When the going gets tough, we escape to these real (and sometimes, funny) self-care spots.
– KEYS SOULCARE
A sunny park bench. The shower. And even — let’s be real, especially — Target. Now more than ever, our self-care spaces are as personal and unique as our lives and schedules allow. (ICYMI, even Michelle Obama misses her pre-White House habit of post-errand Chipotle burrito bowl lunches in her car.)
Need an escape to really feel your feels? We talked to a few Keys Soulcare community members about the ritualized spots they turn to when seeking an extra dose of on-the-go mental chill.
“The laundry room. It’s toasty. There’s the soft hum of the dryer. It smells like… fresh laundry!” — Olivia, 28, Boston
“The random moments when I get home from an errand, but the episode of Storycorps hasn’t quite finished yet. I’ll just sit with the story (or getting teary about the stories) for a minute.” — Joanie, 32, Chicago
“Early morning walks with my dog, Kiko. They used to drive me crazy, but they are now a guarantee that I’ll have fresh air, early morning light, and sidewalks (or even beach) to myself on a regular basis.” — Amanda, 36, Puerto Rico
“In my car, alone, listening to non-kid music, [and] driving to pick up a green shake. It’s a total of 25 minutes and it’s really all I have time for!” — Crystal, 41, Los Angeles
“The yoga mat at the foot of my bed. (So I don’t miss a chance to stretch out or foam roll on it, even for a few random minutes!)” — Sam, 43, Houston
“I like to step away from the noise — in my car, in the shower, or another room that is quiet, or outside into nature. Being a Pisces, I need that quiet, dark, ocean space to regroup, reset, and find my next foot forward.” — Heng, 46, Los Angeles