Treat yourself to a seasonal scented hand cream or hand wash and use it.
Sometimes it’s the simplest actions that can centre us and remind us that we need to take care of ourselves. When I was the Mother of three toddlers, the very idea of putting hand cream anywhere near me seemed impossible. Grabbing time to visit the toilet was a near-impossibility, let alone the vital minutes needed for the cream to sink in. I just about had time to wash my hands after a loo trip…
Those were the days when the value of a good hand wash became apparent to me. A scented wash gave my senses just the lift they needed to get me up, out and at the toddlers with a little more relaxed attitude. And I changed the scent out seasonally. In summer, I loved lavender or rose scented washes, but in winter I liked a spicier, cinnamon or berry scented wash. You can spend a lot or spend a little, but having that scent boost can be invaluable in a busy day.
Of course, now I am an Office Ninja I do have time to put on hand cream and I still find an important moment of relaxation or stimulus in my day is that 60 seconds I take to rub cream into my hands as I consider the next action, or pause at the end of a stretch of work well done. And I like to change the scent according to the season, lavender or rose in the summer and a spicier scent for the winter. Today my hands will be smelling of Vanilla Chai from The Body Shop. It’s a warm scent of vanilla with cardamon, cinnamon and spicy tones. Very relaxing!
Why not treat yourself to either a hand wash or cream and let the remembered memories of Christmases past flow over you with the orange or cinnamon or vanilla?
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