Preparing For the Cold and Flu Season | My Essentials

It’s no secret that Autumn is my favourite season, from ‘fall’ fashion to colourful crunchy leaves, and of course Halloween. But with all these lovely seasonal activities also comes cold and flu season. πŸ™ Which can make us all feel pretty blue this time of year; especially as we get into the Winter months where they seem more prominent. Ironically I’m actually nursing a cold while writing this post! Which may or may not actually Read More…

Why taking a break is important

You may have noticed I’ve been absent on Twitter recently, or that my last two posts were further apart than my usual posting schedule. In short – I took a break; an unintentional one to be honest, but essentially, “life happened”. Social commitments piled up and I became sick with a stomach bug, followed by a mild case of hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood). Which is often seen in athletes but also common Read More…

Small ways to treat yourself

In my Weight Watchers meeting last week we talked about small ways to treat yourself. This could be when you reach your goal weight or a mini goal such as upping your excercise or drinking more water. Or simply because you deserve it! Of course these were mostly non food related but it got me thinking of ways I could treat myself, because it’s completely OK to do so, and how this could be added Read More…

Weekly Self Care Routine

At the end of last year I wrote about how I wanted to go into 2019 focusing more on myself, to discover who I am again and be more open about how I’m feeling and my mental health. My main goal this past month has been introducing more self care into my daily and weekly routines, which I’d like to share with you. 😊 First, what is self care? To me self care is making Read More…

Gift ideas for self care

Christmas is a busy period for most and with it comes Christmas parties, present shopping and socialising which can make finding time to relax and unwind difficult. A self care product can be a thoughtful gift to give this time of year (or any time actually), or to treat yourself with. With that in mind, here are my favourite gift ideas for self care featuring independent sellers on Etsy. Bath / Shower products I’ve spoken Read More…