I’ve seen some great articles, videos and posts about Self Care lately and it’s led me to think about creating my very own Self Care Kit.
I’ve previously talked about The Importance of Self Love & Self Care, setting myself Daily Self Nurturing Activities and shared my Self Care Ideas – please feel free to have a read of those if you haven’t already.
My Self Care Kit
Sometimes Self Care is tricky though…I find that it’s hardest to make the decision about what I need WHEN I need it most. For that reason I want to put together a physical Self Care Kit that I can open up for inspiration when needed.
During August I’m taking part in a challenge over on Instagram – the theme is Self Care and it’s hosted by Kara of Boho Berry. I’m creating a book and posting my take on each self-care prompt daily on my Instagram. This book will become the foundation of my physical Self Care Kit. I can dip in and look through it for ideas.
Other physical items I plan to add to my kit are:
- candle (and matches or a lighter)
- small tube of hand cream
- bath bomb
- sheet face-mask
- small notepad and pen for journalling
- a couple of small, favourite crystals
- print-out of my self care ideas (sign up to my newsletter to get a printable version of this next month)
- list of loving and nurturing Yoga practices (I especially LOVE this 10 minutes for self care and this longer, 50 minute Self Love practice)
- a comforting book – I found a little book called “The Silver Lining” containing uplifting quotes on my shelf.
I’ll add these items to a small storage box that I can pull out when needed. I think the very act of pulling out the kit will help build a ritual of self care.
Inspiration for My Self Care Kit
There is so much information to be found on Self Care and the different ways people can take care of themselves. Recently I’ve really enjoyed these…
- Muchelle B’s YouTube video for creating a Self Help Emergency Kit
- Rachael Stephen’s video – Self Care Tips for Writers and Humans. I especially love her suggestion of game-ifying Self Care and thinking about your “power bars” – physical, mental/creative, social/emotional
- And Breathe magazine have a short article for How to create a mental health first aid kit.
What would be in your Self Care Kit? Do you already have a physical or virtual Self Care Kit? And if so what’s in yours?