Sometimes, we need a nudge in order to prioritize our needs, prime our environments for relaxation, and take care of ourselves with consistent habits. I'm always experimenting with new habits that will help me be more present in my life and work and, as a result, allow me to prioritize what matters most. In this post, I list a variety of products and services that will simplify your days, and make your soul care routine.
1 | Relax
Balance Box is a "monthly subscription curated for healers and helpers." Created by a therapist, the Balance Box is the perfect resource (or gift) for therapists in your life (including you)!
The tea of the month club from Plum Deluxe is sure to comfort you and your clients as you interact in the therapy room. Alternatively, subscribe and have a quiet moment, with an organic cup of tea, at home.
The mission of TheraBox is "to inspire happier lives through practical joy boosting activities and thoughtful products." Founded by a therapist, the products in the subscription box are designed to boost neuroplasticity, and therefore, happiness. See what's inside.
2 | Learn
The Inspired Book Club is "a book subscription to inspire your lifestyle and tribe." Each box includes a personal development book along with several inspirational items. Take a look at past boxes.
Focus on building your leadership skills each month, with Michael Hyatt's LeaderBox™. Receive two leadership development books, plus guides, summaries, and other skill-boosting tips. Learn more.
This is a quick plug for the Refreshed Therapist Book Club--a virtual book club and community for psychotherapists. Read on personal and professional development topics, as well as the latest in therapy. See the details.
3 | Work
Hub for Helpers is a relatively new service for mental health professionals. Find resources to use with clients during sessions, and create your own hub of resources to use again and again. Learn how to subscribe, or become a seller.
Created by a licensed mental health counselor, "Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools." Check out the free downloadable resources on the site.
4 | Eat
You'd be surprised how often my coaching clients bring up the topic of eating, or, more specifically, not having time to eat. The best way to establish a new habit is to prepare for success. Here are three meal planning services that will keep your belly happy!
Prep Dish is a meal planning service offering gluten free and paleo plans. You receive an email each week with the week's meals, shopping list, and prepping and cooking instructions. Prep on your designated "prep day," and follow the steps for completing your meal on "meal day." The meal plans include a snack, dessert, and salad every week.
Subscribe to a meal plan based on your preferred eating style. This service also includes plans for temporary eating programs (e.g., Whole 30). Add recipes to your plans from your favorite food bloggers, and ensure you're taking delicious food to the office!
Pepper Plate is a free, do-it-yourself meal plan website. Within the site, you are able to add recipes from URLs (a delicious new recipe you saw on Pinterest, for example), plan your weekly menu, and automate your shopping list. Organize your cooking and eating with this website.
*Please note: I am not an affiliate for these products. I have used some of them for my own soul care, and I like to support therapists, and others, who are creating innovative businesses. For these reasons, I chose to share them with you.
Grab your downloadable list of these products and services, in the free resource library!
Let me know in the comments below:
- What is your favorite product, service, or routine for taking care of yourself, or enjoying a relaxing moment?