Self-care in Hong Kong is something that many people are interested in, but many may not know where to go or what self-care activities they should be trying. The first step is to figure out what self-care means for you. Self-care can range from eating well and getting enough sleep to taking time for yourself every day. Once you have figured out your self-care goals, it’s time to start planning! We have compiled a list of 9 self-care ideas that are perfect for Hong Kong residents who want some relief from the hectic city life.
1. Healthy Cooking Class with Lani from LS5
Lani from LS5 teaches self-care in Hong Kong through her healthy cooking classes. The self-care class focuses on healthy eating and self-love, which is one of the top self-care activities that people should try out. Lani’s cooking style involves using less butter as well as not over-cooking food to ensure that nutrients are retained. The results? Delicious and nutritious!
Get a taste for yourself with Lani’s cooking workshops. To reserve your place in this cooking class, just use the LS5 link and select “Reserve My Dinner.” Once you finalize your booking online, they’ll contact you about which dishes want to learn how to cook! Don’t worry–all of them are delicious (and the cooking class is only $180 per person).
2. Hypnotherapy at All About You for the perfect Hong Kong self-care
If you are looking for a self-care activity that is more than just relaxing but will actually offer you long-term benefits, hypnotherapy may be the perfect choice for you. All About You offers hypnotherapy services that can help with everything from anxiety, low self-esteem to weight loss. So far, I’ve had 3 different hypnotherapy sessions at All About You, each session focused on a different topic – amazing results so far.
And it’s not what you’re thinking – you won’t lose self-control. Instead, hypnotherapy will help you to relax sufficiently so that you can access your subconscious mind. This process will help to identify what events triggered self-limiting beliefs in your childhood and also help you to heal and repair from these events. To make a booking either head to the All About You website or make a booking via WhatsApp on +852 5435 8119.
3. Try Jan’s Aesthetics of Nature natural skincare products
Jan’s Aesthetics of Nature is the self-care brand that I’ve been using at home for more than 6 months. I love their products as they are non-toxic, natural, and cruelty-free! Jan is an expert when it comes to skincare (just look at her own beautiful skin!!), she knows what works best on different skin types and she uses only natural ingredients such as essential oils, hydrosol, plant extracts, and actives.
I never knew how amazing natural skincare products were until I tried Jan’s products – my sensitive skin rarely flares up now. You can order her natural skincare items from her online natural skincare store.
4. Read the book 50-75-100 Solution – Build Better Relationships
Building relationships is not easy, but the quality of our personal and professional lives depends on them. Taking the time to consider how to cultivate better relationships is worth it and can be considered a form of “self-care”.
In the book “50-75-100 Relationship System”, Bryan Falchuk gives clear advice for building close relationships as well as less serious ones that can help you get along better with others in general!
According to the author Bryan Falchuk, any relationship between two people is a 50/50 situation. i.e., each person controls their own behavior. But by behind more mindful about how you react to other people, you can increase your overall influence of the relationship by more than 50%.
Interested to learn more? Check out this compelling book on how to build better relationships on Amazon.
5. Try the HydraFacial at Calm Medical
Facials are a great self-care activity that can help you feel better about yourself. If you’re looking for a facial in Hong Kong which will yield results, we recommend you try the HydraFacial at Calm Medical.
HydraFacial is a revolutionary way to extract, cleanse and moisturize your skin from the inside out. It does this by using patented Vortex Fusion technology which creates waves that break up dirt particles on our face without ever being too harsh or aggressive so you can have clearer looking pores in as little time possible!
The HydraFacial has been taking Hollywood by storm, it has 3 steps: cleanse + peel, extract + hydrate, fuse + protect, and takes just 30 minutes to perform – try it out at Calm Medical for HK$1,980.
Calm Medical: Unit 2406-7, 24/F., Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong, +852 6661 3920
6. 30 day online Sarah Kalmeta mindset reboot course
If you’re looking for self-care that involves improving your mindset, we recommend signing up for Sarah Kalmeta’s 30-day online course. The course is designed to help you become more mindful and positive in your life. By dedicating a few minutes a day to the daily mindset activities you might be surprised by the extent of your total mindset switch.
Remember, big changes often first start with relatively small mindset adjustments. A 30-day course is a great way to start your self-care journey! To make the first tiny step towards big change in your life, click here to purchase Sarah’s 30 Day Mindset Reboot course
7. Take a 30-minute ferry ride to Cheung Chau and chill
If you’re looking for a self-care activity that doesn’t require any planning or preparation, take a 30-minute ferry ride to Cheung Chau and chill out. This small island is located just southwest of Hong Kong Island and is known for its relaxed atmosphere. Spend the day wandering around the streets, eating at one of the local restaurants, or simply relaxing on the beach. Want to learn more? Check out our article on Cheung Chau Island – The 14 Best Things To Do.
8. Read the book Atomic Habits
If you’re looking for self-care that involves improving your habits, we recommend reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. The book is about how to make small changes in your life that will lead to big results. It’s a great read and I’ve implemented ideas from the book into my own life.
This book teaches you that if you want to make changes in your life, you need to have good systems in place, you should strive for small changes and the book also discusses the merits of trying habit stacking. If you’re looking for self-care that will help you to live a healthier and happier life, this is definitely the book for you!
Buying is simple, order Atomic Habits on Amazon.
9. Try this bottle of Pinotage – VL Christina Pinotage 2017
We’re definitely not recommending you go crazy and drink alcohol excessively, instead, we’re suggesting you take the time to sip some better quality wine. Have you ever thought that Pinot Noir is too light but Shiraz too heavy? Want to try a red wine that tastes like a mix of the two? Pinotage might be your answer. I recently tried VL Christina Pinotage 2017 and was forced to wonder why I had been drinking other grape varieties.
The Pinotage grape can be traced back to South Africa where it was bred in 1925. Since then, Pinotage has become an iconic South African variety.
Pinotage has a unique flavor profile that is a blend of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, with hints of tobacco, black pepper, and dark fruits. It’s a medium-bodied wine that pairs well with food, especially red meat dishes. If you’re looking for a good South African red wine to try, try VL Christina Pinotage 2017 – it’s $398 a bottle, so take the time to drink this wine slowly, enjoy every sip, and indulge in some self-care – you can order directly from Mark (WhatsApp +852 9193 5246) at Ganymede Wines.
So there you have it – our top nine self-care activities that you can try out in Hong Kong! We hope that you find something here that resonates with you and helps you to start taking better care of yourself. Remember, self-care is not selfish!