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Simple self-care to do anywhere

Simple self-care to do anywhere

With a life that's constantly on the go, self-care can be the last priority.

April 23rd, 2019

With a life that’s constantly on the go, self-care can be the last priority. This only makes it even more important to take time for your own wellbeing.

We talk a lot about all the exciting things to do while travelling, but between all the fun, it’s important not to forget to relax and take time for rest and reflection. Travelling and being busy means you’re constantly having new experiences, and each one is an opportunity to learn. To get the most out of experiences, it’s important to have the time off, the calm moments to yourself, so you can process what you’ve done and how that has impacted you and your self-development. Here are some ways you can take time for self-care, wherever you are in the world.


A key piece of life advice is to invest money in your health. That could be anything from physio to a facial but massage is an obvious choice. It is relaxing, helps your blood flow and posture and improves muscle and joint soreness. While travelling, relieving the aches and pains of a long journey is immensely good for your body. Massaging out the tension can help you feel refreshed, relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep even when you’re sleeping in different places each night.

Psychic readings and Reiki

Reiki is a practice where the negative energy is cleansed from your body. You can expect a practitioner to use touch or light on locations on the head, front and back of the torso, and some conversation. Typically people feel clear headed, refreshed and relaxed and comforted after a Reiki session. A psychic reading is considered a similar activity but more therapeutic as you talk through things on your mind which could have been stressful or worrying but with an impartial person who can help find solutions. Psychics can be found in every city, and you can even try talking with a Reader online, and learn about the specific types of reading, such as clairvoyant readings.


Meditation is proven to benefit your mind and your mental wellbeing. Instead of feeling relaxed in the physical sense, meditating can help you understand and eventually control your wandering thoughts, which helps reflection after busy times. You don’t have to identify as anything to try meditation – for example, you don’t have to consider yourself a spiritual person to try a meditation class. Meditation can benefit your calmness, help with anxiety, and help you achieve clear thoughts and introspection. In short, it’s worth giving a go.

Private hotel room (with a bath)

Specifically for travelling, especially for those travelling on a budget, a lack of privacy can be felt after a period of time moving around dorm rooms and shared facilities. If you miss the little things – spreading your stuff out, walking around naked – then you might benefit by splashing out on some privacy. Getting a private place with a little bit of luxury, like a bath, could be the simple night that you need.

With a growing media focus on mental health and well being, self-care is more valued than ever. However, it can too frequently be pushed to the back of the mind, and not fit into the busy schedules of both working and travelling. Trying something new is always memorable enough to be worth it, so why not try something to simultaneously help yourself too?

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.