Meditation has many mental health benefits, and it can help to reduce stress and anxiety, balance emotions, boost focus and improve sleep – all critically important as we wind down the year. Download a meditation app (Calm and Headspace are two of the most popular) and commit to spending a few minutes every morning centering yourself. You want to make this easy and do-able, so start with just one minute, and work your way up to however long you like.
Bask in a bath
Sure, you could run the water and take a bath, or you could run the water, add a fragrant oil or frothing bubbles (the luxe Jo Malone London Red Roses Bath Oil is a classic choice, while L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath delivers suds and a soothing scent), dim the lights and light a candle (you can never, ever go wrong with anything by Diptyque), pour yourself a glass of whatever tickles your fancy, and take a bath. We vote you do the latter.
Give yourself the gift of time
Massage or facial? You’ll be spoiled for choice with an endota gift card, where you can choose from six treatments for a truly tailored experience. This Christmas, purchase any gift card and you can also get a 90ml Signature Blend Hand Lotion for just $25. This rich lotion combines endota’s unique blend of essential oils including ylang ylang, bergamot and sunflower seed oils, plus nourishing shea butter, and leaves skin feeling super soft and hydrated. And because the outside is just as important as the inside, it all comes gorgeously presented in a gift box adorned with artwork by Melbourne artist Ali McNabney-Stevens.
Making time for yourself is essential, because when you’re feeling good, you radiate joy and love to those around you – and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?