June 2018 - What's in the Box?
Since we met last a lot seems to have happened in the world, there’s been two bank holidays, one royal wedding and a very sunny month has gone by. It’s great to see everyone out enjoying nature in the warmer weather it’s not only great physical exercise but a good mental offload too.
The picks this month have carefully been selected, as always and we’ve tried to pick a unique collection of items to help you through the everyday. There are some real gems in here some that we’ve used in our past experiences and then some that we feel have a good all-around approach towards mental health.
Also just a short note, you may have noticed our rainbow coloured logo this month this is to show our undeniable support for the LGBTQ+ community, help us to promote our pride!
With further ado let's get to the contents of this months self-care box...
Life is nothing without words to share, making each other feel better and inspiring one another’s thought process. The important thing to take from this postcard is its uplifting vibe, on days of complete despair often we seek inspiration and something to lift our spirits. We’re not saying that the magic cure is going to be this but small hints of positivity can make the 5 or 10 minutes of doubt seem a lot less representative of your whole day.
A tip would be to display this somewhere in your home that you often go to, to be alone and think for a while, creating a space that you feel comfortable in is a great way to boost your morale and increases satisfaction levels. Let this postcard be the first of many items for your positive den!
Bear Yoyo’s (Varied Flavours)
Searching for a quick, healthy snack that will leave you feeling satisfied until your next meal but not quite bloated? Sounds like we may have something for you to try, in this box we decided to include an interesting snack for you to get your teeth into. If anyone had said to us fruit roll-up we’d probably quite easily decline but Bear Yoyo’s are far from boring their sweet, natural flavour is something that excites us and feels less like a food chore.
Eating plays a big part in how we feel mentally and even towards ourselves, eating a balance of the good and bad is sometimes a difficult discovery for each of us, especially if days are long and we need something quickly.
Find them at your local supermarket if you like them as much as we do.
HumanSightings Space Badges
Available at Etsy.com/uk/shop/humansightings
This next pick is let’s say it, out of this world! We really love the design, message and overall image represented by the creations of HumanSightings, so much so we just had to include one of their badges within this month’s box.
Praises for the company aside and this small online Etsy store really do highlight the importance and the need to believe in yourself. If you approach each day with doubt then let us help you to change that, there are moments worth living for and there will always be a need for you in your friends, families and bypassers eyes.
If you like the designs as much as we do then see what else they have to offer over at their Etsy store.
Suncatcher Craft Kit
Sometimes it takes a little push or influence to try new things, remember that every skill and craft was new to you at one moment in time. This month we’ve chosen a suncatcher kit for you to try out just take the ingredients provided and carefully add colour to each pain. On sunny days these really look great when held against the natural light and are really positive to admire.
To us, self-care has never always just been about making your skin feel good or changing your physical appearance to please the interior. This pick had all of these things in mind and distracting your worried thoughts for a moment is sometimes the best temporary cure and helps us to see the importance in greater things within our lives.
Wish Bracelet by GemStarCreations
Available at gemstarcreations.co.uk
Handmade items have always held a special place within our boxes, they’re both unique and have subtle touches of personality to them, just knowing that someone has spent their time creating a piece especially for you. GemStarCreations is our handmade craft of choice for our June box and we think it’s one of our best yet!
Follow the simple yet thoughtful instructions on the card and know that positivity is never too far beyond the horizon. Often knowing that the good times are to come and setting aside those stressful thoughts can help to contribute towards a happier outlook on the way life seems. This bracelet also makes a great accessory to any attire, see the above-mentioned website for further details and crafts.
Something that will remain constant throughout our boxes is the dark spots within them, an uplifting thought, inspirational quote or a task for you to carry out. The details are all on the spot, keep it with you if you like to remind yourself that happiness and being mentally well are never too far away.
This month we decided to focus on the positives within the every day because that sad 5 minutes this morning shouldn’t overshadow the rest of your day. Finding the small yet evident constructive points amongst the negative is the focus of this month's Dark Spot! Please don’t let the darkness to overpower our balance of the good and bad.