DIY self-care spoils: Load shedding edition

Why not practice some self-care during load-shedding evenings? Here's how...

Practice conscious bathing

Take time to recuperate after a long day and connect with your spiritual self as you shower or bath. Conscious bathing helps reduce stress, increases self-awareness and promotes mental clarity.

Scent the Scene 

Use scented candles with a calming fragrance to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere in your bathroom. The soft glow of a few well-placed candles can create a sense of warmth and encourage relaxation.

DIY spa

Use your favourite hair or face mask or create your own with kitchen items such as avocado, honey, and coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil for a premium load-shedding pamper session. Apply a rich, lightly fragranced body lotion all over the skin and use long gliding strokes to massage commonly overlooked areas.

Music for the soul

Make sure that your cellphone, radio or laptop batteries are fully charged so that you can listen to some of your favourite music while the power is off. Calming music has a naturally soothing effect and can help manage feelings of anxiety and stress.

Once your self-care activities leave you feeling relaxed and ready for bed, it's time to indulge in the most effective wellness treatment, sleep.

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