Becoming a parent is a wild adventure with no instruction manual. Stay in top form for that joyful but time-consuming labour of love. Nurture yourself in order to nurture others. Remember you got this and you’re doing brilliant. Remind yourself with these self-care top picks…
Strong and Sweet
Exercise is vital for good mental health, it’s a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. Start where you are with Bala Bangles and weights. You’re already strong because you hold up the world and you deserve beautifully designed weights to match. Wear round your wrists to toughen up your workouts. They now do a weight ring and easy grip weights set. Pretty damn tough.
Journal for Joy
Nothing like writing a list to boost those feel-good hormones. Nothing like spilling all your feelings on the page to unburden yourself of anxiety. Do both with this beautiful journal by Papier. It’s your very own personal tool kit for releasing happiness, fear and everything in between. You can personalise it too.
When we’re stressed and distracted, it’s easy to forget to drink the right amount of water for optimum wellbeing. Building in daily habits is a great way to keep track of our health. These by-the-hour water bottles from Matalan nudge us gently to take a sip and they come in fun shades.
Mmmm, smells like sleep. A cute essential oil diffuser makes the whole house smell like a spa. This marble effect one from Oliver Bonas has a low LED light and timer. Surround yourself with bespoke breezes. And relax…
Relaxation in a Box
With a jungle of self-care bath and relaxation products out there, where do you start? Grab a Feel Unique Bath and Body gift set and you’re on your way. Featuring Spacemasks self-heating eye mask, CBD Berry Oral Spray for anxiety, an aromatherapy deep relaxation roller ball, Cowshed relaxing bubble bath, Sol de Janeiro body cream that smells sublime, an Urban Apothecary scented candle and L’Occitane hand cream. Phew. What a dream combo and amazing value too. Win win.