How I Create A Self Care Kit

Hey loves, have you been enjoying the first week of the new year?  I have been working on tasks to help me with some goals that I started working on the end of the last year.  Last year, I attended a training in self care and it was mentioned how important it is to create a list of self care activities to have at any given time.  As I was looking back on last year, I realized that I participated in self care activities a lot.

I picked up a pretty basket from Target and was trying to figure out what to do with it and decided to use it to store my goodies I use for self care and created a self care kit.  I can imagine self care kits have been around a long time and I find them to be great tools as you are been proactive in maintaining your health.

Say, you had a long day at work and you are exhausted but you get home and continue working because you have duties to do at home and crashed. You wake up the next morning to do it again. You continue to do this for weeks or months at a time.  You find yourself tired all the time and sometimes not wanting to do the tasks that you set for yourself.

Your body and mind has not had time to relax and break from everyday wear and tear.  This is when self care plays a major role in our lives.  When you take time out to care for yourself, you are giving your body and mind a rest and a moment to relax.  A moment to calm down from all of the hustle and bustle.  After that rest and relaxation, you feel good overall, you feel rejuvenated, you feel some peace, etc.

I know after I give myself some self care I am able to develop solutions to certain things better.  Every one self care kit may be different but the goal is the same. I picked objects that I like and that will help me relax.

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Coloring book

I started Adult coloring last year.  It is such as relaxing and peaceful time for me and it allows me to be creative and to decide how I want my picture to be.  I am in full control and I can color out of the line if I want to. Ok, that is a great feeling sometimes especially when life can seem the opposite.

Journal

How do I even began about journaling?  I love love it.  I write down thoughts, ideas, happy moments, sad moments, dreams, goals, etc. It takes a lot to get me upset but when I do some of the things that come to my mind do not need to be said out loud but I can write them down to get them out.  After that, I am able to focus on why those words or thoughts were my reaction, think about the situation, and respond or react appropriately.  As I mentioned in a post a while back, the pen can write what you can not say.

Mug

I love this mug, “Don’t Kill My Vibe.”  When I saw it in the store, I was like I won’t let you lol. I don’t know what I was referring to exactly, maybe the infamous “negative self talk” or people who try to kill your dreams. I think it will be a great reminder though during my coffee and tea for self care moments.

Coffee & Tea

I just love sitting in my favorite chair and sipping on some coffee or tea depending on which one I am in mood for.

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Essential oils, candle, & favorite lotion

Aromatherapy is the business. It makes for a great spa day/night. I love scented candles & essential oil diffusers.  Their scents make the atmosphere of the room so relaxing and smell of essential oils may help relieve stress.  I use them for the morning and evening. I love the zone I get in when I use them in the morning when I am writing down my grateful moments. I also love the zone they put me in when I use them in the evening with a long bath.  I light my candle, have some relaxing music playing, some epsom salts (not pictured), and essential oils in my bath and just relax.

Music

I use my phone or iPad (not pictured).  Music is therapeutic to me because some songs can describe how I am feeling and also how I want to feel.

Sometimes, the objects in my kit may change but for the most part, these are what I use now.

Do you have a self care kit?

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50 thoughts on “How I Create A Self Care Kit

  1. This is so important! I am a huge fan of the coloring book and calming lotions. I will have to look into that brand!
    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

  2. I don’t have a self care kit, but I own 1. Colouring book, 2. Journal, 3. Coffee 🙂 so all I need is a mug and oils and I am good to go! I enjoyed the read, I will work on having my own self care kit. Thanks xo

  3. I love the things you included in your kit, and how you explained the way they help you to feel more upbeat and put together mentally. I find myself drawn to the same activities – especially sinking into a comfy place with some coffee or tea, a candle, and my journal. Or even a book!

  4. I have some of my self care products but from now on I am going to have a kit for them. My favorite thing to help me calm was my scented candle with lavender flowers and a music background until I fall into sleep.

  5. I do have a lot of self care products but now I am going to have a kit for them, so I can be able to just pick up the thing that can help me relax a bit. My favorite of them was my scented candle with Lavender flowers that can make me calm and at ease with the help of my choice music until I fall into sleep.

  6. Essential oils is my favourite factor when I try to pamper myself. It’s a great kit you’ve managed to assemble. In these days, with all the stress that surrounds us, we’d all use some pampering.

  7. I don’t actually have a kit assembled together in a basket, but I do have certain things that I use on a continuous basis for self-care. I use essential oils, both with a diffuser and in my bath. I also use Epsom’s salt in my bath daily for muscle soreness. I’m also never without a book!

  8. I have a basket that is put together in my bathroom. I also have a coffee bar set up with just my favorites within reach.

  9. Unfortunately, Im not one to have loong soaks in the bath at present! However, should i decide to pamper myself, i think this is a great idea. I also think it would make a perfect mummy gift.

  10. I don’t really have one but seeing this idea makes me want one. Or I think I need one, especially with music and books!

  11. I love the idea of creating a self care kit to bring the best out of you and self care activities are going to help a lot. Green Tea or Lemon Tea are my favorites to refresh myself and of course Music is the most important thing to reduce my stress when I need!

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