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Caring Crate Blog — Self-Care

Relaxing Alternatives to Adult Colouring Books

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The adult colouring book trend has been huge for several years, and it's for good reason: taking the time to colour is truly therapeutic and can be great for relaxation and practicing mindfulness, which can help reduce anxiety.  If you've hit up the colouring books and are looking for something new, we've rounded up some portable books that contain activities to keep your focus, and encourage creativity. Animetrics Sticker Challenge   With a set of geometric stickers, this intricate book requires concentration as you peel and stick to create gorgeous, colourful animal designs like owls, bears, birds, and more. Make...

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Self-Care for Creativity

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Whether you're a creative for work, enjoy it as a form of self-expression, or are just looking for something new to add to your self-care routine, challenging yourself creatively has many benefits. Getting creative is a great way to practice mindfulness and can help relieve stress as you're focused on what you are doing, plus it engages your brain in different ways, which can help you to better solve problems, gain self-awareness, and feel more confident.  However, we all know that creativity is something that can feel forced, and its easy to back away from creative activities when you're feeling...

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Better Sleep Gift Guide

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/better-sleep-gift-guide Whether you struggle with getting enough sleep yourself, or you're looking to treat someone who could use a little help prioritizing their rest, we've chosen some amazing gifts to help promote relaxation and better sleep.

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Best Poetry Books for Self-Care

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/best-poetry-books-for-self-care Whether or not reading is a part of your self-care routine, experiencing poetry can be a great way to care for yourself.  In bite-sized poems, modern-day poets are tacking topics that can help you to release emotions, think creatively, and help you learn a little more about yourself.  These selections are all focused on topics that surround self-love and healing, and a great edition to your bookshelf or coffee table for whenever you need to slow down for a moment and focus on you.

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Self-Care for Empaths

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Empaths, also known as highly-sensitive people, are  those people who just feel everything. If you've ever been labelled as "too emotional" or "overly sensitive", or find yourself needing time to re-charge after being around others, chances are you're an empath.  While this is awesome for creating connections with others, taking on other's emotions can be incredibly draining.  These self-care suggestions are great for when you need time to re-charge. Therapy When you're constantly taking on other's problems, it can be a huge weight on yourself, but you don't have to take it all on alone.  Even a monthly therapy session...

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