Self-care might not be a new concept, but it’s hugely on the rise, especially amongst the gen-z generation. With more and more people adopting JOMO (joy of missing out) as opposed to FOMO (fear of missing out), the importance of taking time out to look after you is becoming more and more important.
With the weather turning colder and drizzlier, we think it’s the perfect time to adopt a good self-care routine. Darker nights and colder temperatures mean candles, bath oils and early nights; perfect for giving your mental wellbeing a little extra TLC.
Discover our ultimate guide below to help you take time out and discover the art of JOMO.
3 steps to self-care
Turn off your phone
We know this is a tricky one to actually do, but various studies have shown that taking time from your phone each day can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.
Our phones have become addictive, with emails, social media and messages all holding power over us 24 hours a day. With this in mind, it’s important to switch off and take time away from your screen. Not only can it have a positive impact on your state of mind, but it can also improve your complexion. Blue light, emitted from phones, tablets and computers, has been named as a source of pollution and proven to cause accelerated skin ageing.
Each night an hour before bed, turn your phone onto “do not disturb” and focus on another activity instead. This could be reading a book in bed, doing a self-care skincare routine or having a warm bath with your favourite bath oil. Our top pick is the new Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil from Aromatherapy Associates – it’s earthy scent takes you right back to nature.