Top 7 Self Care Ideas for Mental Health Awareness Month

Discover new ways to take care of yourself and your mental health.

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month! At eSalon, we believe in nurturing not just your hair, but your whole self. This May, we’re thrilled to share seven simple yet transformative self care ideas designed to uplift and empower you. From an at-home spa day to mindful journaling, these tips are tailored to help you cultivate and enhance your overall well-being. So let’s go on this self care journey together—because your mental health matters this month and beyond.

Schedule some "you time" on your calendar.

Take a moment to pause and prioritize yourself by scheduling dedicated "you time” on your calendar. Adding a block on your calendar or planner makes this time feel more official and can help solidify this practice as a habit. It can be a quick five minutes or a full hour—whatever fits your schedule! Whether it's a quiet evening with a good book, a leisurely stroll in nature, or simply indulging in your favorite hobby, making time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation is important.

Try a new hair color.

We all know that when you look good, you feel good. So give yourself an instant confidence boost by trying a new hair color. You can opt for a complete hair color change or just a subtle shift. Either way, experimenting with your hair can invigorate your sense of self-expression while giving you something to smile about every time you look in the mirror.

Indulge in a hair mask.

Treat your tresses to some much-needed TLC with our luxurious hair mask, Weekly Retreat. Like a vacation in a bottle, this nourishing hair care product features ingredients like shine-boosting Argan Oil and ultra-hydrating Avocado Oil for healthy-looking hair that lasts. To make the most of this mask moment, brew yourself a cup of tea and put on your fluffiest robe for an instant at-home spa feeling.

Give yourself a blowout.

There’s something about a blowout that makes you feel like a movie star. So channel your inner glam goddess and with a fabulous blowout at home. To get that flawless, “just left the salon” finish, start with our Velvet Primer styling balm. Designed to smooth frizz and add shine to heat-styled strands, this versatile hair care product is the perfect finishing touch to a classic Hollywood blowout.

Make your bathroom an escape.

For your daily dose of self care, transform your bathroom into a sanctuary of serenity and relaxation. Incorporate calming scents, soft lighting, and luxurious bath products to create a tranquil oasis that helps you relax each time you walk into the room. You may even consider adding an aromatherapy bouquet to your shower or bathtub for added peace of mind. It not only makes your bathroom look and smell like a high-end spa, but aromatherapy is also a proven method of enhancing your mood. 

Make a list of things that make you say, "yay".

Take stock of the things that bring you joy, happiness, and fulfillment. Whether it's spending time with loved ones, pursuing your passions, or hitting your goals, make a list of the things that make you feel good about yourself. Refer to this list whenever you need a gentle reminder that you’re exactly where you need to be.

Get your beauty sleep.

Prioritizing quality sleep as an essential component of your self-care routine. Create a relaxing bedtime ritual, like turning off all screens before going to bed, reading a book, and stretching. Establish a consistent sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at roughly the same time each day. And ensure your sleep environment is conducive to restorative rest by turning down the thermostat, utilizing sleep sounds, or getting blackout curtains. 

Additionally, you may consider investing in a silk pillowcase. A silk pillowcase can help enhance your sleep by regulating your body temperature and it helps reduce frizz. By prioritizing adequate beauty sleep, you'll wake up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the day ahead.

This Mental Health Awareness Month, make self-care a top priority. Incorporate these seven self-care ideas into your routine to nurture your mental health, enhance your well-being, and cultivate a deeper sense of self-love and appreciation. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish—it's essential. So go ahead, indulge in a little self-care, and watch as your inner radiance shines brighter than ever before.