If you’ve been in need of some much-needed “me time,” you’re in luck. September is National Self-Care Awareness Month (read: a time to take care of your physical + mental health).
With a busy summer slowing down, now is the perfect time to practice wellness ahead of the new season. Take this as a sign to treat yourself.
Here are six local ways to celebrate self-care this September:
Breathe it in, stretch it out
Yoga is an exercise with proven physical and mental health benefits for any skill level. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed yogi or brand new to the practice, GVL has plenty of studios with yoga classes for all fitness levels.
Try a new hobby
Spark joy this self-care month by finding a new hobby. Our recommendation: Try your hand at gardening or taking care of indoor plants. (Pro tip: Indoor plants can reduce stress + support sharper focus.)
These plant shops have what you need to grow your green thumb.
Feel the fresh air
Fresh air and sunshine can help boost your mood and clear your mind. Put on your favorite playlist and enjoy a stroll at the recently opened Swamp Rabbit Trail extension.
Grab a healthy treat
Good food = good mood. These local vegan + vegetarian restaurants offer nutritious and delicious versions of desserts, comfort foods, and more to leave your body and mind feeling satisfied.
Spread the love
Self-care comes in many forms. If you feel at your best when giving back to the community and connecting with others, volunteer with one of these awesome organizations or at a local hospital in the Upstate.
Plan a self-care staycation
We saved the best for last. Go the extra mile by planning a self-care staycation at a local treehouse, downtown historic loft, or even a lakefront luxury shipping container.
Take a peek at some of the most unique rentals around Greenville.
Bonus: See more ways to achieve mental + physical wellness.