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Creating Your Ultimate Self-Care Sanctuary at Home.

Creating your comfy space requires you to take a journey. Figure out what brings you comfort and joy.

Here are a few steps that can get you started.

Step #1 - Design and Decor Tips for a Calming Space


Your self-care sanctuary should be a reflection of peace, serenity, and your fabulous personality. Here are some tips to get you started:


1. Choose a Quiet Space: Find a room or corner in your home that’s away from the hustle and bustle. It could be a spare bedroom, a cozy nook, or even a dedicated section of your living room.


2. Soothing Colors: Opt for a calming color palette with shades like soft blues, greens, lavenders, or neutrals. These colors can help create a tranquil environment.


3. Comfortable Seating: Invest in a comfortable chair, chaise lounge, or floor cushions. Your seating should invite you to relax and stay awhile.


4. Soft Lighting: Use soft, warm lighting to create a soothing atmosphere. Consider fairy lights, Himalayan salt lamps, or candles.


5. Natural Elements: Incorporate elements of nature, such as plants, flowers, or a small water fountain. These can help bring a sense of calm and balance.


6. Personal Touches: Decorate with items that make you happy and relaxed—think cozy blankets, inspirational quotes, or art that you love.


7. Declutter: Keep your sanctuary free from clutter. A tidy space can help calm your mind.


8. Aroma Therapy: Use essential oil diffusers or scented candles with calming scents like lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus.


9. Textures: Mix soft textures like plush rugs, fluffy pillows, and smooth blankets to add comfort and warmth.


10. Soundscapes: Play calming music, nature sounds, or white noise to enhance the peaceful atmosphere.

Step #2 - Top Ten Essential Self-Care Items


Having the right self-care items on hand can make your sanctuary even more inviting. Here are 15 essentials to consider:


1. Aromatherapy Diffuser: Fill your space with soothing scents.

2. Comfy Blanket: For those cozy moments of relaxation.

3. Essential Oils: Lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint are great choices.

4. Journals and Pens: For reflecting and jotting down thoughts.

5. Tea Selection: Herbal teas like chamomile or peppermint can be very calming.

6. Books: Inspirational or calming books to help you unwind.

7. Meditation Cushion: For comfortable mindfulness sessions.

8. Eye Mask: Perfect for blocking out light during rest.

9. Yoga Mat: For stretching or yoga sessions.

10. Sound Machine: For nature sounds or white noise.

11. Spa/Sauna: Make an appointment for a massage. Some Gyms have Saunas

12. Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is key to self-care.

13. Inspiring Quotes: Hang or place them around your sanctuary.

14. Healing Crystals: Like amethyst or rose quartz for their calming energies.

15. Art Supplies: If creating art is part of your self-care.

Step #3 - Creating a Self-Care Routine


Consistency is key to making the most of your self-care sanctuary. Here’s how to build a routine:


1. Morning Ritual: Start your day with 10 minutes of meditation or gentle stretching in your sanctuary.

2. Midday Break: Take a 15-minute break to journal or read a chapter of an inspiring book.

3. Evening Wind-Down: Spend 30 minutes before bed with a calming activity, like sipping herbal tea or practicing deep breathing exercises.

4. Weekly Pampering: Dedicate one evening a week to a full self-care session—think face masks, a warm bath, and some quiet reflection time.

5. Set Reminders: Use alarms or calendar notifications to remind yourself to take these self-care breaks.



Step #4 - Mindfulness Practices and Relaxation Techniques

Incorporating mindfulness and relaxation into your routine is crucial. Here are some practices to try:


1. Deep Breathing: Practice deep breathing exercises to calm your mind.

2. Guided Meditation: Use apps or online videos to guide your meditation sessions.

3. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Tense and then slowly release each muscle group.

4. Visualization: Imagine yourself in a peaceful place, like a beach or forest.

5. Mindful Listening: Focus on the sounds around you, whether it’s music, nature, or silence.

6. Gratitude Journaling: Write down things you’re grateful for each day.

7.  Mindful Walking: Take a slow, intentional walk, focusing on your surroundings and your breath.

8.  Body Scan: Mentally scan your body from head to toe, relaxing each part as you go.

9.  Art Therapy: Use drawing, painting, or coloring as a form of meditation.

10. Affirmations: Repeat positive affirmations to yourself to build confidence and reduce stress..

Self-Care Sanctuary Challenge

Self-Care Sanctuary Challenge


Are you ready to create your ultimate self-care sanctuary? Join The Noonie Experience Self-Care Sanctuary Challenge! Here’s how it works:


1. Set Up Your Sanctuary: Follow the steps and tips above to create your peaceful haven at home.

2. Share Your Sanctuary: Post pictures of your sanctuary on social media using the hashtag #NoonieSanctuaryChallenge.

3. Daily Self-Care: Dedicate at least 20 minutes each day to spending time in your sanctuary.

4. Reflect and Share: At the end of the week, share your experiences and how your sanctuary has impacted your well-being.

To my beautiful Goddesses

Creating your self-care sanctuary is a beautiful step towards prioritizing your well-being and finding joy in everyday life. Remember, this space is all about you—fill it with things that bring you peace and happiness. Happy sanctuary building! 🌟✨

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