Tag: self-care

15 Self-Care Gifts for Homesteaders from Target

We all need to practice some good self-care from time to time. Sadly, we don’t treat ourselves nearly as much as we should. Change that this holiday season, and give the gift of relaxation, indulgence, and enjoyment. Here are 15 Self-Care Gifts for Homesteaders from Target.

1. This cozy plush robe just exudes comfy and luxurious vibes. With a self-tie waist, front pockets, and a design meant to envelop you in comfort, who would want to take it off?

2. Speaking of feeling cozy and warm, if you haven’t tried a weighted blanket yet, you’re missing out big time. This weighted blanket applies gentle and smooth pressure, with the addition of small glass beads, and helps aid in deep and continuous sleep. It’s really like getting a huge hug while you’re preparing for bed.

3. We’re jealous of whoever gets this skincare gift set. This trio consists of a frozen cooling globe, mini eye mask, and mini clarifying serum. All of these products are suitable for any skin type, and focus on providing cool, calming sensations to your skin in order to reduce puffiness and improve oxygen and blood flow.

4. Hopefully you’ve experienced the wonder of oil diffusers and their amazing, therapeutic effect. This color changing diffuser is not only beautiful, it’s also convenient. It’s designed to shut off automatically when the water runs out, and it’s run time is an impressive nine hours.

5. You’re going to need oils to go with that diffuser! This set of three runs in a winter theme, guaranteed to fill a home with holiday cheer. They are also 100% natural and made ethically.

6. We think that everyone secretly wants a foot bath. This electric foot bath and massager will gently massage feet, includes optional bubbles, and is designed to be portable and easily operational. The ultimate form of self-care.

7. A truly unique idea, gift this Modern Sprout Spruce Gather Set. Now, hear us out. This set includes a spruce growing kit, a candle, and a pinecone ornament. For anyone who has experience with gardening, the act of growing something from seed is rewarding and therapeutic. Then, the scent of spruce aligns perfectly with the season. Throw in a candle and an ornament, and you have holiday cheer in a box.

8. Speaking of candles, one can never have too many. This café collection comes with three different scents, each inspired by the warm, inviting aroma of coffee. There’s something about lighting a candle at the end of the day that feels complete.

9. A mini massager, because who doesn’t want a rejuvenating massage? Made from marble so it stays cool, and designed to be portable.

10. The perfect stocking stuffer, these holiday bath bombs contain a fun surprise inside. Don’t ask any more questions. Everyone loves a nice, warm bath, and everyone agrees that a bath bomb makes it better.

11. When you’re done with your bath, slip on a pair of cozy slippers. These are designed to be suitable for quick trips outside and made with the softest faux fur. They’re also just super cute!

12. We all need to moisturize, it’s a fact of life. This Olay 2-pack comes with a daytime and nighttime moisturizer and even includes a sleep mask.

13. Beauty boxes are such fun, and this one is a hair edition! You’ll get dry shampoo, texture spray, multiple different brands of shampoo and conditioner, a hair mask, and hair elastics. This is a great way to try out different products to find a new favorite.

14. We’ve covered the indulgence of a weighted blanket, but a weighted sleep mask is on another level. Designed to block out light and add gentle pressure to key relaxation points.

15. Honestly, more holiday candles. Enough said.

Give the gift of Self-Care this holiday season with these Gifts for Homesteaders from Target.com.

6 Ways to Thrive While Staying Home During Self-Quarantine

Staying at home for days on end is not a fun experience for most people, especially the extroverts. However, to ensure public safety and avoid the outspread of the coronavirus, each one of us should take this matter seriously and stay isolated not only to protect ourselves but also to protect those around us. Before you start complaining, here are 6 Ways to Thrive While Staying Home During Self-Quarantine with your happiness intact.

Enrich the soul with books

There’s no better way to spend time than reading books. You always learn something new from every book and the new-found knowledge can end up changing your life forever.

Unless you are a person who prefers the traditional way of enjoying a book: the joy of sitting in an armchair flipping through pages of a brand-new book, you can rely on technology to gain access to the ebook version of the same title. For example, the Amazon Prime program has a Kindle Unlimited that allows you to read more than 1 million titles for a monthly subscription of only $9.99. Even better, there is a 30-day free trial available.

Work on your summer body

If you are a regular gym-goer, being confined to home for days is torture. However, don’t be discouraged. Who says working out at home isn’t fun? Tune in to a YouTube workout channel and follow the instructions. If you already know what to do, simply pick an upbeat tune and start the exercise.

If you are the type that gets demotivated when working out alone, join an online yoga class. Due to the situation, many yoga teachers have to stay home too. Many therefore organize online classes that you can join using Zoom or Skype.

Improve your cooking skills

Many of us are not good at cooking partly because we don’t have the time to do it while working a full-time job. This time-off is a great opportunity for you to explore different dishes and up your skills. Shop for groceries in bulk so as to avoid going out too frequently. If online shopping is available, opt for it.

For those who are staying home with their family, cooking is a great activity to strengthen the bond. Kids can learn to cook and clean up after themselves by watching their parents.

Binge-watch your favorite series and movies

There’s no better time to indulge in the guilty joy of watching your favorite movies on end without worrying about work. Fire up Netflix and search for your favorite titles. Titanic, Casablanca, Desperate Housewives, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Godfather, etc. are all at your fingertips.

Learn a new skill

It’s never too late to learn a new skill. You never know when you will need it. Many businesses understand the difficulties (and boredom) of being confined to home. That’s why they offer promotions to let new users try out their service without a cost. Udacity, for example, recently launched a campaign that allows students to try any Udacity Nanodegree course for free for one month. Use such an opportunity to learn about web design, digital marketing, programming, etc.  Who knows, maybe you will land a new job with the newly acquired skills when the crisis is over.

Focus on positivity

Last but not least, don’t get drown in the amount of negative information coming out every day. By being positive and strong, you are giving your body more fuel to fight off any virus. The immune system works at its best when we have a healthy diet with an active lifestyle and keep our mind positive.

Apply these 6 Ways to Thrive While Staying Home During Self-Quarantine tomorrow and you’ll find that staying home is not as boring as it sounds. So long as you know how to make the best use of your time, you will find the positive aspects in even the worst circumstances.

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