If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase “me time,” then it’s definitely time to start investing more in yourself. Setting aside time to engage in activities you enjoy or find relaxing without any distractions is crucial to learning how to enjoy your own company and practice self-care.
Whether your version of me time consists of pursuing your passions or reflecting inward, consistently dedicating time to focus on yourself can ease anxiety and improve your mental and emotional well-being. Buying special presents for yourself is just as important as buying gifts for your friends. Check out our suggestions for self-care treats that can take your me time to the next level.
PUKYO The Gratitude Journal
This cute little linen journal comes in five colors (lavender, beige, black, turquoise, and pink) and can guide you through a fulfilling journey of pure gratitude. Each page consists of unique daily and nightly prompts, such as:
- I am grateful for…
- What would make today great?
- Daily affirmations: I am…
- Three amazing things that happened today…
- How could I have made today better?
Taking five to 10 minutes to fill out the first three prompts during your morning routine and the last two before bedtime can bring the positivity you need to start and wrap up your day. This gratitude journal can shift your mindset for a more satisfying and appreciated day.
Alo Aura Diffuser
This diffuser-humidifier combo from Alo is definitely on the pricier end, but we can attest firsthand that it’s worth the splurge. The diffuser’s strength and intensity can spread the most luxurious of scents to a room as large as 700 square feet. The diffuser emits mist for up to 22 hours, or you can set a timer using the auto shut-off function.
With an additional purchase of the Alo Essential Oil Collection Set, you can create a relaxing oasis in your room. Choose between Energize & Refresh (peppermint), Cleanse & Detox (tea tree), Chill & Unwind (lavender), Awaken & Center (eucalyptus), or two powerful blends — Breathe & Spa and Sleep & Downshift to transform your mood.
LUSH Blooming Beautiful Gift Set
A bubble bath is perfect for unwinding during your designated me time, especially before bed. These fizzing and foaming bath bombs will create a soothing, sensual environment in the comfort of your own home.
You can even bring a book or glass of wine to make the experience that much more enjoyable. Count on the jasmine, rose, and citrus aromas to turn the bath water pink, making you feel fresh and pampered. Oh, and did we mention the bath bombs are vegan?
Self Care Shower Affirmation Cards
These unique daily manifestation cards are 100% waterproof and stick to your shower door or bathroom mirror. They’re easily removable and just need a little bit of water to re-stick them wherever you’d like. Positive affirmations can be powerful in exploring self-love. After all, our thoughts heavily affect our health, as there’s a strong connection between our mind and body.
Positive thoughts can stimulate positive energy, so starting your day by reading off these empowering meditative cards can be highly beneficial. Some examples of the affirmations you’ll find in this 15-set include:
- I am compassionate with others and myself.
- I have come this far, and I can keep going.
- I am worthy of love.
- I am a beautiful person, inside and out.
- I am confident in my own skin.
- I am stronger than I think I am.
- I am creative and open to new solutions.
Raajsee Incense Sticks
Burning incense can be used for aromatherapy, releasing a fragrant smoke or aroma to enhance your atmosphere or potentially improve mental focus or concentration. This set of five incense (each with 15 sticks) is 100% natural and handmade in India. They’re made from a blend of pure essential oils, resins, ayurvedic herbs, spices, and more, so you don’t have to worry about any toxic nasties.
Just place a single stick into the holder that’s included with the set (or purchase this adorable Meditating Frog Holder from FKOG), and the incense will burn for 45 minutes. The five aromas included are:
- French Lavender. This delicate, floral scent is best used during meditation.
- Natural Patchouli. It has an earthy, woody, sweet, and musky smell and can help you find relaxation during work hours.
- Californian White Sage. This incense has an earthy mint aroma and is believed to stimulate positivity.
- Sandalwood. The rich, musky, and earthy smell is best used while you meditate or to freshen up your room.
- Indian Rose. It has a sweet, fresh, and musky aroma and promotes relaxation. It’s a great choice for creating a sensual date night environment.
Uncommon Goods Me Time Candle
This homemade all-natural candle from Uncommon Goods isn’t overly pricey and can stimulate a tranquil environment for your designated me time. The name of the candle says it all.
It contains pastel-colored crystals (like pink opal), herbs (like chamomile), and dried flowers (like rose petals) for a subtle floral-citrus scent. The added essential oils emit notes of sandalwood, vanilla, orange, and more. There’s nothing like a delicious organic scent to create a sense of refreshment.
Don’t cut yourself short of me time
Learning to love yourself, sit with your feelings, and spend time on your own is a challenging yet fundamental step toward self-growth. Whether it’s meditating as your favorite aromas travel through the air in your room, drinking a glass of chilled white wine as your bath bombs melt beside you, or starting your day on a positive note by confiding in a gratitude journal, finding the little moments that make you smile is vital for a fulfilling life.