Ah, life. Most of the time it’s great. But other times, between work, kids, chores and just keeping it all together … life can be tough, leaving us feeling anxious and overwhelmed. We’re not here to bum you out, though. In fact, quite the opposite. We’re here to let you know it’s OK, and maybe help relieve your stress, too. We’re so happy that self-care is not only becoming a topic of open discussion, but it’s actually seen as a top priority these days!
Self-care comes in many forms. It can be relaxing and calming, or an energizing burst of movement. Self-care also varies from person to person and can even change over time. That’s a lot of variety! Here’s one fact we know for certain, though: Self-care is such an important activity that we believe it’s something everyone should do every single day.
If you’re stressed out and overloaded, this can sound like a tall order. Every single day? Don’t freak out or give up. The beauty of self-care is that it’s literally anything you do for yourself that feels nourishing!
With that in mind, we’ve put together our top five favorite self-care Goodly goods!
5. Bath Items
A luxurious bath can be a calming ritual. Adding any of our foaming bath tubes to your bathtub will release wonderful scents like honey or chai tea, and a soothing soak can help relax tight muscles. No tub? No problem! Our luxe soaps can transform your shower experience. They’re made with 100% organic ingredients and leave you with soft, healthy skin. Make sure to take your time and enjoy the scents and the feelings!
Want to pass along the gift of self-care? Our luxurious bath and skincare products are perfect for anyone who could use a little pampering!
A stress ball is a great way to deal with worry and anxiety! We love this bright and vibrant stress “ball,” which is actually in the shape of a colorful rainbow. And that polyurethane foam construction means it will always return to rainbow form, no matter how hard you squeeze. Best of all, using a stress ball does more than just reduce stress! Squeezing this squishy rainbow can help improve your grip strength and improve your blood circulation. You might want to pick up more than one, so you’ll always be ready to take on stress no matter where you are!
A mindfulness practice has so many benefits! Among them are reduced anxiety and stress levels, as well as better memory and emotional regulation. We’ve been told it’s best to approach a mindfulness practice with playfulness and creativity, and that’s why we love this inspirational deck of cards! It contains over 50 prompts and exercises for the mind and body. There are four different color-coded categories: Rest & Balance, Curiosity & Joy, Insight & Awareness, and Kindness.
You might randomly pull a card first thing in the morning, to give you a focus for the day; or select a card before bed as part of evening reflection and journaling. You get to choose — whatever works best for you! This lovely deck is a wonderful way for anyone to begin a mindfulness practice, and it can give new ideas to those who’ve already got the hang of it!
We get that finding the answers to difficult questions in life can sometimes feel like it takes forever. But when that happens with the supposedly easy stuff, it’s the worst! This amazing and hilarious book is here to help. It takes on the dilemmas that many of us face in our lives (both big stuff and small) and offers answers, over-answers and charts. Lots of charts.
We believe this self-help book is a must have for artists and creators of all kinds. Should you pick up more than one copy, maybe to give as a gift? We’re sure there’s a chart inside to help answer that question!
Whether you prefer a blank book or something a little more structured, journaling is an amazing and helpful practice. Make goals, track progress, even strengthen your memory, all while practicing your handwriting. Journaling is a great way to process emotions, too. You can use words, or sketches and doodles. It’s your time, so make your journaling practice what you want!
If a blank book sounds too overwhelming, check out Adam J Kurtz’s 1 Page At A Time journal. It’s full of prompts, checklists and more, and each will encourage you to draw, write, list and reflect. It’s ideal for anyone who’s just starting their journaling journey, and also a great gift!
Speaking of gifts … you might also be needing some fun and colorful pens and pencils to go with those journals. No worries, we’ve got you covered!
Self-care can have such a positive impact on your life and health, and all it takes is a few tools and a big dose of commitment. Good thing we have so many choices here at Goodly! Wait, are there too many choices? Don’t stress! We offer a self-care gift box!
One last thought: Don’t forget to check out all of our fabulous gift boxes. Self-care takes many forms, after all, and with our gift boxes it’s easy to give the gift of self-care to someone you love!