PCOS "me-time" box...
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Women with PCOS have higher depression scores and a higher risk of depression independent of BMI  Stress may play a role in the association between PCOS, depression and anxiety  It is therefore important to take time to de-stress. Sometimes the simplest of things can help. For example, incorporating some “me-time” into your daily or weekly routine can allow you to put yourself back at the top of your priority list, even if it is for just a short time. We asked some Cysters with PCOS if they could have a “me-time” box what would they put in it theirs. Below you can read their fabulous suggestions!
Space Masks (self-heating jasmine scented eyemasks)
Journal and Pen
Essential Oils for yoga/pilates
Your favourite GF, dairy-free, sugar-free biscuit/bar
Magnesium bath salts
Scented lip balm
Intensive conditioner hair treatment
Luxury body lotion or moisturiser
Your favourite herbal tea
Fancy notebook and pen to jot down ideas
Adult colouring books and pencils
Hot water bottle
Cosy fluffy socks
We hope these suggestions will provide you with some ideas to boost your mood and go a small way to reduce stress.
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