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Elevate your happiness with these cozy self-care ideas to boost your mood.

It is important to take care of ourselves, and in these busy months leading up to Christmas it can be easy to forget to do just that. Self-care means taking an active role in protecting one’s well-being and happiness, it is essential to our overall health and quality of life and affects how we think, feel and act.

Time to appreciate the little things in life by focusing on what brings us joy and happiness, and here are a few cozy self-care ideas to help you on the way:

Movie nights

Create a little sefl-care evening with a movie night including your favourite snacks and a feel-good film. Watching the right kind of movie can have a positive emotional impact. It can help calm us down and soothe us, while also inspiring us toward self-improvement. Netflix has a great list of cozy movies & shows for inspiration.

Warm drinks

Warm drinks are often associated with comfort and relaxation, and therefore the perfect way to wind down and feel good. It can help warm your spirit and get cozy on a cold day. Get inspired with these ’10 Comforting Warm Drinks for Autumn’ by Hygge At Home.

Bubble baths

I love bubble baths for instant comfort, and now I finally have a bathtub again after years without I am taking full advantage of soaking up a bit of me-time. If you are looking for a lovely bath bomb, try these OUAI Chill Pills – pop one into the bath and escape to serenity, scented with rose and jasmine. It will calm and nurture your skin while delivering the soothing experience of an at-home spa bath.

Light candles

Who doesn’t love that calming feeling of lighting a candle? Burning candles can be a big part of creating relaxing habits and self-care routines. The different scents and beneficial essential oils used can give us a sense of well-being, relieve stress, and improve our focus and energy while promoting feelings of tranquillity. Candles are a lovely and inexpensive way to practice self-care, and if you are looking for a new one to try this Cinnamon Rolls scented candle might be just what you need. But it might make you crave a cinnamon roll though ;)

Reading books

Reading books can relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles, which is a great reason to get a new book. Reading as an act of self-care can help sharpen your mind, boost your mood, and improve your sleep. It actually works better and faster than many other relaxation methods, such as for instance listening to music or drinking a hot cup of tea. Get inspired by my article with the ‘10 Best Cozy Books for a Hygge Life‘.


To me, there is nothing better to boost your mood and feel calm than a lovely hug. And especially now after becoming a toddler mum, I see the benefit of daily hugs with my little one. We always start the morning with a long, warm hug which I read is especially important for children’s emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Those warm and fuzzy feelings we get when we hug are connected to positive physical and mental changes in our bodies, so a great self-care practice to enjoy both for you and the one you are hugging. And talking about hugs, check out ‘A Hug in a Book‘ – a pocket-sized comfort book that will transform your everyday life through tiny habit changes. 

What’s on your cozy self-care list?

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