The Self-care Stationery Box was designed to accompany the #SelfCareJanuary challenge: thirty-one days of self-care.
- the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. “autonomy in self-care and insulin administration”
- the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. “expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care”
Everyone’s interpretation of self-care will be different but doing what makes you feel happy and relaxed is a good start. I chose the items in this box to help counteract blue Monday. What could be less miserable than pink and rose gold sparkles?
The self-care stationery box contained:
I’ve been a fan of The Ginger Cat Co. since I first discovered planner stickers. I was so pleased when the lovely Shona agreed to make stickers for this box. They are so pretty and the quality of her stickers is amazing. Do pop over and visit her Etsy shop. I won’t be held responsible for the emptying of your bank account! Do tell her I sent you!
Every box contained one of my best selling glitter pens in either rose gold or rose gold and white. I still can’t decide which one is my favourite. They write beautifully and I sell refills in black and blue so they will last forever.
Every self-care stationery box contained one of these 60 page ‘Things to do’ notepads. I don’t know about you but I feel so much calmer when I am organised and know exactly what is coming up and what I have to do.
Have you come across the Eisenhower Matrix? It is a fantastic way to prioritise the events on your to-do list based on whether something is important and urgent, important but not urgent, urgent but not important or neither important or urgent. A really useful exercise when your list is starting to get unwieldy!
It’s cold here in Northumberland and there is nothing more warming than a luxurious hot chocolate. I chose to include these sachets from Clipper as I am a big fan of their ethics. Their products are fairtrade and natural; perfect for the conscience. You can make it up with water or milk for something a little more decadent.
Another ethical company that I love to work with is Neal’s Yard Remedies. I use lots of their products every day. One of my favourites is the Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish. It is gently exfoliating using wild rose seed powder so no micro-plastics or other nasties. Perfect for brightening your complexion in the shower.