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Caring Crate Blog — Mental Health

Best Podcasts for Sleep

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/best-podcasts-for-sleep We love how easy podcasts are to listen to, and think they're a great way to add a little extra self-care to whatever you're doing.  While we've previously put together our favourite podcasts for self-carechronic illness, and mental health, podcasts can also be used to help soothe you into slumber.  These podcasts are specially designed to help your mind wander and relax, so that you're able to fall asleep more easily.  If you're someone who deals with insomnia regularly, they can also help provide you with a bit of comfort and company on difficult nights.

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Lyrics That Put Mental Health Issues into Words

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/mental-health-lyrics When you're not feeling yourself, it can be quite easy to feel as though you're alone, or you can't put your feelings into words.  For those times when you just need a song to say exactly what you feel, we've put together a list of lyrics that you can identify with.  

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8 Ways to Make It Easier to Get Out of Bed

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/ways-to-make-it-easier-to-get-out-of-bed Anyone whose experienced depression knows how your bed can become a safe refuse when you're lacking the motivation and energy to get up.  When dealing with depression, even the smallest tasks can seem insurmountable - and you're not alone in that.  But, if you know that you feel a little bit better when you are able to get up, if only for a few minutes, these steps can help make it just a little bit easier to try.

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The Easiest To Care for Plants for the Home

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/best-plants-for-the-home Like getting outside, there are many benefits of bringing plants indoors.  In addition to reducing stress and improving your mood, plants can help to improve air quality by removing toxins.  If you lived near a particularly busy road, plants near your windows may also help to dampen any outdoor noise.  Plus, being a plant parent gives you something to care for which, in and of itself, can be beneficial for you mental health.  If you find it hard to keep your plant green and full of life, we've put together some of easiest plants to care for to help you step into plant parenthood.

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Spring Craft Ideas for Relaxation

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Being creative has so many benefits, from helping you to relax and get your mind off of stresses, to boosting your happiness, to giving you a feeling of accomplishment, and even boosting cognitive abilities like short-term memory and problem-solving.  To help bring a little cheer into your home, we've put together some of our favourite DIYs inspired by the season of renewal.   DIY Tulip Wreath // The How-to Mom  We love the pretty pastels that are so perfect for spring in the gorgeous wreath.  It's surprisingly easy to make, and adds some much-needed cheer to your front door, no...

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