Thoughts by Laurian Godwin, SilkLiving Owner
As a society we have come to understand the importance of self-care, and the role it plays in our well-being. But over the summer break, I spent a bit of time thinking about what that really means?
Self-care is undertaking whatever it is you need to let go of stresses, unwind, and come out feeling refreshed, and of course this is different for each of us. For you, it may be a workout at the gym, immersing yourself in a novel, socialising with people you love... whatever it is that makes you feel as good as you deserve. Personally, I love nothing more than heading to the park with my daughter, or for a walk with the family dog.
But sometimes it can feel hard to carve out time to make ourselves feel good, despite knowing full well how much better we will feel for it. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that time seems to play a great ‘disappearing act’, which is why the self-care practices I find the most successful for me are the ones that are simple and easy to implement. And I thought I’d share a couple of these with you.
One is by taking breaks from technology and social media. I find even a few minutes each day to unplug provides a break from the constant barrage of information and notifications and helps me feel refreshed. Another is sharing lunch breaks with my colleagues, Beverley and Margaret, where we catch up with each other as friends.
Another way, of course, is through my clothes. Since taking over SilkLiving I no longer enjoy wearing any other fabric next to my skin. Our silk fabrics feel so soft and nourishing to wear and are amazingly comfortable in any situation, so I actually get pleasure from getting dressed in the morning. It’s a small moment of pleasure that helps to carry me through the day.
I also love the confidence boost that comes with wearing something that makes me feel good. When I’m practising yoga in my Glide Shorts, or out for dinner in my Talia Dress I feel like I’m treating myself to something special, and that can be a powerful thing.
Our lovely customer, Anne, told us she also finds Silkbody great for her self-care because when she puts it on, she feels as though “the silk is loving me back”. I couldn’t have expressed it better myself!
Here are some personal favourites that enhance my feeling of self-care:
Silkspun Longline Sleeveless
Puresilk Soft Bra
Crepe-de-Chine Slip Dress
"And finally... Silk undies… what more needs to be said?!"