It’s been a very unsettling time recently hasn’t it? Just as we seemed to get through the COVID-19 pandemic and everything that brought with it, we walked straight into a cost of living crisis!
I know I can’t be the only one who does this, but when times are hard one of the first things to fall on the back burner, is self care. Which is counter-productive because the time when you need to take the most care of yourself is when times are hard!
We all know the saying - you can’t pour from an empty cup.
One of my main motivators for Soul is to help people in their time of need and to promote wellness and whilst you would need an awful lot of Soul candles to heat your house this winter, I do want to emphasise what they can help you with.
They have been formulated using powerful blends of essential oils that are proven to aid with things like stress, sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety. Which I imagine are things lots of us are feeling right now. There’s never been a better time to prioritise your mental wellbeing and Soul is here to support you every step of the way.
I read something once about shifting your mindset by switching the phrase ‘I have to’ to ‘I get to’, so I’m really trying to embrace that. I get to embrace cosy season, and take advantage of those longer, darker nights to snuggle up with a blanket and watch a feel good movie with my family. I get to trade those nights out for nights in, with a candle lit and something warming in the slow cooker.
Another way to try and keep positive through hard times is through the incredible power of our senses. Scent being one of the most powerful! It’s such a simple step to take, but a little spritz of a room spray or the smell of an uplifting candle really can make all the difference to your mood, not just for you, but for your entire household. Children pick up on much more than we realise and they might be feeling a bit of our anxiety with all of the things going on at the moment. Soul scents have been expertly blended with the most calming luxurious essential oils to create a tranquil atmosphere in your home that the whole family can benefit from. Relax, one of our most popular ranges is perfect for creating a calming environment.
I know it’s hard at the moment and things feel very unsettled. But take care of yourselves, because it can be easy to put yourself to the bottom of the pile and burn out. Especially with Christmas fast approaching!
So I give you full permission to take a long lazy soak in the bath tonight (ignore the smart metre on this one occasion!) and enjoy a bit of ‘me’ time.