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Essential Holiday Self-care

The festive season is perfect for spending time with the people you care about and focus on the important aspects of life. But the season can also be a stressful time. Things like shopping for the right gifts, hosting gatherings and dealing with travel plans can all add stress to an otherwise peaceful time. 

When the pressures of the season start weighing you down, a little self-care can help set things right and get you on the road to feeling more balanced and peaceful. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to help you take a little time out to practice self-care. Even if you can only spare a little bit of time each day, every minute makes a difference.

Drink in the benefits

Get into relaxation mode by resetting your body with Forever Aloe Vera GelThinking about what you put into your body can go a long way toward relaxation. Forever Aloe Vera Gel supports digestion, and when your body feels good, your mind will follow. It’s also the perfect base for a mocktail (or cocktail!), when you just want to unwind with a delicious drink. Why not also try Forever Aloe Berry Nectar or Forever Aloe Peaches for a fruity and sweet morning pick me up. If you’re in the mood for something warm, Forever’s Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea is the perfect way to wind down and let the pressures of daily life drift away. The combination of aloe blossoms, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, chamomile, and other spices create a perfect blend of rich flavours and aromas that can help you feel calm and more relaxed. Enhance the experience with Forever Bee Honey, the perfect complement to hot tea. It’s rich, naturally sweet, complex, and packed with flavour.

Promote deep relaxation and peace with aromatherapy

The connection between your mind and your senses is incredibly powerful. Have you ever been transported to a specific place and time by a familiar aroma? That’s because our senses all work together to help create our perception of the world, and one of the most powerful senses is smell.

Just as certain aromas can conjure specific memories, others can impact your mood and sense of wellbeing. That’s what aromatherapy is all about. All you need to bring some peace and tranquillity into your home is a few key essential oils. 

Try enhancing your atmosphere with Forever Essential OilsLavender will promote a sense of peace. It can be diluted with a carrier oil or Forever Alpha-E Factor to be applied directly to your skin. You can mix it in your hands and breathe it in to get a strong and immediate sense of peace. Or add a few drops to your diffuser to surround yourself with the soothing, peaceful aroma. Whether you are looking to perk up and feel refreshed or unwind and promote inner peace, there’s an essential oil that will help you get there.

Get away from the screens 

Screens have become an inescapable part of modern life. Whether it’s out of necessity, a desire to connect with others, boredom or all of the above, it seems that as soon as we’re done looking at one screen, our eyes drift to another. The hours spent staring at a screen can add up quickly, so rapidly in fact, you may be shocked to learn just how many hours you’re devoting to the screen every day. Adults typically spend about eleven hours every day in front of a screen – usually a combination of computers, mobile devices and televisions. All that time adds up to take a toll on your physical and mental health. Some of the most common issues include trouble sleeping, eye strain, blurred vision, headaches and neck and back pain, to name just a few.

Try implementing a few of the following pointers to help protect yourself from the dangers of screen time:

  • Set screen time limits
  • Unplug at least one hour before bed
  • Read print books instead of e-books before bed
  • Take a daily eye support supplement that filters blue light

Seek out natural spaces

Research shows that green spaces can greatly improve mental health. An act as simple as strolling through a park or going on a nature hike can make for an important peaceful escape. All over the world, people are realising the positive impact of nature. In urban areas, rooftop gardens are becoming more popular. If you are lucky enough to live near nature, try to get outside and find your balance with the world.

Show your skin some love with award winning skincare

This season may be about giving, but make sure to give back to yourself (and your skin) too. Whether you unwind with a good book and Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask, or just make some time for a thorough skincare routine, setting some time aside to focus on yourself can really help to relieve the stresses of the season. And what better way is there to spend a dark autumn evening than cosied up in a bath with skincare products that really work to make you look and feel your best? 

Make Forever part of your self-care routine

No matter how you make self-care part of your routine, Forever can help you get the most out of those moments. From taking care of your nutrition to finding new ways to unwind and spend more time focusing on yourself, there’s a product to complement every routine. 

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