If you’re always running around and trying to complete tasks and errands, you probably need a break. It’s no secret that quality “me time” is essential for your physical, psychological and emotional health. You have to make self-care one of your top priorities if you want to continue being productive and healthy. After all, if you won’t take care of yourself, how will you have the energy to achieve all the things you set out to do?
Don’t worry, quality “me time” doesn’t always have to be travel abroad or an expensive shopping spree. Even in the comforts of your own home, you can do things that will help you relax and unwind. You don’t need to empty your wallet for self-care rituals.
Need ideas? We’ve got plenty! Here are some of the things you can do to take care of yourself
Reading a book may not sound like a big deal, but just as an hour of shutting yourself out from the world and getting lost in the pages of a good book can make a huge difference. It’s a great way to distract you from the stress of daily life. A study even claims that just six minutes of reading can help get rid of daily stress. Pick a book that you know you will enjoy or something that you know you will learn from. And also, try to read from an actual book instead of a device or a gadget. There is also something relaxing about turning the pages yourself.
When was the last time you cleaned your closet? How many of those clothes do you actually wear? This may sound like a lot of work, but cleaning your closet is something that will help you relax and release. Getting rid of unwanted things can help you feel lighter and better. Think of this as making space for all the good things that will come your way in the near future. Get rid of clothes that no longer fit you. Get rid of ones you haven’t worn in years. You’ll be surprised by how light you feel once you get rid of things that you no longer need.
Exercising or enrolling in a fitness class is a great way to spend time for yourself. There are numerous benefits associated with exercising and it’s almost guaranteed to help lift your mood too. Choose something that interests you like yoga or boxing. Try to go at least two to three times a week to maximize the benefits. If it is impossible for you to join a gym membership, try downloading a fitness program or exercise videos that can do at home. Make it a regular thing to enjoy the health and weight-loss benefits.
If you’re a busy person, one of the things you probably ignore a lot is precious sleep. It’s a good idea to give yourself time to catch up on rest and sleep to keep yourself energized. If you know you haven’t been getting restful sleep, just forget work and other responsibilities for a night, and spend a relaxing evening in bed. Sleep plays an important role in physical and mental health. Lack of sleep might lead to serious consequences and even serious illnesses.
Are you the type who is always glued to your gadget? Try saying goodbye to all your emails and notifications, for just a day.
When you’re constantly looking at your phone, you tend to be more stressed because of all the messages that you receive. It’s hard to forget work responsibilities if you are constantly receiving an alert on your phone. Declare a gadget-free day and make sure that all your important contacts know it. You can’t always make yourself available for other people You also need time to stay away and disconnect.
This is a good time to pick up hobbies you might have forgotten like painting or hiking or cooking. Finding something to do that does not involve technology can be very refreshing and reinvigorating.
Nothing spells self-care like a DIY spa experience. If you want to feel relaxed
Let everyone know that you want uninterrupted time to relax and unwind. If you’re a parent, delegate childcare to someone who can help out. Eliminate distractions and just focus on doing things that will make you feel pampered.
For your relaxing hot bath, don’t forget to add a cup of Epsom salt to enjoy numerous health and beauty benefits.
Epsom salt is made from Magnesium and Sulfate. It is known to help with relaxation. And it can also help boost your energy. Aside from the health benefits, Epsom salt can is also known to help smoothen skin.
If you are looking for something in particular that will help you relax and unwind, we have a Deep Relaxation blend enhanced with 100% pure essential oil that will help you enjoy aromatherapy benefits. This will allow you to enjoy the relaxing effects of lavender throughout your entire bath.