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.
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.
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
Always been tempted to give yoga and meditation a try? Check out these two blog posts which highlight all the benefits of this power duo.
Drink Your Vitamins
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.
. 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.
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 🙂
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.
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What’s your favorite self-care or beauty ritual?
Image for infused water from all recipes .com
Beach photo credit Marvin Forde