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How To Take Care of Your Mind and Body

Written by Linda Zubairi


Posted on May 14 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on nature and getting out of your home for a little while, even if it’s for a simple 15-minute stroll. The past year has been difficult for everyone, so it's never been more important to take some time for ourselves and find peace for our mind and bodies. There are plenty of eco-friendly accessories out there for you to welcome into your self-care routine, and we have a wide collection here at Thought & Style.

Although anxiety levels have declined since March last year, with a drop from 62% to 42% of the population, we should still avoid sacrificing our own mental health and personal time, as it's incredibly beneficial to our happiness and productivity. With a range of eco-friendly products and materials available to help you lower your carbon footprint, it's never been easier to treat yourself on a sustainable scale.

Treat Yourself to Skincare

A dedicated skincare routine has many attractive benefits, no more so than the impact it has upon your mental health. It provides stability in your daily routine, and spending time focusing on the simplest of activities can save you from a worrisome spiral if things get too much one day. A good skincare routine can also boost your self-confidence and leave you feeling ready to take on the day.

UpCircle are a great brand to look towards if you want to take time for yourself. Their beauty products are vegan and cruelty free, making them the essential environmentally friendly products to have in your skincare package. The UpCircle coffee body scrub won best body scrub at the 2019 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards, and is made from repurposed coffee grounds! If you're looking to start from scratch to see what feels best, the UpCircle pamper kit comes with creams, scrubs and serums galore for you to experiment with!

Add Candles and Scents for Atmosphere

Is there anything more relaxing than a nice hot bath surrounded by candles and heavenly scents? It's a proven way to de-stress and release tension, and by adding candles, the scents can create specific feelings within the mind and body that leave us warm and content. No one can take your "me time" away from you, and if you have the luxury of a bathtub in your home, we recommend taking full advantage.

The Clarity Serenity candle range is Reiki infused, which aids in mental wellbeing and relaxation. With a collection of soothing scents to choose from, these candles can be placed anywhere in the home to bring peace and tranquillity. They're also made from soy and coconut wax, taking away the harshness of typical paraffin candles. If you’re not one for candles, the Meraki reed diffusers do the trick, and even comes in a plastic-free paper packaging.

Remember the Good Times with a Journal

When we're not feeling ourselves, it can be hard to focus on the positives in life. As humans, we're programmed to pay more attention to the bad things that happen, but with a handy gratitude journal, you'll never miss the little things in life again. Tres Paper have created 'Gratitude' and 'Happiness' journals to help you keep track of the things that make you smile, with pages to write down what you're grateful for and reasons to be happy. Each set is even lovingly wrapped in a recycled belly band.

Here at Thought & Style, we stock a vast collection of sustainable accessories, made from a variety of vegan, cruelty-free and recycled materials. Whether you're looking to expand your self-care routine, or you wish to treat yourself with some eco-friendly accessories such as clothes and socks, make sure you’re looking after yourself, this week and always, with our range of stylish, sustainable products.