After the rollercoaster that was 2020, we could all do with a little bit of selfcare. Rather than setting hard and fast New Year’s resolutions, focus instead on being kind to yourself. And if you feel guilty about doing something just for you, remember selfcare isn’t selfish, when you put your best foot forward, everybody wins. So, if you’re hoping for a positive year ahead (who isn’t?) try these easy selfcare rituals.
Sleep on a silk pillow slip
What better gift could you give yourself than a few extra minutes in bed every day? Sleeping on a silk pillowcase feels heavenly and it’s great for your hair’s manageability. This means no more time wasted taming unruly bed head! Silk pillow slips help prevent frizz, tangles, knots, keep strands smooth and protect your blow-dry or style while you sleep.
Break-up your day with mini meditations
In an ideal world, we’d all be able to set aside 30 minutes a day for mediation, but with our jam-packed schedules and daily distractions that’s pretty much impossible. Thankfully, research suggests that even just a few minutes of meditation here and there every day can be beneficial for your wellbeing. Mini mediations can help you reboot, ease stress, and increase focus and with a bit of practice, you can meditate almost anywhere: at your desk, on the train, or just at home. Spend one minute of awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations; one minute of focused attention on slow, deep breathing; and one minute of awareness of the body as a whole.
Unplug before bed
An hour or more before bed, switch your phone to airplane mode and free yourself from the constant bings of social media and email. Stepping away from screens will help you to relax, be more present and allow your mind to fully unwind and prepare for sleep. If the temptation to check your phone is too strong, leave it in a different room or tucked away in a drawer. Out of sight out of mind.
Treat your hair like your skin
Haircare is an investment in your confidence and happiness, just think of the boost you get from a good hair day. So, if you’re facing challenges like thinning, breakage, or brittleness, or if you’re just unhappy with your hair, consider investing in a complete scalp-to-strand haircare regimen. Because like your skin, your hair needs more than an occasional wash to thrive. The évolis Professional Bundles make building an effective haircare routine easy. Including shampoo, conditioner, scalp serum, deep treatment mask and dry shampoo, The Ultimate Hair Growth Kit, The Anti-Aging Hair Kit, and The Great Lengths Kit, provide everything you need to transform your hair in 90 days.
End your shower with an invigorating blast
Now this may not seem like an act of self-kindness but trust us on this one. After you’ve washed with warm water, switch the shower to cold for 30 seconds. You’ll get a big burst of energy as your body tries to conserve heat and kicks your circulation into gear. Beyond an invigorating start to the day, one study even suggests that a short, cold shower can reduce stress and anxiety due to a surge of endorphins released during the cold blast.