Self-Care Ideas to Improve Your Wellbeing

Self-care practices are smalls ways you can positively impact your wellbeing. From emotional and physical wellness to your mental wellbeing; self-care encompasses every factor of your daily life.

At Made By Zen, we believe that the power of self-care is in making small changes and adopting rituals that help you relax, unwind and feel content, embodying calm living through your home. 

We're sharing self-care ideas about how we can explore our inner selves and bring joy and light to our day. 

1. Create a Sleep Ritual

We all know the benefits of a healthy sleep schedule for our mind and body, but sometimes it’s not that easy to switch off. Try using an aroma diffuser to fill your bedroom with soothing scents that help your mind and body to unwind. Diffusing essential oils like Lavender, Cedarwood or our Super Sleep blend, will fill the air with the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy, for a naturally restful sleep. Want to know more? Read our simple three-step Ultimate Sleep Ritual.

2. Make your home a soothing haven

Since the pandemic, our homes are our sanctuaries more than ever. Make sure your home is a haven of Zen with aroma diffusers that fill your bubble with light, scent and mist. The relaxing heatless mist melts away your stress and tension when you walk through the door, filling your space with your favourite fragrances that smell like home. Helping you to feel comfortable, content and blissfully relaxed.

3. Practice breathwork

It's the simplest, most effective tool we own - our breath. Controlling your breath to practice simple routines has many wellbeing benefits from releasing stress hormones, increasing energy levels, and calming the nervous system. New to breathwork? Try the Chi aroma diffuser which features a built-in breathing light that will guide you through three breathwork practices; follow along as its ambient light dims and brightens. Add a few drops of Super Breathe Essential oil blend for an exhilarating experience with Eucalyptus, Sicilian Lemon, and Peppermint.

4. Spend time in nature

There are endless benefits of being outside in nature; it’s scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and increase energy levels. Even just 20 minutes of sitting or walking outside in nature could bring a new lease of life and vitality to your mood. Try to weave this into your daily rituals to take your self-care to the next level.

5. Give back

As much as self-care is about improving your life and daily rituals, giving back and helping others helps to harness your sense of purpose, connecting you to issues that you may not be exposed to on a daily basis. It’s not just about donating money, giving back can encompass giving your time, skills or participation. Feeling inspired? Here are 17 meaningful ways you can give back.

Whatever you choose to do for yourself... make sure you take care of yourself. Engage in activities that bring you joy, express your passions, and improve you as a person. Take steps to enrich your own life as well as the lives of those around you.