5 Rituals to Add to Your Self-Care Summer Bucket List

August 4, 2021
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The pandemic era of isolation has forced many of us to spend more time with ourselves than ever. Along the way, it has reshaped our approach to health and wellbeing, and emphasized the value of daily expressions of self-care. But times of great crisis lead to great innovation, as history has shown us repeatedly. And activities that began as a means to help people cope have since evolved into more permanent self-care practices that will be carried into the new “normal.”

So, to ensure self-care remains a top priority this summer, we brought together the most trusted experts in the world of wellness–doctors, dermatologists, nutritionists, and small business owners–for our Self-Care Summit presented by Ketel One Botanical

The expansive day of programming included roundtable conversations, live workouts and expert workshops covering everything from the clean beauty revolution to radical authenticity and living true to your values, to everything you never knew about your pelvic floor and much, much more. Remi Ishizuka and Nate Pontious closed the day with an epic HIIT Homebodies workout.

ICYMI, we captured the highlights from our Self-Care Summit presented by Ketel One Botanical, to distill them into 5 self-care rituals you can create for yourself at home. Now, more than ever, self-care is essential. Keep scrolling to kickstart your own self-care summer!

(Psst… If reading this is giving you serious FOMO, join Create & Cultivate Membership to get unlimited access to all of our Digital Self-Care Summit content, including video recordings of every panel and workshop download in C&C history.) 

Experience a Movement, Breathwork and Meditation Session

Start your day with a movement, breathwork, and meditation session with Julianne Hough’s new platform, KINRGY, a new kind of fitness platform, uniquely designed to engage the mind, body and soul. KINRGY invites participants to connect with themselves through three expressions of energy: Movement to connect with your physical body, Breathwork to stimulate your brain and nervous system, and activating your Imagination to create possibility and inspire you to make your dreams a reality. This powerful combination creates the optimal state for deep, energetic awareness and transformation to strengthen your body, connect to your dreams and give you more energy!

Join a 45-Minute HIIT Workout

Founded by Remi Ishizuka and Nate Pontious during California’s lockdown, Homebodies is a one-of-a-kind at-home workout program and community focused on building healthy, strong, resilient bodies. With minimal equipment, each workout is designed around functionality, strength, mobility and motor control. The best part? No two workouts are the same. Each Homebodies workout is totally unique, so you won’t get bored, and the consistency will bring you incredible results, however that looks for you.

Celebrate Everyday Moments with Ketel One Botanical

Whether sipping beach or poolside, hosting and entertaining friends with a backyard barbeque, tailgating or having a dinner party, Ketel One Botanical is the perfect way to elevate any occasion.

The best way to enjoy Ketel One Botanical is with the signature ‘Botanical Spritz’ cocktail. All you need is: your Ketel One Botanical varietal of choice, soda water and a fresh fruit or herb garnish. Serve it in a wine glass over ice and voila, you have a delicious, fresh tasting cocktail that’s sure to please.

And now, you can take your Spritz experience on-the-go with the Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz, the bubbly, bright, and portable canned version of the Botanical Spritz cocktail.  

All the varietals, Grapefruit & Rose, Cucumber & Mint, and Peach & Orange Blossom are distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences. Did we mention that there are no carbs, no sugar, and no artificial sweeteners and only 73 calories per serving? 

Get your pack of Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritzes or the classic Ketel One Botanical bottles now, available on Drizly. Use the code BOTANICAL in the app for a small gift. Valid for new users only.

Cheers!

Start a Gratitude Journal

As a former radio host and entertainment reporter for Access Hollywood, E! News and MTV, Liz Hernandez built a career on words, and her latest chapter as the founder of WORDAFUL is no exception. Realizing how our thoughts and words from yesterday are what make up our lives today, WORDAFUL is a new form of storytelling that emphasizes our connection to the power of words. A gratitude journal is a simple yet powerful tool to begin transforming our inner dialogue, which in turn can help cultivate more meaningful relationships and lives.

Clean Up Your Beauty Routine

Self-care, in part, includes cutting toxic things out of your life–including toxic ingredients in your beauty and skincare products. In the current climate of the beauty industry, ‘clean’ can take on different meanings, but the one thing we can all agree on is that beauty products should be good for you and your skin (and make you feel great!). Not sure where to begin? Check out WLDKAT’s unconventional ingredients, Kulfi Beauty’s iconic eyeliner, this summer staple from Megababe and this smoky vetiver body oil from Noto Botanicals. 

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 KETEL ONE BOTANICAL.  Made With Vodka Distilled With Real Botanicals And Infused With Natural Flavors. 30% Alc/Vol. © Double Eagle Brands, B.V.  Imported by Ketel One USA, Aliso Viejo, CA. Avg Analysis Per 1.5 oz.: 73 Cals, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein, 0g Fat. 

 KETEL ONE BOTANICAL Vodka Spritz.  Made With Vodka, Botanicals, Natural Flavors, And Sparkling Water.  3.6% Alc/Vol. © Double Eagle Brands, B.V.  Ketel One Botanical Spritz, Indianapolis, IN. Avg Analysis Per 12 fl. oz.: 73 Cals, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein, 0g Fat.

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