Here at Wellness by Manuel, we believe that everyone should be able to take time for themselves every day. After all, you do have 1,140 minutes in each day, so why not take 10 of them for yourself?
Self-care and putting yourself first doesn’t have to be a time-consuming activity. In fact, many activities can be incorporated into your daily routine. You can even enhance your self-care experience by simply lighting one of our candles and surrounding yourself with their soothing aromas.
If you have a busy day ahead, take five minutes in bed each morning to focus your attention on your breathing. Place one hand on your stomach and take a couple of deep breaths. Notice how your stomach rises and falls with each breath and appreciate all your body does for you. There’s no rule saying that you have to jump out of bed each morning, so be kind to yourself and take it slow. Spending just a couple of minutes doing this each morning promotes feelings of tranquility and allows you to steady your thoughts. Amplify this simple morning routine by lighting one of our Refresh candles and surround yourself with the revitalising scents of lemon grass and eucalyptus.
Practicing gratitude is the perfect way to wind-down at the end of each day. To do this, either state aloud or write down five things you are grateful for today. These gratifications can be anything that you consider to be blessings, whether that’s some pleasant weather, or even a meal you enjoyed – there are no wrong or trivial answers! By reflecting on what you’re grateful for each day, you’re able to manifest positivity into your life thus taking care of yourself. Enhance your gratification experience by indulging in the relaxing aromas of lavender and bergamot in our Unwind candle.
If you’re unsure on the best way to take time for yourself, we recommend taking advantage of our free 10-minute guided meditations. Depending on what candle you may have purchased, the QR code on the packaging will direct you to a Refresh guided meditation, perfect for an early morning or a little pick-me-up throughout the day. Alternatively, the QR code may take you to the Unwind meditation, ideal for switching off at the end of the day. If you’re yet to purchase one of our candles, our 10-minute guided meditations are also available on our YouTube channel.