Self-care isn’t just a one-time thing or a luxury reserved for special occasions. Forget #SelfCareSundays – do something for yourself every day of the week!
It’s important to incorporate smaller doses of ‘me-time’ into our daily lives to help maintain both a healthy mind and body. And the world agrees! Google searches for ‘self-care’ have risen by 25% over the past year.
@bookonin taking some time out at Constance Ephelia Seychelles
Give yourself the attention you deserve by nurturing and replenishing yourself to help you stay at your optimum emotionally, physically and mentally.
How can you change your ways to give yourself much-needed self-care time? We’ve got some ideas…
Switch off autopilot
Many of us go about our daily lives on autopilot, not paying great attention to the tasks we’re doing or the experiences we’re having. Take something simple and really dedicate your mind to it.
Go on… dive in!
Our divine bath experience at Constance Prince Maurice is the perfect example of taking something ordinary and making it extra special. Indulge in a long, hot bath with aromas and soft music. Will you choose the rejuvenating ‘Spirit of Lotus’ experience, or perhaps the calming ‘Lavender Dreams’ package…
Use your ‘me-time’ to rejuvenate your body and mind
Some herbs smell great, while others can have a medicinal effect too – choose them according to your needs, soak in and inhale the healing aromas. Why not make your herbal bath part of your weekly routine?
Try to do something each day, big or small, just because it makes you happy. Love a lie in? Treat yourself to one, maybe even with breakfast in bed!
Why change out of your pyjamas when you can enjoy views like this right from your bed at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar?
Big wine fan? Indulge in a special bottle! Treat yourself by choosing from the incredible selection at our superb Blue Penny Wine Cellar. Will you choose a bottle of Pessac-Léognan, Château Haut-Brion 1993 or maybe an extra special «S» de Salon Blanc de Blancs Brut- Mesnil-sur-Oger 1966?
Cheers to some self-care time at Constance Prince Maurice! Credit: @krishmootoosamy
Unplug and unwind
In our modern daily lives, most of us are constantly switched on, always waiting for the next mobile notification to arrive. It’s important to give yourself a break every once in a while, and what better way to do that then to connect with nature?
At Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar, you can tour the island exploring all that nature has to offer. Fancy some whale watching or bird watching? Madagascar is famous for its unique wildlife – will you spot the Red Cardinal Fody or the Malagasy Pond Heron?
Malagasy Pond Heron, courtesy of Tropical Birding
Or how about a guided walk through the protected indigenous Ngezi rainforest in the north of Pemba Island, close to Constance Aiyana? You’ll definitely feel far away from emails in this slice of paradise.
Maybe you’ll spot the famous Colobus monkey…
Explore the wonder of the Seychelles with a visit to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve and discover unique natural treasures that are found nowhere else in the world. Stay at Constance Lemuria Seychelles to be within easy reach of this true Garden of Eden.
Unplug, unwind, and explore nature from the doorstep of Constance Lemuria Seychelles
Escape your comfort zone
Take a leap out of the day-to-day and try something completely new! How about diving? If you’ve never dived before, take a beginner’s course and get your PADI qualification, which you can then use for future trips. And if you’re more of an experienced diver, head to new sites where you’ll experience awe-inspiring sights…
What will you see?
There are plenty of other fantastic activities to throw yourself into too. How about paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking? You might just find your new favourite hobby!
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while kayaking at Constance Ephelia Seychelles
Treat your body well
It’s important to take care of your body, so take a little time out to relax and pamper from time to time.
Yoga is for everyone! If you’ve not done yoga before, an idyllic location overlooking the Indian Ocean is a great place to start…
Learn yoga on the beach at Constance Halaveli Maldives
Learn some simple techniques that you can take home with you. It’s a quick and easy way to centre your body and mind.
It’s certainly hard to beat a spa day when it comes to treating your body well. U Spa by Constance uses only the best products and superb therapists to take you to pamper heaven. Why not try our new signature spa treatments at each hotel?
Stepping into relaxation at Constance Ephelia Seychelles
And don’t forget to eat well, too. Making healthier choices certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious food, as proven by the fantastic menus at our hotels. At Constance Halaveli Maldives, take advantage of our new wellness menu featuring tasty smoothies, exotic mains and indulgent yet healthy desserts.
Head to the sun
Sunshine makes us happier! A sunny beach holiday gives you time to truly kick back in paradise while boosting levels of serotonin, the happy hormone.
Chill out like @mytwolittleangels at Constance Moofushi Maldives
You’ll also benefit from a much-needed dose of vitamin D, which helps lower high blood pressure, keeps bones healthy and can ease aches and pains too.
Surely the promise of fantastic weather and incredible views like this are enough to tempt you to visit the Indian Ocean for a self-care holiday?
Pastel perfection captured by @cath_cath028 during her stay at Constance Halaveli Maldives
Get even more out of your holiday by giving back to the wonderful communities and environments that you’re enjoying.
At Constance Aiyana Pemba, Zanzibar, join a snorkelling excursion to the Marine Conservation area or explore Swahili culture on a bicycle tour of Makangale Village. When you join these excursions, a portion of the cost is donated to help local projects and people.
The waters around Pemba island are renowned for their fantastic dive sites
And if you love nature, why not join our coral conservation team at Constance Moofushi Maldives to help preserve beautiful coral reefs for generations to come?
Look out for the construction of coral scapers!
However you choose to do it, make sure to find some time for yourself whenever you can, and truly enjoy it.