What to Put in a Self Care Kit
Creating a self care kit is one of the best ways to be prepared to be able to comfort yourself on those days where you just need some time to yourself. I have put together a list of 25 things to put in your self care kit for your much needed self care days.
What is a self care kit?
A self care kit or a self care box is a package that you create filled with your favorite items that soothe and bring you comfort. Whether you have a had a hard week at work or even at school, creating a pre-made self care box is a great thing to have on those evenings or weekends to yourself.
Why create your own self care kit?
To avoid going into unhealthy spirals of anxiety, depression, or overwhelm, your kit is there to meet your needs. These needs may include: physical, emotional, spiritual, and sensory.
Often times, we make it seem difficult to put ourselves first and take the extra effort to do something that we actually enjoy. Your self care box is will be your go to item filled with everything you need to make those hard days a little bit easier.
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Ideas for your self care box
Your physical component of your kit can consist of things that make you feel better physically.
Here are some items that you can include:
- Bath bomb
- Massage Oil
- Face Mask
- Heating Pad
- Manicure and Pedicure Set
- Sleep Mask
- Bubble Bath
- Body scrub
- Stress ball
You emotional component of your kit will help you to be able to deal with your emotions while you are coping with stress.
Here are items that you can include:
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You spiritual component of your kit will help you be able to stay grounded in your beliefs and values during times of distress. This will help calm your mind and reassure your spirit during those tough days.
Here are a few items that you can include:
- Daily Devotional
- Prayer Journal
- Spiritual Book
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The sensory component of your self care kit can contain items that are focused around your 5 senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
- Tea/ Tea Brewing System
- Your favorite snacks
- Soft Blanket
- Essential oils
- Art supplies
- Your favorite photos
It’s time to gather your favorite times and put them into your homemade kit. Don’t let the hard days sneak up on you! While there is no avoiding them, you can surely be prepared when they come.
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