Take a Lavender foot bath
Our feet have the honour of bearing our weight and carrying us around on our many adventures every day.
This self care ritual is a great way to relax, unwind and care for your feet.
Find a lavender bush and cut off a handful of branches, leaves, flowers and all. While cutting the branches, thank the lavender for this generous gift.
Boil a jug of hot water and pour it into a large bowl (big enough to put your feet in) or a foot spa if you have one. After ten minutes, if it is too hot for our feet, add a little cold water.
Find a relaxing spot where you can sit comfortably for at least half an hour with your feet soaking in the foot bath.
You might like to read a book or have a relaxing drink. Have a towel next to you for when you are done. To add extra luxury, moisturise your feet with coconut oil and wrap them in snuggly bed socks or slippers.
How to keep a Gratitude Journal
A great self care ritual that doesn’t take too much time or energy is a gratitude journal. This is a small book that you carry around with you and during the day you write down ten things you are grateful for and the reasons why you are grateful.
For example “Thank you, thank you, thank you for the beautiful house I live in because it provides me with shelter.”
I do this in the car on the way to work while my partner is driving. After you have written down your ten gratitudes, read over them with a present mind and send positive energy out into the universe.
It is a great idea to do this at the same time everyday. You can even make it a part of your morning or evening ritual.