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Twenty (20) self-care ideas for spring

Hello everyone! Spring is finally here, and so are the warm, sunny days (at least here in Malta). The days are getting longer, and the cold, dark Winter is over. Spring can be the perfect season to rejuvenate body and mind. Try these twenty ( 20) self-care ideas for spring  to revise your typical self-care routine. Here are 20 self-care ideas for spring to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Go for a walk  - Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.  Declutter your home  - Decluttering is an excellent form of self-care.  Spring-clean your home  - A thorough cleaning will make your home feel and look nicer.  Declutter your wardrobe  - Go through your clothes. Wash and store your cold-weather clothes. Re-visit your beauty routine  - Take a moment to declutter any make-up or beauty products that are past their best . Start a new book  - In this busy world, a good book is a calm and refreshing place to retreat. Re-visit your daily routine  - Think about your daily routine and what you could do to

Ways to stay healthy this flu season

Hello everyone! Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses typically circulate in the autumn and winter months; during what’s known as  the flu season . The exact timing of the flu season varies, but it usually peaks between December and February.  Here’s what you can do to stay healthy... Image by Freepik These are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the flu: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser. Wear a mask in crowded spaces, such as public transport. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses and eating utensils. Regularly disinfect your home and belongings, such as doorknobs, light switches, etc. Stay home if you are unwell to prevent the spread of germs. Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever goes down unless you need medical care. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, sleeve or elbow. Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically

Eleven (11) ways to stop a toothache quickly

Hello everyone! This weekend I did not publish any blog posts or  YouTube  videos because I had a terrible migraine caused by wisdom tooth pain. The pain was unbearable, and I didn't do anything productive all weekend. A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. When you have a toothache, the  trigeminal nerve  can get irritated and trigger a  migraine headache . If the toothache is left untreated, it can cause other symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. If the pain lasts more than two days, it is best to see a dentist. Until then, the following  home remedies  may provide some relief from the discomfort.  1. Take painkillers Taking a painkiller can help to quiet tooth pain. Be careful and follow the recommended dosage. 2. Analgesic gel An analgesic gel can temporarily numb the gums around your affected tooth. This will relieve the pain and let you get some sleep before you can see a dentist. 3. Elevate your head When going to sleep, t

Self-care ideas that take 10 minutes or less

Hello everyone! Self-care is the practice of  taking good care of yourself  –  mind, body, soul and spirit . It doesn’t have to be pricey or time-consuming. Try these thirty (30) straightforward  self-care ideas that take 10 minutes  or less, and take care of yourself, even on a tight schedule.  Other self-care posts you can read. If you’re super busy and always at the bottom of your priority list, check out some of these ideas to practice self-care. You can add a couple to your daily routine to help you recharge. Remember that this is just my list of ideas, think about the activities that bring  you  joy and create your own list. Save it somewhere you can access it easily and quickly, like your planner or phone. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and don’t do anything else simultaneously. Listen to a podcast. Choose a topic that makes you happy. Write what you feel in your diary or journal. Read a book. Take a short nap. Light your favourite scented candle. Play with your pet.  Apply a face

Why you should wash your hair ties and scrunchies

Hello everyone! Your list of items to clean may seem endless, but there might be one last thing you overlooked; your hair tie. Adding more to your laundry pile might not sound appealing, but washing your hair ties and accessories is a must. I wash my hair ties twice a week, that is, every time I wash my hair. I was  shocked  to discover that many do not wash their hair ties and scrunchies!  Hair ties made of fabric , just like clothes, can become  magnets for dead skin cells, oils, bacteria and products . When you use them over and over again, you're putting the same old dirt and oil back onto your hair. Yuck! Many fabrics  absorb sweat and bacteria throughout the day , including hair ties and headbands, especially during workouts. Washing your fabric hair accessories is really important, especially after you sweat. Despite absorbing bacteria, dirty hair ties won't necessarily trouble your skin; unless the items come into contact with the skin, like headbands.  Fabric headbands