Wellness comes in many shapes and sizes, filling up our TikTok feeds and making its mark on the health and beauty industry in a big way. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard the word ‘wellness’ mentioned numerous times, particularly over the last turbulent 18 months.
Everybody can ‘do’ wellness and incorporate it into their routines – the ‘wellness’ hashtag on TikTok has 2.4 billion views alone – but we know that it can be easier for some than others. If you haven’t got all day to dedicate your routine to wellness because you’re in the office for most of it or you’re saving your pennies for something other than a boujie gym membership, this doesn’t mean that you have to miss out. We’ve got seven simple habits that you can add to your daily routine to help boost your general wellness. Interested? Keep reading…
Book in a weekly session with your vibrator
Health is wealth and there’s nothing like some self-pleasure to help you feel like the best version of yourself. Orgasms have been proven to release oxytocin, a love hormone, and reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, so there really is scientific backing to why you should be reaching into your bedside drawer. Our top pick of the moment? Vush’s Myth – a g-spot vibrator that’s suitable for internal and external use. It’s passing the vibe check.
End your skincare routine with a five minute massage
Finding simple pleasure in the small, simple tasks that make you feel good is a big part of what wellness is about. Putting more time and care into your skincare routine and allowing yourself to truly stop and relax can have a big impact on how you’re feeling. If you’re looking to take your routine up a notch, why not try adding a quick, five minute facial massage at the end of your regime? The By BEAUTY BAY Gua Sha is the perfect tool for helping to relieve tension, stress, and lymphatic build-up that we hold in our facial muscles – plus it feels great. Not sure how to use a gua sha? Check out our step-by-step guide here.
Find a scent that makes you feel calm before bed
We know that lighting a candle is wellness 101, but that’s because it really works. Scents spark certain feelings, moods, and emotions in our brain, meaning that they’re one of the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways for helping you to relax and unwind. If you struggle to get to sleep at night or just love lighting a candle to help you drift off (don’t forget to blow it out before you sleep though!), then the Soak Sunday Cleo’s Paradise Honey & Oat Scented Candle is the one for you. Light for a gentle fragrance of honey, oatmeal, vanilla, and honeycomb – almost good enough to eat.
Add some tools to your daily workout
Most of us know that exercise = endorphins, but sometimes finding the time, effort, energy, and money to head to the gym can be lacking. For a non-committal workout routine that’s always on your terms (meaning you’re more likely to do it), why not pick up some workout tools and accessories to enhance an at-home workout? We’re obsessed with Bala Bangles. These wrist and ankle weights add gentle resistance to your reps, meaning your muscles work harder. Not strictly just for workouts, you can wear these bangles on a walk, around the house, or whilst you’re restoring some zen into your life with yoga.
Nourish from within
You know the old saying ‘you only get out what you put in’, well this can be applied to wellness too. Some people argue that wellbeing starts from the inside out and there are *so* many benefits of taking supplements. If you’re looking for a general health supplement, then try out the KiKi Health Marine Collagen Beauty Blend Powder. Formulated with a blend of hyaluronic acid, acai powder, vitamin C, and hydrolysed collagen, this supercharged supplement helps to support the skin, nails, joints, and bones.
Get your full 8 hours
The three pillars of your general being are food, water, and sleep, so once you’ve got these sorted, the rest will follow. Sleep has been clinically proven to massively affect our cognitive function and mood, so we can’t stress enough just how important getting a night full of sleep is. If you struggle to drift off, are woken up easily, or need the room to be in complete darkness to sleep, then this eye mask from Kitsch is the one for you. This super soft silk mask has been infused with lavender and is weighted to help ease tension, headaches, and reduce anxiety by applying light pressure on the eye area. Breathing techniques can also help you to drift off, which is where the DoDow Sleep Aid stemmed from. To find out more about this light device that you follow with your breathing, check it out here.
CBD is the answer
CBD – it’s quite possibly the biggest buzzword of the last five years. By now you should be all too familiar with where CBD comes from – it’s extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, but it’s without any of the THC (the bit that makes you high). CBD has been proven to have so many wellbeing results that they’re almost too long to list. Think improved moved, greater sense of calm, and reduction of any pain and tension. Get it into your system with the BeYou CBD Dual Applicator Lemon 1200mg and thank us later.