Self-care is all about doing the things that bring you joy and make you feel good. Especially in times of stress, incorporating little pockets in your day to treat yourself with love can prove even more important. These moments of pleasure don’t have to be particularly elaborate and they certainly don’t have to break the bank!
I recommend breaking down your typical day into a few parts and then brainstorming ways you could honor your own needs and heart in each of them. (You know what they say, you gotta put your own oxygen mask on first!) Here are a few ideas for a full day of self-care —
Start your day with care and calm…
Face Wash ($13)
Cleansing with a product that makes your skin feel baby-butt soft is such a delightful way to kick off the day.
Your health is an important part of self-care!
Cup o’ Joe ($10)
A beautiful mug is the best way to imbibe that morning caffeine fix, in my humble opinion.
Even if you don’t have time to quietly sit and meditate and journal, playing soothing music for 30 minutes of emails and administrative work is a zen way to start your work day.
Bypass the midday slump…
Balanced Breath ($10)
Starting to panic that all your to-dos won’t get done? Take a moment to breathe! Bonus: this stuff smells incredible.
Yoga Wheel ($30)
The perfect way to stretch out a back that’s hunched over a computer all day.
Afternoon sleepies can usually be solved with a healthy and delicious snack.
A ritual of shutting down and clearing away work materials and then “turning on” your at-home vibe with a candle is an easy way to switch your brain into relaxation mode.
Set yourself up for sweet dreams…
Yoga Mat ($25)
Kick off your bedtime routine with some light exercise and start winding down for the night.
Bath Soak ($18)
Soaking in the tub will help your muscles relax after a long day.
Oil Diffuser ($28)
Now it’s time to prepare your sleeping sanctuary! Many oils can produce the calming effect needed to lull you right to sleep.
Salt Lamp ($12)
For a soft glow in the evening that really produces mellow vibes, fire up a salt lamp or two.
Finally, give yourself the gift of no screens for AT LEAST 30 minutes before you close those peepers. Curl up with a book instead.
Thanks so much for reading! How do you incorporate self-care in your regular routines?