Happy World Kindness Day 2021! November 13th is the perfect day to remind us of one thing: to be kinder to those around us and to ourselves. Kindness starts from within; sometimes in our busy lives we forget the simple act of being kind to ourselves. Especially in the post-Covid 19 era. World Kindness Day 2021, more than ever is the time to do something good for your inner self with small acts of self-love and kindness.
Cultivate the ability to emotionally cope with changes imposed due to the pandemic.
For the past two (2) years, the whole world has experienced unprecedented conditions which have “violently” changed our lives: lockdowns that seemed never-ending, social distancing, fear of getting infected, isolation and feelings of hopelessness. It was that moment when people forgot how to be kind to themselves and others. The inability to cope emotionally with the changes imposed due to the pandemic resulted in lonely people being overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness, fear and uncertainty for the next day.
As the pandemic seems to be ending, it’s about time to cultivate the ability to cope with any existing or upcoming changes. It’s about time to start being kinder to ourselves, finding balance, releasing pressure, and embracing positive feelings of gratitude, acceptance, and self-love.
World Kindness Day 2021. 5 Practices of Self-Kindness.
At ilapothecary we are here to help you with a list of practices to boost self-kindness, while protecting and nourishing your mental and emotional health from stressors and anxiety. World Kindness Day 2021 is the perfect day to start pampering yourself, don’t you think?
1. Meditate. Calm your mind and enjoy some quiet moments.
The practice of meditation goes beyond helping you manage stress and anxiety. Through meditation, you learn to focus on your breathing and body while training your mind to redirect negative thoughts and stay present at the moment.
2. Establish a Relaxing Night-time Routine in 3 steps
A good night sleep is of utmost importance. It is therefore essential, if not imperative, to establish a relaxing night-time routine. Let’s see the three (3) steps to a powerfully relaxing night-time routine.
- Shut down all devices that emit blue light at least two hours before bed.
- Take a relaxing bath. The Magnesium and Amethyst Deep Relax Bath Soak will certainly do the trick as it combines magnesium to relax the muscles, himalyan salts, regenerating amethyst, grounding vetiver and more, for the absolute relaxation of your body and mind.
- A few minutes before going to bed, massage your neck and shoulders with a small portion of our anti-inflammatory, soothing and grounding SOS Body Balm.
3. Digital Detox. It’s a must-try.
Aren’t you curious how your life would be if you abstain a bit from any digital device? Do you remember the time when life didn’t revolve around screens? Digital Detox, as strange as it may sound, can happen. And it will do you good. Instead of spending another hour in front of your mobile, scrolling down for news, ads, or stories, get out to the world, take a short walk, or even practice breathing exercises. Your body, face and mind would appreciate this short break.
You may also enjoy small Digital Detox moments at work. Just keep our Digital Face Mist handy and protect your skin from photoaging and inflammation caused by digital pollution. Spritz yourself 2-3 times from a comfortable distance. You will immediately feel your skin and mind rebooted.
4. Try “Alternate Nostril Breathing”
“Alternate Nostril Breathing”, otherwise known as Nadi Shodhana, is a simple yet powerful breathing technique to relax your body and mind. Practising “Alternate Nostril Breathing” provides you with comfort in moments of stress, anxiety or trouble falling asleep.
5. Trust the power of Scent to Comfort your Body & Mind
Aromatherapy, the power of scent, will help you ease the racing thoughts and find your balance during the day. Beat your Blues and soothe your daily stressors with our alchemical blend of essential oils. Beat the Blues Pulse Point has powerful essential oils that are known to help to uplift the mood, ease frustration, and boost your self-esteem. Trust the power of scent, and let it soothe your tension and comfort your soul.
Being Kinder to ourselves is a step closer to being kinder to others.
When we heal ourselves we feel grounded, well, balanced and offer kindness effortlessly all around us. And isn’t this what life is all about? Love, compassion and kindness always. Happy World Kindness Day 2021!
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