Self-Care Isn’t Selfish, Embrace Your 'Me-Time' With Our Self-care Ideas


Being a mum sometimes feels like juggling at the circus, right? It's this constant whirlwind of keeping the house together, cooking meals, organising the family planner, playing taxi driver, and squeezing in some work from home when we can. And amidst all that, we strive to be supermum for our kids, right? It's easy to shove our needs aside with all these hats we wear. But here’s the thing: neglecting self-care is like walking on thin ice. It’ll eventually break. We need to shake off the idea that caring for ourselves is selfish—it's not! We need to ask ourselves, why is self-care important? It’s about finding that balance and putting ourselves on the list of priorities alongside our kids, relationships, and work. Trust me, a bit of self-care can work wonders for your sanity.

Firstly, it should be understood that "me time" can vary greatly from person to person, making it challenging to pinpoint with a single answer. However, be mindful that self-care extends beyond occasional pampering, like getting your nails done. It involves stepping back from the madness to honour our mental, physical and spiritual needs.

One way to support our mental health is to reflect on our internal dialogue. Words hold power, and repeatedly thinking, "I'm stressed, tired, and overwhelmed" can reinforce those thoughts. If you notice this cycle, take a moment to go for a walk, calm your mind and change that narrative to "I’m strong, resilient, and loved" to empower your inner strength. Collaborating with a therapist to address these challenges can be a game-changer for our mental well-being.

And what better way to help encourage positive mental health than with our self-care collection? While shifting your internal dialogue and empowering your inner strength with practices through self-reflection, feel supported by our range of calming products designed to nurture your mind and soul.

“A man is but a product of his thought” - Mahatma Gandhi.

That being said, self-care isn't just a mental game. It also involves taking care of our physical health. Our bodies function like well-oiled machines, and maintaining them is crucial for self-care. Skipping nutritious meals or neglecting exercise because it seems like a hassle has consequences. You wouldn't build a house on quicksand, so why treat your body differently?

"Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first. It means me too." - Dr. L.R. Knost, author and psychologist.

Speaking on the physical, ladies, don't forget your beauty routine! Beauty and youth aren't something we claw back in the distant future when it’s convenient. It's about consistently investing a bit of time daily to maintain them and age gracefully.

It may seem odd, but some readers may be unsure about self-care. You've been so knee-deep in motherhood that you've lost sight of how to treat yourself. So, for those in this boat, we've compiled a list of popular self-care ideas & rituals adored by mums worldwide:

How to Plan a Self-Care Day

A Journey to Relaxation with Aromatherapy

In self-care, aromatherapy offers a simple yet effective means to combat stress by harnessing the power of natural scents found in essential oils. Through inhalation or application to your skin, they promote a relaxing atmosphere that uplifts your spirits and soothes your mind, refreshing and prepping you for whatever chaos and battles lie ahead.

Embracing Nature’s Gentle and Healing Touch

Another great way to prevent stress from creeping up on us is to get out into nature. Being outdoors blends physical activity with nature's calming effects, giving your mind a well-deserved break from the daily hustle! And for all you green thumbs out there that enjoy their leisure time in nature through gardening, be sure to check out our array of stylish and quality gardening gear.

Writing Your Way to Wellness with Journaling

Journaling is another timeless form of self-care. By jotting down your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, you create a path for your mind to release the stress bottled up inside. Reflection through journaling often leads to insightful discoveries and self-awareness, too. In this private space, you can express yourself raw and honestly, fulfilling a desperate need your soul craves. Let Fauve + Co help you explore your inner world and aid you on your path to well-being with our charming and elegant journals.

Silence the Noise with Meditation

Finally, we come to the tried and true art of meditation. This calming practice fosters mindfulness and relaxation. Using techniques like deep breathing and focused attention, we can clear away life's clutter, enhance mental clarity, and build emotional resilience. Dedicating a few minutes daily, enhanced by the soothing glow and calming scents of our candles, can bring peace and balance into our lives.

Nourishing the Soul Through Skincare

Maintaining a good skincare routine is more than achieving flawless skin (though that is nice). It also has profound benefits to our mental health, skincare routines are akin to a ritual of self-love. Those few minutes might not seem like much, but the practice of cleansing, moisturising and protecting our skin allows us to focus on the present moment, in addition the soothing scents and textures can have a calming effect on our senses, reducing stress and anxiety. When you look and smell good, you often feel good as a natural byproduct. Don’t put your health on the backburner and discover the transformative power of self-care with our premium skincare range, designed to nourish your skin and uplift your spirit.

At the end of the day, self-care is different for everyone, and that's totally fine. What's not fine, though, is ignoring your own needs. Don’t trick yourself into thinking it has to be something elaborate or fancy. It could be as simple as getting around to that book you keep putting off or spending a few minutes a day meditating quietly. Are you expecting? Why not check out our ‘Self-care During Pregnancy’ blog to make your pregnancy journey as comfortable as it can be?

Trust your instinct and do what feels right for you. And if, by chance, your self-care routine involves journals, aromas, candles, or even skincare products for your beauty routine, then Fauve + Co. has got you covered! Check out our collections and enjoy FREE delivery Australia-wide for orders over $100.