Caring Crate Blog — Self-Care

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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Favourite Pets to Follow on Instagram for Animal Therapy

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/favourite-pets-to-follow-on-instagram-for-animal-therapy It's no surprise that being around animals can be great for your mental health, from helping to reduce stress and anxiety and boost your mood.  If you're not able to be around a pet in your life - or are simply needing a dose of cute pictures and videos, we've put together some of our favourite animal accounts on Instagram to take your mind of whatever is going on, and help you remember what is important.

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Self-Care Gift Guide for Moms

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/self-care-gift-guide-for-moms Looking for a gift for a special mom this Mother's Day?  Why not choose a gift that encourages this mom to take a little me time and unwind, allowing them to refill their own cup before pouring into others.  To help you out, we've put together a list of some of our favourite self-care gift options to help mom feel loved and pampered.

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16 Hobbies to Add to Your Self-Care Routine

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/hobbies-to-add-to-your-self-care-routine We all know that self-care can take so many different forms - a soothing bubble bath, an evening of Netflix, heading to bed early, or ordering in, but hobbies can be an important part of your self-care routine, too.  Whether you're into practicing something creative, looking for a relaxing activity, or looking to step outside your comfort zone, having go-to hobbies as part of your self-care routine can help to enhance your self-esteem, boost your mood, and add more enjoyment to your life.

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The Most Relaxing Video Games

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/the-most-relaxing-video-games While video games are often thought to be a mindless activity, there actually are some pretty cool benefits of grabbing a game to play.  Video games can actually help improve memory, problem-solving ability, and help you make decisions faster.  Plus, getting lost in another world can help to relieve stress and take your mind off of any pain that you're feeling.  While any video game you enjoy can be a great act of self-care, if you're feeling frustrated by a certain level, or the constant adventure is just stressing you out, we've put together of list of some relaxing video games for you to escape with.

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