Self-Care. A word that seems to be an overused statement but what does this actually mean? Is there more to it than simply taking care of yourself? In fact, it plays an essential role in mental and physical wellbeing, taking responsibility for one's own health. It is to feel good about life without harsh diets, strenuous exercise routines and being overly critical on your daily routines.
Self-care activities include any form of activity that has a positive impact on your well-being, for instance, making healthy meals, relaxing, immersing yourself in a good book, being mindful, getting creative, going for a walk or catching up with friends and family.
You shouldn't feel pressured to take on a new routine of self-care all at once, starting with just a few changes can make all the difference and start expanding from there. It's all about cultivating a caring attitude towards yourself.
A spa retreat is a great way to start your relaxation process and assists with clearing your mind to improve these specific areas of your life where you need to inject positivity, health and a sense of well-being.
Here are a few easy acts of self-care which you can start today:
Improve your Sleep Routine
De-clutter your bedroom. Make it a peaceful sanctuary but turning off bright lights and screens. Spray a soothing pillow mist or calming room spray. Visit our Mowana Retail Shop for a range of bespoke scented products â€“ we love the Greenleaf Spa Rituals range.
Take a self-care trip
The saying goes, "change is as good as a holiday" â€“ what is even better is if this scenic change comes in the form of a wellness aimed weekend away. Browse through Mowana Spa's range of nurturing Spa & Stay Pamper Journeys for a relaxing getaway.
Enjoy the outdoors
Studies show that mindful walking through outdoor spaces can drastically reduce stress levels. Mowana Spa's gardens have been designed with this in mind, giving you a tranquil bushveld garden backdrop to enjoy a massage while listening to real birdsong and inhaling the scents of surrounding trees.
Meditation is shown to have many health benefits, and one being to boost happiness. As the brain does not distinguish between an imagined event and a real one, the experience you have with a guided meditation is just like having a real experience. Share the effects of meditation with your friends or colleagues by booking a Guided Meditation & Spa Interactive Package (minimum of 10 people) to mindfully enjoy a relaxing nature-based treatment