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Happy Mag’s Guide to Super Easy Self-Care

Self-care

Looking after yourself should be a top priority. But how do you make it fit in with your lifestyle? Here’s our guide to making self-care super easy.

Self-care is all the rage right now — and so it should be! And while it’s traditionally associated with abstaining from alcohol and doing too many pushups, relax! There’s a variety of common-sense, low-maintenance options out there for maintaining body and soul.

So whether you’re hoping to feel great on the inside or let the natural radiance of your skin glow, if you’re eager to find inner peace through exercise and/or meditation, or acquire healthier habits through knowledge, it’s all out there my friends. Without further ado, here’s our guide to super easy self-care.

Nutrition

Hemp superfood

Wanna feel tip-top? It all starts with looking after your inside with nourishing food and drinks. It can be as simple as making sure you’re eating fresh produce, but you can also top that up with supplements that benefit your overall health.

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious fruit and veg solution, Ooooby has you well and truly covered. With a variety of boxes that mix the very best of seasonal produce, it’s a no-brainer for people who are keen to source organic and bio-dynamic food from local farmers.

The Kombucha craze only seems to be gathering pace and Remedy is a company right at its forefront. Established in 2012, the team has been crafting award-winning, gut-healthy, sugar-free brews for the best part of a decade now. And judging by the variety of flavours that they have on offer, the party is set to continue for a long time yet.

And if you’re looking for a supplement that’s designed to improve your overall health, have you considered hemp? The team at 13 Seeds has crafted a diverse range of superfoods, cold-pressed oil, and capsules, that offer up a host of health benefits.

OOOOBY REMEDY 13 SEEDS

A Healthy Glow

Skincare

Feeling like your gut health is on the mend and you’d like your skin to look its healthy and natural best? Look no further, because here are some fantastic cruelty-free options for taking care of your skin, the environment, and your mates too.

Bangn Body is definitely a name that you should get familiar with. This company uses native Australian extracts and locally sourced botanical ingredients across their range of no-nonsense skincare products. What’s more, their packaging — right down to the boxes the products are transported in — are designed to have minimal impact on the environment.

And if you’re not across the health benefits of cannabis-based products, you should be! Hey Bud harnesses the power of this plant to create a gorgeously green range of skincare products, including cleansers, serums, moisturisers, and more.

And for all the blokes out there, STUFF dishes up a range of products that’ll keep your skin fresh from head to toe. Plus, there’s a deeper mission that drives the STUFF philosophy — teaming up with their charity partner, The Man Cave, they work to tackle toxic masculinity, support men’s mental health, and deliver education programs.

BANGN BODY HEY BUD STUFF

Getting in Shape

Peleton Yoga

Ugh. Okay. Here’s the tough one. Getting in shape requires you to move and get that heart pumping. But never fear, there are plenty of ways to enjoy exercise and use it as a way to make you feel great.

Peleton is the ultimate home gym. But it’s not all about getting buff or replicating the Tour de France. There are dozens of classes you can pick from including yoga, meditation, pilates, and more. But if you do want to expand those biceps, you can do that too.

If you want to leave the house and get sweaty with your fellow gym rats, F45 can fulfil that need perfectly. Standing for ‘functional’ and ’45 minutes’, it’s an innovative system that harnesses the power of teamwork to get the best results. Be prepared for one heck of a workout!

And if you’re a man struggling to crack the weight loss code, Pilot is here to help. A comprehensive approach — involving medical consultation and consistent coaching — it’s a program that’s designed to reset your metabolism and help you to safely shed those stubborn kilos.

PELETON F45 PILOT

Nourishing the Mind

Deepak Chopra

After you’ve sweated through an invigorating workout, it’s time to reflect on the day and feed the mind. Fortunately, there’s some brilliant literature that will help you complete the self-care cycle.

Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish: And Other Self-Care Rituals From Nature by Rani Shah is a recent revelation. It points readers toward the lessons that we can derive from the natural elements that constantly surround us, some of which we take for granted.

Deepak Chopra (pictured above) and Rudolph E. Tanzi recently collaborated on The Healing Self. This brilliant book sheds light on the all-important management of stress and inflammation, which can prevent chronic diseases in the future.

Self-care and self-acceptance go hand-in-hand. In Darkness is Golden, Mary Hoang combines the science of psychology with personal experience, giving readers the tools to manage their anxiety and build healthier relationships.

WISDOM FROM A HUMBLE JELLYFISH THE HEALING SELF DARKNESS IS GOLDEN