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5 Ways to Practice Self Care This Winter

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I’m so excited to work with Vaseline to share ways to practice self-care this winter. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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Winter is here and I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look out on a dreary cold day and I miss the warmth of the sun. It’s easy to  just hibernate in the winter time and wait until spring to do anything. But now, in the winter, is the best time to take the time to take care of you.  I’m a nurse, I know these things. But knowing and practicing are two different things. But in the same idea of thriving this year, I’m taking the time to find ways to practice self-care this winter. Here are 3 ways you can do it too.


1.Buy Flowers

Buy yourself fresh flowers is one of my favorite ways to practice self care

I’ve talked about buying flowers as one of my ways to practice self-care before. It’s like bringing spring to your house. Every day. Every morning, I open my blinds, let whatever sunlight there is in and enjoy my flowers while drinking my coffee. I have them in every room. It’s mood lifting to walk past a vase of pretty cut flowers everyday. You just have to smile.


2. Color.

coloring is a fun way to practice self care

Yes Color. There is something so simple, so calming about coloring. When coloring, my mind tends to wonder and calm down while I create.  Its’ a great way to practice self-care and it’s fun too.


3. Take care of your skin

taking care of your skin with Vaseline® Intensive Care™ is one of the ways i practice self care

I don’t know about you, but my skin gets extra dry in the winter time. It has been easy to get caught up in not taking care of my skin due to the demands of life, which has been leaving it dry and itchy.  I’ve been using the peace of relaxation of weekly bath time as one of my self-care acts this month, but during the winter time, my skin is quick to dry out. I’ve started using Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion to help.  It leaves my skin deeply moisturized and looking noticeably healthier. Vaseline products were a staple in my household growing up, and now it helps keep my families skin healthy and moisturized too. My dry skin needs the deep healing moisturizers contained in Vaseline® Essential Healing.  I use it everyday as a part of my vow to practice self-care for my skin, and for the skin of my family.  All Vaseline® Intensive Care® lotions can be used daily and are available at Walmart and other food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

4. Keep a Journal

Journaling is one the best and easiest ways to practice self-care.  There is something almost magical about taking whatever is in your head and just pouring it all on a piece of paper.  A journal is the place to be you. No judgment, no labels, and no expectations other than just getting all of those emotions and thoughts in your head onto the page. It can be cathartic. It’s therapy in a book. Journaling has always helped me to get those thoughts out that I am afraid to say out loud or even haven’t really thought through. But I get them out of my head. A journaling session is one of the easiest ways to cultivate your well-being. And it’s cheap. Just buy any notebook and get started. You won’t regret it.


5. Take Yourself on a Date

Taking yourself on a date is a great way to practice self care

You may feel awkward at first, but seriously try it. You don’t have to go at night to a 5-star restaurant, but you can.  If that is too much for you,  try taking yourself to breakfast, or lunch or to a movie. Do you love that fast food restaurant but no one but you wants to eat there? DO IT!  Is there an artsy subtitled movie that only you want to see? TREAT YO SELF. I look forward to my date with myself and I try to do this once a month on my day off.

Self-care in this day and age IS SO IMPORTANT. Take the time to take care of yourself. Try one of these 5 tips or make up one of your own. But just do it!

What are some of the ways that you practice self-care?

This is a sponsored post written by Everyday Eyecandy on behalf of Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion. Thank you for reading. 

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  • Reply
    robin masshole mommy
    January 31, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I have ben thinking about journaling for a while now. I think it would really help me keep my thoughts organized.

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    Alli Smith
    January 31, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Fresh flowers always perk me up during the winter time and I love to color. I haven’t bought an adult coloring book yet. I need to. For now, I color with the grandkids.

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    Angelic Sinova
    January 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I LOVE coloring so much, it’s so relaxing. Buying and arranging flowers always relaxes me a lot.

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    Katie Kinsley
    January 31, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I haven’t been keeping a journal, but I have been blogging fairly consistently. There is absolutely no time for me to color – I wish my commute was shorter because I would have more time for myself.

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    Franc Ramon
    January 31, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Vaseline can really help during winter to moisturize your skin. It’s also good to pamper yourself on the cold months to add comfort.

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    Christy Maurer
    January 31, 2017 at 10:07 am

    It is important to take care of ourselves especially in winter when we have the blues! I like the idea of taking yourself on a date. I’d just take a book with me and enjoy!

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    January 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love the idea of taking myself on a date! I rarely do something like that because there’s so much to do that I don’t have time for me all the time. I think I may just send myself on a date and get a massage. Thank you for the idea.

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    Paula Schuck
    January 31, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Coloring is definitely a big part of my self care routine. It’s so relaxing. Every space I fill in releases so much tension.

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    January 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    These are all great ideas. Flowers and candles seem to be my go too for surviving the cold winter months.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    January 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Winter is normally so grey and dreary and I can’t stand it. These are all great tips for taking care of yourself during the winter.

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    Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom
    January 31, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I love vaseline products. I have the Intensive care aloe soothe on my desk at work! It’s soft and doesn’t make my hands feel greasy!

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    January 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    These are some great tips to give yourself some love! I have just recently become comfortable with “taking myself on a date” and I love it!

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    Claudia Krusch
    January 31, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Journaling is so relaxing for me. It really helps me let go of the days stress. It is so important to take care of ourselves.

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    Sue Reddel
    January 31, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Some terrific tips to help survive the long winter. I’ve yet to try coloring yet and I received some for Christmas too. I’d better get at it.

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    Stephanie Pass
    January 31, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    It’s amazing how fresh flowers can really brighten your mood. Just looking at them makes me feel better when it’s dreary and cold.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    February 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    My husband gave me a coloring book last Christmas, I only used it once so far.\. I should get into it.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    February 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    These are great tips for self care this winter. I got a couple of adult coloring books for Christmas that I use for relaxing. Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Lotion is one I will have to try for my dry skin this winter. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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    February 1, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Great tips… I always take extra care of my skin in the winter. I love Vaseline products.

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