Caring Crate Blog — Self-Care

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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Best Essential Oils for Spring

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/blogs/caring-crate-blog/best-essential-oils-for-spring Although we often think of spring as being a time for sunshine and fresh blooms, it can also mean spring showers and seasonal allergies.  To remake your aromatherapy routine for the spring, we've put together several essential oil options that'll help uplift your mood, refresh your skin, and keep your immune system strong.

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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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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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