Keep Your Self-Care Sustainable and Eco-friendly with These 5 Practices
Self-care has become a popular topic the last few years and it’s no wonder why. Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of others in your life, which is why it should be prioritized just as much. Spending some time alone to feel refreshed and reenergized can be done with simple practices such as a warm bubble bath, a meditation session, or a much-needed trip to the salon.
However, while you practice being kind to yourself it is just as important that you practice being kind to the planet. Whatever self-care makes you feel the best, below are a few ways to make it more sustainable and eco-friendly in the process.
1)Use products that come in biodegradable packaging
There are some forms of self-care that are non-negotiables (or should be), like brushing your teeth and taking care of your hygiene. Why not make it a point to opt for biodegradable packaging when you can in order to ensure that your self-care routine doesn’t cause more waste than necessary? Bamboo toothbrushes are a great alternative to plastic ones, and more deodorant brands are using paper packaging so that they are both effective and eco-friendly.
2)Do activities that bring you joy
Not every hobby or activity will be right for you and your mental health, so be sure to find something you actually enjoy doing and can maintain as a regular routine. If you enjoy journaling, then take some time to write out your thoughts first thing in the morning or at the end of a long day and practice this for as long as it makes you feel good. If you prefer going for a long run to work off some stress, then that is also a great way to show yourself some love.
3) Cook yourself a healthy meal
An easy way to make yourself feel a bit better is by adding all the right fruits and veggies to your diet. Taking some time throughout the week to prepare a few healthy meal options for your busy schedule and packing them away in eco-friendly food wraps or containers for later is a simple way to keep you feeling great knowing you’re maintaining your health in the long run.
4) Take a break from your electronics
It can be incredibly easy to fall into the habit of always being on your phone or diving into a new Netflix series, but it isn’t always the best thing for you and your mental health. Taking a break from electronics to get outside and reconnect with nature can do a world of good for you, especially if you haven’t been feeling great. Sometimes the simplest way to show yourself some love is by disconnecting and sitting in your own company.
5) Show your skin some love
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and can have a big effect on how you view ourselves and your confidence. Why not practice some self-care by taking care of your skin with a regular and eco-friendly skincare routine? Not only will this have your skin looking and feeling great, but the process of applying skincare can also be incredibly meditative and the perfect opportunity to calmly sit with your thoughts. Using products that are ethically sourced and made from organic ingredients that aren’t as harmful to the environment is a great way to take care of yourself while also taking care of the planet.
We at The Green Way want to help make your self-care journey sustainable for years to come. Check out our website today for some eco-friendly alternatives to your favourite products that keep you looking and feeling great!