Feel Your Best This Holiday Season
It’s that time of year again. Typically, most are consumed with getting gifts and taking care of everyone else during the holidays. There is no harm in treating yourself a bit during this hectic time. These are some new ways to keep your mental and emotional health thriving. Do not think of it as being selfish. Rather, consider it as looking after your own emotional, psychological needs and well-being. Self-care is essential to feeling your best and functioning at an optimal level. Think of it as a bonus gift to your kids, because you are being the best parent you can be. Here are some of the hottest self-care products for the 2019 holiday season.
Acupressure Rings and Jewelry
Looking for a natural way to relieve insomnia, anxiety, worry, stress and physical ailments. Consider using pain-free pressure point therapy. An acupressure bracelet and rings can help by triggering certain meridians of energy within your body to help release tension and move blockages of energy.
Sheet Mask Subscription Box
At Mask Box, this Los Angeles based company is making it super easy to get your sheet mask fix. Mask Box is not the only company offering these boxes, but they offer 4 different monthly payment plans to fit anyone’s budget. Their Holiday Gift Box is a mix of their most popular sheet masks that are in highest demand. It comes with a mix of 4 luxury hydro-gel masks, and/or cotton sheet masks.
Moisturizing Gel Socks
Dr. Scholl’s have your feet covered after a long day of shopping or running around with the kids. Dr. Scholl’s Women’s 2 Pack Soothing Spa Low Cut Lavender + Vitamin E Socks with Silicone Treads will treat your feet luxurious warm lavender infused comfort. Perfect for those cold winter nights around the house.
Full Body Bath Pillow
Imagine immersing yourself in a hot bath on a cold winter night with the added comfort of a full body bath pillow. This spa-grade full body bath pillow is specifically designed to make bath time as relaxing as possible. The mat also comes fitted with a high-quality ergonomic pillow for your head and neck so you can feel even more relaxation.
One of my daughters favorite self-care items is the Love Pillow Mist by Bath and Body Works. According to the Bath and Body Works site, this mist contains Rose Oil that inspires connection & self-confidence. Additionally, Vanilla Absolute calms the mind to encourage relaxation. They offer a plethora of other scents to suit your little reindeer nose this winter.
You might not think that an Amazon Echo has anything to do with self-care, but let me tell you, if you get creative enough, it can! With endless ways to create “skills” or “routines,” you can save so much time and effort with every day life. To me, that is definitely the epitome of self-care. You may have to set up additional Echo friendly apps or products, but it is well worth it.
I personally use Echo to light up my kitchen with the sounds of my voice (the future is here), sing lullaby’s to my baby, play rain sounds while sleeping and so much more. You can even set up to do lists, grocery lists and our family as even used it as an in-house intercom of sorts. Although, I was hesitant at first, due to the “privacy” factor, but Echo has definitely won me over and I’ve not had a privacy concern to date. Echo comes in many styles to fit your personal wants and needs.
Essential Oil Car Diffuser
Stuck in traffic, late for work, feeling a bit of road rage coming on? Never fear, you can turn on your diffuser in your car to keep your cool. Many of the name brand essential oil company’s now offer a car diffuser, but you don’t have to break the bank to get one yourself. InnoGear offers a USB Car Essential Oil Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser with 7 Color LED Lights. They note that the mood light can help relieve tiredness while driving. If the light would be too much of a distraction, you have the choice of using the diffuser without the light. The power of scent can literally change your mood from bad to good in seconds.
This is numero uno on my wish list this year. Like most people I want to work on being healthier and happier in the upcoming year, so I’ve decided to try out swimming at my local gym. The only thing missing is my tunes! Well, problem solved. Check out these bad boys; Sony 4GB Sports Wearable MP3 Player. I didn’t say water resistant, I said waterproof! You can use these in salt & fresh water up to 2-meters deep, they are sweat resistant, with a dust proof design that will get you through your toughest workout.
Bluetooth Sleeping Mask
Speaking of wireless music, why not get those Z’s to the sound of some binaural beats or ocean sounds. This eye mask completely blocks out light to help you fall asleep faster and allows you to enjoy your favorite music with no noise disturbance to your roommates or partner.
DNA testing might seem unconventional to say the least, but think about all the information you could obtain that would allow you to care for yourself in the most personal and best possible way. There are many companies now offering DNA testing. Depending on your needs you could test for food allergies, your genetic heritage, personality traits and so much more! You can get all of these on some sites like Orig3n.
According to an article on PCWorld.com, the DNA kit that packs the most bang for your buck is MyHeritage DNA. The article states, “For $79, MyHeritage DNA offers a robust service at the most affordable price. (Be on the lookout for regular promotions that bring the price down to $59.) MyHeritage DNA is in many ways like Ancestry DNA, since it estimates your ethnic heritage via your autosomes and matches you with relatives who share DNA with you. If you don’t want to submit saliva or blood, try this hair strand test from 5Stands.
What are your favorite self-care products of 2019?