Self-care isn’t all bubble baths and manicures—and it’s not just for the ladies! Successfully developing a self-care regimen is a physical, emotional and mental health must-do for all moms and dads.
You can start by incorporating one new habit into your day or week. Once you begin to feel the benefits of that small change, add another element to your self-care practice. Here are some product ideas (most are gender neutral so mom and dad can share) to help get you on the path toward a healthier, more harmonious lifestyle.
For the Mind
For drained dads who need to reignite their drive, motivational reading is a great way to get out of the doldrums and get fired up.
Self-love is at the very heart of a successful self-care regimen. Moms, check out this workbook filled with quizzes, activities and confidence builders.
Ashwagandha is a ancient medical herb that helps your body handle stress, boosts brain function, and helps feelings of anxiety or depression. It is also well-known for increasing vigor in men.
A before-bed routine can increase feelings of relaxation and improve quality of sleep. Start small with a soothing cup of caffeine-free herbal tea.
For the Body
Most of us carry a lot of tension in our neck and shoulders, which can make a long day in front of the computer uncomfortable and even painful. Using a heating pad is an easy way ease body tension while at work.
We all experience stiffness or soreness from time-to-time, but professional massages can be costly and time consuming. Invest in a quality massage gun and get some relief at home or on the go.
Bath bombs are all the rage, but not everyone has a bathtub at home! Check out these shower bombs.
Weighted blankets can help to improve sleep and calm the body and mind.
For the Soul
There’s more to life than work, so buy the luggage and book the trip! You only regret the vacations you didn’t take…
Journaling inspires creativity, allows time for self-reflection and makes your thoughts and feelings more tangible. It’s also a great self-care starter as it requires very little time and can be done anywhere.