Self-care isn't just physical; it also extends to your mind and soul. The state of your mental health greatly affects your every day performance, your relationships and your outlook in life. So it's important to take the time to relax your mind and reflect each day. After all, in this fast-paced, digital world, things can get confusing, messy and stressful.
Summer is a time when we find ourselves running from one al fresco dining sitch to the next, fitting in as many beach days and outdoor runs as we possibly can — that is when we're not working, of course. While the hottest season of the year is one of the most relaxing, all of the shuffling from one chill activity to the next can actually be kind of, well, stressful. That's precisely what makes taking 20 minutes out of the end of your day for a little "me time" oh-so necessary. Instead of (or, perhaps, in addition to) binging your favorite summer series (hello, "Big Little Lies"), head to your bathroom, light a candle, step into the tub, and let go of the day's tension. But, wait — first, you need a candle: Keep scrolling for 13 of our favorite summery candles to upgrade your warm weather bath ritual.
There are many reasons behind to switch to a plant-based diet: Some do it for environmental reasons, some for religious, and others for financial or health reasons. And if done correctly, sticking to a vegetarian diet can have some amazing health benefits. As certified nutrition consultant Sarah Considine puts it, "If you are looking to increase longevity and overall wellness, the vegetarian diet is the way to go."
Sansa Stark has one of the greatest characters arcs in the entire "Game of Thrones" series: Not only did she survive all eight seasons but she ultimately became one of the most powerful players in all of Westeros: (spoiler alert) the Queen in the North.