I forgot how simple 'self care' can actually be.
It's all over the the place at the moment - self care. Blog posts claiming '10 easy self care hacks' and grammers tagging #selfcare on every post containing a smoothie or pedicure.
These things are good, but don't always work for me. Pedicures are rare (hello, no time!!!) and smoothies, well I have to make those at home because I can't tolerate bananas anymore (I know, weird!) and 99% of smoothies contain bananas.
Ok, so back to simple self care!
I recently took a risk and got myself (well, Nathan too - so 'we got ourselves' - however he had nothing to do with the deciding on so let's keep it at 'myself') a new mattress.
Our mattress is (was) almost 13 years old and had seen better days. Personally, I wasn't sleeping terribly and I wasn't too worried about the mattress, other than the fact I just felt we could be sleeping better on something better, but I knew it was time for a fresh upgrade - so;
*Insert Koala here*
I jumped out of the box and got a mattress in a box. I went with the Koala mattress as I had seen it jumping into my facebook feed for months, and I loved all the reviews.
I also took a big liking to the fact that its made in Australia (and my mattress was only manufactured like a week before it arrived, so I know it wasn't sitting in some dusty facility for months) and the mattress is environmentally friendly, recyclable, and made of sustainably sourced materials - all the wins!
When I ordered it after Koala reached out to me, it arrived 48 hours later to my front door and we all couldn't wait to set it up!
You literally take it out of the box and roll it out - thats it! I left it for a few hours to fully expand out, then we gave it a bit of a test (check out these photos!).
Anyhow, simple self care for me this month has been enjoying SLEEP on a new mattress that is super comfortable and ticks all the boxes for me! It's about time we replaced our mattress and I am so glad we did!
Now that I am nailing a good nights sleep (well, until my 5:30am alarm goes off!) I will work on making a little more me-time for pedicures and finding a smoothie shop that will customise my beverage to be banana free!
Chat soon x Holly
P.S If you've been looking into getting a Koala mattress, use the code 'Mateswithkoala' for 10% off your entire purchase. Check out the website here!