For me, self-care is the ultimate expression of self-love and self-acceptance. Life can get so hectic that we forget to take a minute just to take a deep breath, relax and think about what nice thing we can do for ourselves. Just ask yourself what can I do today to bring me joy?
I don’t know about you guys but I love keeping it simple. These are easy and effective and as simple as they are they keep me sane … Well, kinda Sanity is overrated anyhow.
Hydrate . Infused waters are the best. Try whatever you like, fruits, herbs, spices. Mix it up. Let’s face it water alone is kind of blah.
Coloring . I bought myself an adult coloring book and some crayons. Something about getting in touch with my inner child. Sparking my creativity.😬 It’s very relaxing.
Yoga and Meditation. YouTube is my best friend. I usually do five or ten-minute videos. Just a few minutes of pause can make the world of difference. Here is a link to a simple five-minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MSGYsyI0t4
Smoothies . Green smoothies, fruit smoothies, veggies, herbs. This is how you can squeeze in some of that boring healthy stuff lol . Experiment . They literally take a few mins to make. Your body will thank you for it. Pictured a beet and berry smoothie that I made.
Walking . A good way to get the blood pumping, get some fresh air, clear your mind. I prefer a good beach walk whenever possible. I mean who can resist the ocean?
Listening to music. Get up and dance. Shake a leg. Sing out loud. Music just soothes the soul. Something you can really have fun with.
Reading . No, I don’t mean the news. Let it be something positive. Some positive affirmations. Subscribe to an uplifting newsletter. Check out my post on five inspirational newsletters here 🙂
Beauty ritual.Pampering is always a pick me up. I am a nail polish junkie. Pretty nails just make me happy. I also do an at home mask and facial scrub once a week .the ultimate is a foot soak. Epsom salts, warm water, and any essential oil. My favorite is lavender. Aromatherapy plus soft tootsies. Multiple treats at once. Below is the masque I am using at the moment it’s $19.95 on Amazon. I absolutely love it.
Stress is the thrash of modern life- we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly , it will pile up and overtake your life
What’s your favorite self-care or beauty ritual?