when you need a little more TLC. It’s important to have self-care habits in place, so they’re there when you need a little respite from the chaos of 21st-century life!
We’re here to offer you Heka’s ultimate day of self-care to help you reset, recharge, and feel a little more you 💚
Start the day with a walk
Starting the day with a walk will help you to feel energised and positive for the day ahead.
Pop in your headphones and listen to a Clementine app morning session. These short but effective audio clips are designed to pick you up and reinforce feelings of confidence and clarity for the day ahead.
P.S. If you’re feeling sleepy, don’t force yourself. Have a snooze - sleep plays an important part in feeling your best self too.
Set the mood for the day
Set a hygge mood for the day by lighting a beautiful Scented de-stress candle with chamomile, neroli and mandarin fragrance notes. Scentered have specifically designed their 100% natural de-stress range to promote relaxation, calmness, and relief from stress.
Read Scentered latest blog post here for more info on how aromatherapy can help you to find mental clarity.
Nourish your body
Now you’ve got some fresh air and created a hygge setting for the day, it’s time to fuel your body!
Take the time to cook something delicious that makes you feel good. This might be an antioxidant-packed smoothie or smashed avo on toast topped with chilli flakes and poached eggs.
Team Heka love pairing their brekkie with a delicious Ginger & Turmeric health Fighter Shot. These all-natural shots of happiness help to boost immunity, reduce fatigue, and improve their overall wellbeing.
Get your body moving
It’s a well known fact that exercise stimulates brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
It’s hard to feel stressed when you’re taking part in a fun fitness class. Let’s Go Wellbeing are offering Heka users 50% off their 1-month membership for unlimited live HIIT workouts for the whole of July. No matter your current level of fitness you’ll benefit from real-time motivation, and a sense of both achievement and community.
Hit that 3 pm slump and in need of a little pick me up? Pop the kettle on and treat yourself to a delicious award-winning cup of spiced Gingerbread Chai Tea from Bird & Tea. This Nordic blend has a rooibos base; with delicious hints of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom - the perfect treat to warm your heart.
Numerous studies have shown that making other people feel good can be one of the most powerful ways to lift our mood. Why not make your friend or colleagues day by sending them a Cheer me up tea gift set. Or order yourself one... We’re all here for self-gifting.
Grab a copy of Breathe magazine to browse through whilst you sip on your tea. It’s the ideal self-care read, featuring beautiful illustrations, craft projects, and inspiring features such as how to achieve relief from stress, increase resilience and find greater happiness.
Create a mindful environment
We’re not saying you have to go full Marie Kondo, but organising your space can help to declutter your mind and make you feel calmer.
Try dedicating one afternoon to having a ‘spring’ clean and think about investing in some house plants to purify the air. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration, reduce stress and boost mood, making them the perfect addition to any home or workspace.
Unwind at the end of the day
Put your phone on silent, your comfiest clothes on, and grab a refreshing Trip CBD drink.
Trip’s range of botanical drinks are all vegan, low calorie, gluten-free, have no added sugar and are made in the UK in 100% recyclable packaging. Using only the highest quality CBD, these drinks will help you to feel more productive, less stressed and more you. Click here for a full introduction to CBD.
Why not treat yourself to a massage? Massage causes an increase in blood and lymph circulation and the relaxation of muscles, resulting in numerous physical and emotional benefits. We have a variety of massage experiences on Heka, including Secret Spa who provide wellness services in the comfort of your home for users based in Manchester, London and Brighton.
📍 You can use our search feature to find a massage near you.
On Monday evenings you can also wind down with a popular virtual candlelit yoga class with Kelly Brooks. Light some candles and be prepared to relax, unwind and gently stretch your body and senses
Other self-care resources on Heka
- Fitness habits to help you have a healthier and happier life
- 5 ways to get through a difficult day
- Heka’s top tips for relaxation and stress relief