DIY Self Care Kit for Autumn Season
A lot of what happens in life is beyond our control, but there are still some things we can control - our mental and physical health. It's time to be proactive this autumn season! Start now by making a powerful self care kit today for your mental health. So when times are tough, you're ready to deal with stressful situations.
What is a Self Care Kit?
A self care kit is simply a collection of items that supports your emotional well-being. These are things that have nurtured you when you needed them, and maybe given you a boost in times of weakness.
Let’s get busy! We’re going to be making an awesome self-care kit that should contain things that help you get perspective when you need it most.
What should be included in a Self Care Kit?
Make self care a priority today with these ideas. Your self care kit is entirely up to you but should cater everything you need. You should start your self care kit with visual ideas, find the right kind of sounds, look for items that help you feel great, scents that support you, and of course tasty and healthy treats!
Here are some ideas on what can be in a DIY self care kit this fall!
Begin With Visual Ideas
Personal Growth Book
For some people, the most satisfying way to spend their time is by developing themselves. We want to feel happy and healthy, so sometimes we crave the satisfaction of inner growth.
Check out empowering books for Women or best sellers selection to see if anything resonates with you. The best way to get out of your rut is to get into a book.
Novel or Light Book
Sometimes when life is getting you down, all you need is to escape. Perhaps a longing romance, murder mystery or an action-adventure will be the answer. Find a book that you'll enjoy and will take you to a faraway place.
Indulge in self care by printing out some photos that you love or create a go-to collection of photos in your phone. Looking at pictures of your friends and family can give you a much-needed mental boost and a way to remind yourself of all the things that are worth living for.
New Journal & Colorful Pens
Writing is therapy. Add a beautiful journal to the mix or some bright pens that you’ll be excited to use. Relieve your worries and stress with a good journaling session. We all need some good self-led therapy sometimes!
Positive Phrases or Quotes
Write down some positive quotes to help you overcome the challenges you face. Simply writing it will uplift you in tough times and help you feel much better.
Thank You Cards
Gratitude is a great way to deal with stress and anxiety. Add a few thank-you notes to your kit to send to those you love. It will boost your mental health and you’ll make someone else feel good as well. Writing a “Thank You” note is one of the simplest ways of reconnecting with people.
Sometimes it's helpful to be reminded of the small pleasures in life, like taking care of your nails. Splurge in quality nail polish or fake nails when the time is right. There are a lot of options for blissful manicures these days! It's good to pamper yourself and feel pretty.
Find the Right Kind of Noise
The things you tell yourself and the sounds you surround yourself with can have a huge impact on your quality of life.
A great way to help you feel good is to take some time searching for podcasts that you can check out and that will make you feel good. You can feel like you're getting a hug from a friend when you listen to someone's podcast. There are plenty of podcasts that will help you maintain a healthy mindset.
Taking care of yourself doesn't take much time or effort. You could write down or make a collage of your favorite affirmations that help you love yourself. We all need extra love once in a while, especially from our biggest critics—ourselves.
Playlist of Songs You Love
Using music to calm yourself down, to find new ideas, and to be inspired is a great technique. Creating a playlist will save you time spent trying to find the right music to fit your mood and will be a great way to support your creativity. You will be able to find it quickly when you need it, making it easily available.
Things that Help You Feel Great
New Shower or Bath Product
Sometimes, buying something new can help you feel better—they don't call it retail therapy for nothing! Buying a new bath scrub, razor, or rejuvenating gel can be a low-cost way to perk you up when you’re down.
It's important to hydrate your skin in the cold winter months, so be sure to keep your face protected from harsh weather. A face mask will keep your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
If you love getting massages, pick up a high-quality massage oil or lotion, so you can enjoy a great massage even if you can't afford one. Then, get your partner to give you a quick massage on stressful days.
You should have something in your self care kit that makes you feel cozy and well cared for. A plush or weighted blanket, slippers, socks, a robe, or a new comfortable nightgown all encourage you to take it easy and enjoy life’s simple pleasures a bit more.
Scents That Support You
Scent makes a difference in emotional health, so try lavender when you need to relax and peppermint when you need a little pick-me-up.
A good self care kit includes at least one candle that makes you happy. Get a fresh candle and stick it in for easy access when you need to relieve stress.
A mood booster scent should be included in your self care kit. Many people use their diffusers to fight the cold and flu, but essential oils can be just as helpful for regulating things like your sleep, levels of stress, and calming your nerves.
Tasty & Healthy Treats
Our bodies need healthy quality options but sometimes you also need a small splurge that can get you through the day.
Choose from popcorn, veggie chips, dried fruit, nuts, and granola bars. A few healthy dry snacks can make your day when your general supply is low!
Who doesn’t crave a bit of chocolate now and then? Get something with 85-95% cocoa, and you’ll find the sugar is very low.
This is one of the things we love most this season. Cozy, hot, and don't forget the marshmallows!
While being cautious to not turn to numbing coping mechanisms that can develop dangerous addictions, a small nightcap can take the edge off after a long day. Maybe it’s a coveted bottle of red wine as your luxury or ingredients to a new cocktail you know you’d love to try when the time is right. Make it special and it will be the perfect addition to your self care kit.
Tea helps fill in the hydration gaps when you’re struggling to drink enough water. A quality herbal tea can be the energizing boost you need in the morning, or just the thing to calm you down at night.
A package of that fancy coffee you love can be a gigantic mood booster. It’s the warm cup or the jolt of caffeine that uplifts us in a way other things cannot.
2021 may continue to be tough for us so don’t be afraid to spread a little love with any of these. You need to take care of yourself so that you have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family. A self care kit can help you do have the emotional energy to conquer your other marvelous life goals and dreams.
Be sure to try the Chill Pill, a must-have for any self care kit for an instant relief from stress, calming of nerves, and a relaxing sleep you need!