Do you have a go-to self-care routine? Get inspired by these happy entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.
Work hard, play hard, rest hard – it’s about maintaining the balance. And self-care is such an important part of it, whether it’s mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual. No clue where to start? We chat with entrepreneurs in Hong Kong about their go-to self-care routines, favourite places in Hong Kong for relaxation and rejuvenation, and any advice they have when it comes to health and well-being.
Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong share their self-care tips and routines
Linda Morrison, Creative Director and Founder of MiliMilu
As a lover of nature and the outdoors, I like to hike, and my favourite trails are Sunset Peak and Sai Kung. Simply by being outside, having the fresh air, and feeling connected with nature are the best ways for me to recharge (plus, the weather is perfect right now!). I also love spending time at beaches in Hong Kong, namely Pui O and Long Ke Wan. Those hidden beaches tend to be quieter, less busy, and serve as great getaways from the city. I find 20 minutes in nature helpful in terms of de-stressing and improving my well-being – even a short walk can often boost my mood and creativity. During busy weeks, I like to go on a hike or run earlier in the day to start my day right – with a clear head and full of energy!
Take a look at how Linda Morrison gets it done like a boss!
Jiwon Maxted Yoon, Founder of Flow With Me
Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! The past year was a rollercoaster of emotions for me, but having tried to incorporate some of my own self-care tips into my daily routine, I was able to stay sane. First of all, having a focused, stress-free morning is key to setting the mood for my day. I like to wake up before the rest of the house does, so that I can enjoy some peace and quiet while having my morning coffee.
Next, I try to exercise. It can be hard to fit a workout into your schedule, especially if you have a chaotic house with kids, work, and chores. But hey, you know what they say – just do it. This will make a tremendous impact on your mood. Whether it’s a short walk around the block, or a full yoga flow, just get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Feeling unmotivated? My big tip is to change into your activewear as soon as you wake up – this will urge you to get moving.
Furthermore, spending quality time with my family instantly boosts my mood, too. I love planning unique date nights with my kids and hubby. It’s a good way to reconnect with each individual on a more personal level.
Finally, my go-to place for self-care is the beach. There’s something magical about being in the natural world that melts all my stress and anxieties away. Getting back in touch with nature by heading to the beach or the mountains is definitely the my top self-care routine.
Check out how Jiwon Maxted Yoon gets it done!
Karrie Bitanga, Director and Founding Partner of Imagindustries Limited
Self-care means different things to different people. For me, my self-care routine includes basking in nature whenever possible. This can include a simple walk by the harbour, a trip to the beach, or a weekend hike – anything that allows me to receive positive energy from our natural surroundings.
When things get hectic, I need some mental space. If I’m strapped for time, I like going to The Grill at Grand Hyatt. Sitting by the pool with the open sky above me immediately makes me feel more relaxed. As for personal care, my go-to for facial and waxing treatments is The Chaless, an urban wellness spa in Central. I’ve also recently discovered Heal Aesthetic, which gives the best massages in town! These places are sanctuaries for me and I’m grateful to have access to them.
Lately, I’ve been paying more attention to methods of slowing down the ageing process. This means I have to incorporate a customised daily skincare routine, exercise more and, most importantly, manage stress better and take care of my mental health. Let’s remind ourselves to cultivate our existing relationships, reach out to our loved ones, and always take a moment to smell the roses.