With both the zero waste movement and self care taking off recently, it's no surprise that they share a following, or that in this time where people are changing the way they treat both the planet and themselves that they've gained popularity so quickly.
Self care, for me and many others has become an integral part of our day to day lives, it can be as simple as a mug of tea and good book at bed time or making sure you take time out of your day to breathe in some fresh air.
However you view self care, remember it'll be there whenever you need it, like a warm hug.
I have to confess to not being very good at zero waste, I find I get too easily overwhelmed by trying to do it all at once, so if you're like me, here are some zero and low waste ideas to try out!
Pick out a couple, give them a go and if they don't vibe with you, that's okay, just move on and try something else until you find what works.
Zero waste tip: Yoga is a great zero waste practice because you can do it with virtually no equipment, all you really need is some comfy clothes and a video to follow (and some hot tea won't go amiss).
Zero waste tip: Create a homemade face mask with two parts cocoa powder, one part honey (or your preferred vegan alternative) and one part yoghurt.
Self care is subjective, it's about doing what makes you feel good, not what someone else says will make you feel good, so if something doesn't sound appealing to you, that's A-okay.
Focus on doing the things that make your soul shine; watch sunsets, eat chocolate, read books, paint, bake cookies or cuddle your pet!
Zero waste tip: You and your body will always function better on plenty of sleep and lots of water! To help make sure you're drinking enough why not try out the Tree Tribe Eco Bottles!
One of the best ways to truly enjoy being outdoors in winter is to do something that you can’t do any other season. You’ll come to appreciate winter for its unique offerings, rather than just viewing it as “several months of freezing cold torture.”