Top Picks for February

Self-Care Candles Incense Resting and Restoring Time This Winter

At Patchology, we believe that taking care of yourself should always be a top priority. Self-care isn't just about looking good on the outside, but it's also about feeling good on the inside. You can't pour from an empty cup. From nourishing your skin to nourishing your soul, self-care is an essential part of leading a healthy and fulfilling life. That's why we've made it our mission to provide you with the tools you need to prioritize self-care and take care of yourself, no matter how busy life gets. From what to watch this weekend to brunch ideas, we've got you covered, so you can focus on what matters most: feeling confident, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

Here are five self-care steps to take care of yourself during the winter:

  1. Stay active: Winter can be a time to slow down, but it's also important to stay active and move your body regularly. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, whether it's going for a walk, doing yoga, or taking a fitness class.
  2. Nourish your body: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important all year round, but especially in the winter when our bodies need more nourishment. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet to help boost your immune system and keep your body healthy.
  3. Practice self-care: Winter can be a stressful time, so make sure to take some time for yourself to recharge and relax. Treat yourself to a spa day, go for a massage, or simply curl up with a good book (see our recommendation below).
  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for staying healthy and hydrated, especially during the winter months when our bodies tend to get dehydrated more easily. Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  5. Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining good physical and mental health. Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to help boost your energy levels and help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Set an alarm with your targeted bedtime each night. Establishing a routine will help you to make sure you getting your zzz's in each night. 

By incorporating these self-care steps into your winter routine, you can help take care of yourself and stay healthy, both physically and mentally, during the colder months.

These are our top picks for February

Best Book:
"The Silent Patient" - by Alex Michaelides. It will keep you hooked from the beginning until you are finished.

Best Binge-Worthy Show:
"Slow Horses" British spy show with Gary Oldman and Kristina Scott Thomas.

Must-Try Hack:
Time blocking. Set a timer and dedicate that time to one task. Timing yourself seriously helps you zone in.

Best Podcast:
"Pretty Basic with Remi & Alisha" -  This got over 50 million downloads! It's like listening to your besties having a fun, lighthearted conversation.

Best recipe:
"Lemon Poppyseed Scones" this is a nice recipe to make if you have guests visiting. They're simple to make and go so well with coffee.

Making time for your *me-moment* should never be a chore, it should be a time to enjoy and have fun. That’s why we believe that self-care should be a way to relax, rejuvenate, and have a good time. So whether you're taking a bubble bath with your favorite sheet mask, going for a walk, or simply enjoying a cup of peppermint tea with Perk Up eye gels, make sure to make the most of your self-care routine and have fun with it. After all, life is too short to not enjoy it, and taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do to make sure you're living your best life.