February is the month of love and at Pestle & Mortar we’re celebrating the most important love of all, self love. Throughout the month we will be sharing conversations with women we admire about what self-care means to them. We’re starting with our own CEO and Co-Founder, Sonia Deasy.
What does self-care mean to you?
To me, self-care means that you take responsibility for yourself by looking after your body and mind in whatever way works for you – that might be exercise, massage therapy, meditation, or having a ‘social blackout’ period in your day where you switch off all screens.
If you had 5 mins to do something nice for yourself what would you do?
5 minutes is a luxury when you have 5 children and you’re running a business! So when it happens, I literally just sit by myself, relax and clear my thoughts.
How do you incorporate self care into your daily routine?
My skincare routine is my daily bit of self-care. I can depend on it to happen because it’s an atomic habit for me – something small that I do everyday that makes me feel good.
Do you have anything that adds a touch of luxury to your daily life?
My bed is my daily luxury. It’s large, super-comfortable and always dressed in pure white Egyptian cotton. For me, there’s nothing more luxurious than a great night’s sleep!
When you feel like treating yourself to something extra special, what do you do?
I go for a long walk on the Curragh with my husband and kids.
What’s your favourite spa treatment?
It’s a pedicure. I absolutely love foot massages.
What is the first thing you reach for when you are winding down?
A mug of cardamom tea and my kindle.