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I know I’m not the only one who feels like 2017 was a doozy of a year! For me, it’s been quite the roller coaster. It’s the first full year that I have run a small business while juggling two small children, and I’ve never been more tired in my life. Now that the year is coming to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the things that I want to focus on in 2018. The thing that keeps popping up in my mind over and over again is self-care. I don’t want to glamorize a busy lifestyle anymore. Feeling like I’ve been dragged through the mud every single night is not a glamorous life. In 2018, I want to make myself a priority and not feel guilty about it! I know it’s going to be a challenge for me, but it’s one I think is extremely important.
I’ve come up with a handful of things that I plan to do. I will go to the gym a minimum of twice a week, and on the days where I don’t go, I will walk the dog and stretch. I will eat healthy on weekdays (cutting back on wine and sugar the most), but allow some flexibility with it on the weekends. I will get all my grooming done monthly, which means no more missing eyebrow, nail or hair appointments, and I will get a massage and a facial once a quarter. I will book dates with my husband and girlfriends each and every month. And I will create an easy self-care at-home routine that I can look forward to each month. One thing I recently discovered that will make that so much easier for me is the Bombay & Cedar subscription box through Cratejoy.
First off, Cratejoy is awesome for anyone who loves subscription boxes. I love it because it makes my life easier and gives me something to look forward to. Cratejoy offers hundreds of subscription boxes. You can get everything from fun stickers for your kids (or for you, let’s be honest!) to a monthly wine delivery.
I decided on Bombay & Cedar, which offers a monthly delivery of vegan and cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle products. In every box, you get two Bombay & Cedar essential oils. I hope to experiment with essential oils more in 2018, so this makes it easier for me. In my December Limited-Edition Box, there were so many beautiful items. I think the standouts for me were the essential oils, a lavender deodorant gel and the Keeko teeth whitening pen and copper tongue scraper (something I didn’t realize I needed in my life until now!).
My hope is that by having this box delivered to my house each month, it will help encourage and aid me in taking more time for self-care. Combined with my other goals, I feel like I am on the right track for a better 2018! Now, let’s hope I can stick to everything. Do you have any tips for how you keep your self-care promises to yourself?
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