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Caring Crate Blog — Self-Care

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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5 Ways to Use a Scrub for Self-Care

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/5-ways-to-use-a-scrub-for-self-care When dealing with dry skin caused by the winter weather, there’s nothing like the exfoliating power of a good scrub to help reveal smooth, renewed skin. An amazing scrub can be such a great part of your self-care routine, and here’s why: It Encourages You to Take a Little More Time in the Shower Just like baths, showers can be incredibly relaxing and a great part of your self-care routine. However, we’re guessing that your showers are likely quick, and have the sole focus on getting you clean. Using a scrub in the shower forces you to slow down and enjoy your shower a little more, taking the time to exfoliate all areas of your skin. Make it a mindful moment by really paying attention to the sensation of the scrub against your skin.

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Best Uplifting Binge-Worthy T.V. Shows

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/best-uplifting-binge-worthy-t-v-shows Let’s face it: there’s nothing quite like a good binge-watching session. Whether you’re in need of a day of rest, needing a quick stress relief at the end of your day, or aren’t feeling well, sinking into a great T.V. can be a great distraction. Plus, research has even shown that watching a series over time can help you to form connections with the characters, which can help relieve feelings of loneliness and provide a little comfort. Here are some go-to’s when you need a show that’s gonna boost your mood.

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DIY Bath Soaks for Self-Care

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/diy-bath-soaks-for-self-care A nice, warm bath is often synonymous with self-care. And while there are so many different ways to practice self-care, it’s for good reason that bath time is often a go-to. A relaxing warm bath can help to relax your muscles and ease pain, make it easier to fall asleep, and simply being in the water has even been shown to help boost your mood! The next time you’re looking for some solace, try up-leveling your bath soak with one of these easy DIY mixes to reap the benefits of aromatherapy and skin-soothing ingredients during your tub time.

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14 Dates to Take Yourself On

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/14-dates-to-take-yourself-on Continuing with our theme of self-love, let’s talk about taking yourself out on a date! Going out alone may seem a little intimidating, but it really is a great way to help boost your self-confidence, explore, and discover new things you enjoy. Plus, when its just you, that means your needs come first - no more second guessing that you choose a restaurant that your companion likes - its all about you! Solo dates can be a wonderful act of self-care because they allow you to take time to yourself, and really get to know and reconnect with what you need. Spa Day Who couldn’t use a spa day?! If you’ve been setting aside some money to treat yourself (or maybe you have a gift certificate laying around), why not head to the spa? Sure, spa trips are great with friends, but going solo is a great way to really unwind and relax. If heading to the spa doesn’t work, treat yourself to a good spa day at home: think a relaxing bubble bath, diffusing essential oils, a face mask, and maybe a mani/pedi. Be sure to turn on some relaxing spa music, and sip on some tea or spa water.

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