Conquering Self-Care Like A Boss

Conquering Self-Care Like A Boss

Want to know a secret? Ok, maybe two secrets.

Society plays tricks with our brains. When you play along (which is easy to do), you end up thinking that being “busy” is what we’re supposed to be, that it’s a good thing. (Even a status symbol!) But guess what? We are human BEINGS, not human DOINGS.

In fact, according to the NY Times, you’re probably not even doing it on purpose. “At some point, the standard answer to “how are you” changed from “fine, thanks” to “busy!” And as a result, we’ve developed a mindset that pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion is normal. Until we crash and burn.

By not allowing ourselves to simply “be,” we can never truly know who we are. If you’re running around listening to everyone else and taking care of everyone else, but you ignore your own needs and your own voice, chances are you are running on empty — stuck in The Busy Trap — and not really accomplishing very much.  Worse, you are risking your own well-being.

I know this drill so well, because it was me. But I conquered my “chaotic, crazy-busy” whirlwind of a life with a simple  secret weapon: SELF-CARE.

People often wonder why self-care is so important, and mistakenly think they will come off as a slacker. But it couldn’t be farther from the truth, and is a vital step to taking charge of your own wellbeing.

First, for me, it starts with GRATITUDE and BREATHING! Literally, just taking a moment to breathe deeply, and think about 3 things I’m grateful for tricks my brain, and slows down life, allowing me to be present, and in control. Things are back in focus.

Next, I love playing the self-care game way more than the crazy-busy game. So depending on what’s going on, I may grab a cup of herbal tea and light some candles, or feel the need to soak for 20 minutes in a warm bath at the end of the day.  Or! I may even start my day with an energizing bath if I feel more fatigued than usual. Self-care is also time spent with friends, or walking in the park. It’s whatever nourishes you — mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Lately, I love flipping through magazines — there is something about the thick, beautiful Fall issues and the inspiration in them that is fun.  For sure, I’m a fan of anything that requires me to slow down, and take a digital detox.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a mom with several creative passions and businesses, someone who literally lives outside of their comfort zone every single day.  Like everyone, I have hard days. But the difference now is I don’t let any of it define me, or control me. And I want to make it easier for people everywhere to experience how good, fun and healthy self-care can be.

Let’s face it. Even on the best days, we all experience mental exhaustion because of the chaotic nature of what’s going on in the world. And now, more than ever, we need to arm ourselves with holistic tools to feed our bodies, our skin, our mind, in ways that help us completely re-charge and renew our spirit. Which brings me to what we are working on behind the scenes here. If you could use a jolt of positivity and good vibes in your life, read on!

Our theme for October is TRANQUILITY — and everything in this month’s self-care box is designed to lift your spirit, quiet your mind, and experience inner peace and soothing calmness. We think that being playful is important too, so we’ve got a surprise or two to bring a smile to your face.  Our custom soak this month is LIFT ME UP.  Ever feel so depleted you can’t even think straight? Well, we’ve done the thinking for you, and have infused the salts with a powerful blend of essential oils: ORANGE, CLOVE, CEDARWOOD, AND LEMON. It’s an amazing revitalizing soak that relieves mental exhaustion, improves mood, detoxifies, and soothes body and mind.  Just add to your bath water, soak for 20 minutes, and I promise you, you will feel like a new person!  This is one of my favorite soaks, and perfect as we head into the holiday season.

How do you stop the insanity and experience tranquility in your life? I’d love to hear from you!

P.S.  If you haven’t tried Salty Bath, and want your self-care to be fun and easy each month, our TRANQUILITY Box is a great time to join us and save 20% off your first delivery! Just use the coupon code 20OFFSTART at checkout. Quantities are limited, so be sure to order by 10/20! Our boxes make incredible gifts as well – so if you have a special someone in your life who could use some lavish pampering, you can take advantage of a one-time savings of 20% off when you use coupon code GIFT20. 

How To De-Rail Holiday Stress: Joyful Giving Is Here

How To De-Rail Holiday Stress: Joyful Giving Is Here

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The joy and fun of the perfect gift!

Holiday stress statistics show that up to 69 percent of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time,” 69 percent are stressed by perceiving a “lack of money,” and 51 percent are stressed out about the “pressure to give or get gifts.” But do not fret! Salty Bath makes it easy to pamper your loved ones with a variety of gifting options to fit any budget.

Our boxes are fun to give and get. They are beautifully designed and packaged with a curated mix of luxurious bath and body essentials. This includes our small-batch, custom-formulated, all-natural and organic products, such as the crown jewel of our collection: the Ultimate Bath Soak. We make over 20 different kinds of bath salts, and there is always something new to discover in every box.  And with holiday stress statistics like these, you can even afford to enjoy the Salty Bath experience and its stress-reducing, healthy benefits too.

Our curated mix of relaxation comes in every box.

A sublime curated mix of bliss in every box.

Our bath soaks are a proprietary blend of mineral salts, sourced from the Dead Sea in Israel, along with magnesium sulfate, infused with therapeutic-grade essential oils. Monthly subscribers receive this healing wonder alongside other amazing artisanal delights such as bath bombs, organic body butter, vegan soaps, all-natural body wash, candles, and spirited goods such as healing crystals, meditation tools, like our artist-designed Mandala Mantra cards, and more.

It’s like a luxury spa retreat in one box, filled with products that support your well-being, vitality and mindful growth. There’s a new theme every month – past themes have been DETOX and SERENITY, and coming up in December is NOURISH TO FLOURISH.

Salty Bath products are not available anywhere else. They are pure, natural luxury: no dyes, no perfumes, no harsh chemicals, and always cruelty-free. Our unique blends are made from the Earth’s minerals and plants, and will relax and soothe tired muscles and help pull inflammation from overworked sore muscles and joints. We are all about the JOY OF BATHING! And that means, in addition to creating the ULTIMATE BATH EXPERIENCE for you… everything dissolves beautifully in the tub, so there is no residue left behind or messy clean-up afterwards.  Wouldn’t that be a buzzkill?!?

Remember, we turn bath time into bliss time. Whether you are buying a gift of self-care for yourself or someone you love — you can be comforted to know there is nothing like the restorative, healing powers of a SALTY BATH! For the holiday season, we are making one-time box options available, and we have many gifts in our Good Vibes shop as well.

SHOP NOW at www.saltybath.com. Good for body, mind and soul.