This year I have spent a lot of time on my own self care. It can be so difficult as a mum to think about ourselves and making sure we are well with physically and mentally. I have tried a lot of organisers, products, short and long term solutions. I have found systems that work for me and I thought that coming up to Christmas it was a great opportunity to discuss a few products that are perfect gifts for those that need to think about themselves more and find their own ‘me’ time.
These products are all committed to your self care so why not open your mind to me time ready for 2018!
Reading: The SuperMum Myth
This book is fab at starting to unravel why, as mums, we often feel guilty. This book supports you through your mama journey with mindfulness tips and CBT techniques that I have found quite helpful. This is an ideal gift for a new mum and should be high up there on the first step of feeling like you are completely unique and normal too!
Organising: The Law of Attraction Planner
I often use a bullet journal or similar to plan out my day and time but this is the perfect planner for me. It isn’t cheap at £27 BUT it has all the aspects of a bullet journal, mindful planner and much more. I love using it and actually feel less anxiety and stress when I am using it properly. I am also saving time and that means I get to do things for me without feeling any guilt.
Skincare: INFINatura Cura Oil
I dont know about you but I feel good if my skin looks good too. I have been using INFINatura Cura Oil on both my face and hair to give myself a healthy beauty boost! I love that it smell isnt overpowering and it makes my face and hair feel like they’ve had a boost of goodness with our greasy residue after. I will say Gav is even using it too! It is great to hydrate our skin after a bashing from winter winds!
INFINatura Cura Oil has a unique blend of eight 100% natural oils, including Camellia, Argan, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Sunflower, Crambe Abyssinica, Geranium and Vitamin E. INFINatura Cura Oil contains Squalene from natural plant oils, which helps to rejuvenate and plump the skin. Squalene is also known
Relaxation: Olverum Bath Oil
If you are looking to embrace a luxury spa feel at home then you can’t go wrong with buying Olverum. This is literally heaven in a bottle. The smell is divine and you don’t need to lavish loads in your bath so it will last quite a while. This is a firm favourite of mine already and gives me such a sense of calm during a long soak.
Smells: Monsoon Rose Gold Perfume
I love to smell good, a slick of a red lip and a spray of perfume is enough for me to feel good to go. I love the new Monsoon Rose Gold perfume which is citrusy fresh so perfect for when you need a perk up first thing!
Sex: The Little Dipper
I have found that as a mum we talk about sex less. I mean it is obvious that we do it – we have made the kids!) But postnatally we seem to push sex to the side and it is a fantastic stress relief too! This little kit is a perfect private stocking filler and I’ll be honest if I got this in my stocking I would be thrilled! I haven’t lost my sensual self since becoming a mum and it can take a while to reclaim that area of your life. Don’t be afraid to talk to your partner and even if you have to book in a night a week just getting your sex life back can feel like an amazing thing. Just because you are a mum doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself too! I am going to talk more about life after becoming mum in the new year over on DailyLifeEdit.com.
Celebrate: Shorn Sparkling
At the end of the week I toast myself to say ‘Yes, I got through it!’ Hopefully with a few changes I will still be celebrating my success’ and with a bottle of Fizz on a friday!
So can you commit to self care in 2018 too?