With everything happening around us, it's normal for us to be stressed and anxious. I have had moments where I was too hard on myself, and it definitely affected my overall mental state and well-being.
This pandemic has definitely taken a toll on all of us, and to be honest, it takes so much more effort for me to stay on track and to practice self-love.
I constantly remind myself how important it is, and I've curated this list of local products that have contributed to both my peace and sanity this past year. If you happen to purchase any of these, I sure hope they bring you the same calm that they did me.
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It's in these past few months that I've discovered how capable Filipinos are in creating and making things filled with so much love - be it as a coping mechanism or as a simple way to spread joy and love around them, through the things that they are passionate about.
I find myself more inspired when I see the people around me create that I can't help but create myself. Mahalin natin ang sariling atin. If we don't love our own, who else will? Practicing self-love doesn't always have to be in material things, but I find that it can be encouraged through the little things that bring me joy.
They don't have to be expensive or extravagant, and they most definitely can be found in the comforts of your own home. May this list encourage you to find joy in the little things and to prioritize practicing self-love in your own way.
Cosmetics and skincare
PC and Cameras
Home Appliances and Electronics
Food and drinks
Kids and baby
Interior and furniture
DIY and tools
Sports and fitness
Books, CDs, DVDs
Cars and motorcycles
Housing equipment and renovation
Smartphones and mobile phones
Investment and asset management
Credit cards and loans