February 13th, 2017

Our Top 5 Self-Care Rituals For A Happy and Healthy Life


Sometimes life can feel very much out of our control, whether it is your recent flight that has been delayed for hours, the lack of hot water in your house or someone stealing your parking spot, these little annoyances can all build up to make you feel stressed. Life is not plain sailing but by taking small steps to care for your health everyday this will ensure your moods are never down for long!


Our Recommended Top 5 Self-Care Rituals:


Dry Brushing

Many would probably not think of dry brushing as a detoxing exercise but as a matter of fact by doing this beauty ritual once or twice a day it can help to boost circulation and remove dead skin cells. The brush used with a body oil or butter deeply massages the skin to help stimulate lymph nodes and help reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking down the fatty pockets of tissue.  

Oil Pulling

‚ÄčOil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual done daily to prevent oral decay and help whiten and promote the health of your teeth. You simply use a tablespoon of coconut oil every day and swish this around your mouth for around 20 minutes to draw out bad toxins and bacteria from the gums. Many swear by this method as a hero oral hygiene routine as it penetrates all the hard to reach places that your toothbrush can’t reach. Just be sure not swallow any of oil as then all the bad toxins and harmful bacteria you have extracted from your mouth will end up in your gut!


When life is a bit too busy and fast-paced and you feel your work and personal life is getting too much take some time out and meditate. By sacrificing five minutes of your day this gives you a chance to focus on your priorities and what is worth stressing over and what is not while steadying your breathing. Meditation is great to incorporate into your daily routine and is actually proven to release endorphins from the pituary gland in your brain; in effect making you feel happier, more relaxed and positive.

Setting Goals

At the start of the New Year, a lot of us will begin to make resolutions to keep for the year, after a couple of months or so these goals are normally abandoned or unfulfilled. Listing goals on how to fulfill your ambitions is a great way to keep on track of everything that YOU have wanted to do with your life! It can be as simple as ‘make sure to say thank you everyday’ or ‘smile in the mirror in the morning before heading out to work’. Yes occasionally we may have to push things aside if very important priorities crop up but as long as you have a to-do list that will help you look back on throughout the year.

Keep A Journal

Writing down all your thoughts is a great way to de-stress and release everything that has been boiling and building up in your mind. When you write all your doubts or worries on a page your brain will register them differently and will give you a better perspective. It’s always healthy to keep a list of compliments or achievements you have received so whenever you are feeling low you can look back at the positive and inspirational things you have done which will definitely put a smile back on your face!

13 / 02 / 2017

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