Life can be hard a lot of the time, and sometimes it can get too much for everyone. This is why it’s so important to look after yourself and make sure you’re the ‘number one’ in your life, even if it’s just for a day. Whether you’re dealing with issues at work, family drama, or having an existential crisis, hit the breaks and show yourself some love and compassion. Here is how you can have the best self-care day, and make sure you do some or all of these things next time you need some quality ‘me’ time.
Meditation is a brilliant way to calm your mind and find some peace. This is why it’s a great thing to do in the mornings as it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Whenever you wake up (you better be enjoying a lie-in on a self-care day), either before or after you enjoy a cup of coffee, find a quiet, clean, and tidy space in your house and meditate for 10-20 minutes. If you haven’t done this before, find a guided meditation online to help you through it. You will feel relaxed and refreshed afterward which is an instant mood booster.
Go for a Walk
Getting out of the house and enjoying some fresh air will revitalize you even further. If you have a local park or another area of natural beauty near your home, take a stroll around there for an hour or so. Being with nature has a calming effect on people, and gentle exercise is good for your physical health as well as your mental well-being. Why not take a book with you and stop off on a bench or quiet spot to unwind for a little while?
Have a Bath
Another excellent way to treat yourself and relax is by enjoying a long soak in a hot bath. When matched with delightful bath soak or salts (lavender scents are highly recommended) and some candles, it becomes an even more blissful experience. If you like to use organic products, consider looking at some bath-bombs and other hemp-based health and beauty items at Diamond CBD, or a similar company. Hemp is great for your skin, and these CBD bath bombs will do wonders to relax your muscles, especially if you’ve been feeling stressed.
Cook Yourself a Delicious Meal
Either before or after your relaxing bath, prepare yourself a delicious dinner as a treat. Choose your favorite dish and enjoy it with a glass of wine or beverage of your choice. Play some music in the background, set the table and light some candles, and have a dinner date night with yourself. It might sound silly, but today is all about you so why not go all out?
Enjoy a Movie, Book, Podcast, etc.
Finally, toward the end of the night settle down in bed or on your couch and switch off by watching one of your favorite films, or escape into the book you’ve been meaning to read for months. If you don’t want to read or watch anything, play a podcast, and simply sit and listen to the conversation or find something else to do that you enjoy.
Take care of yourself the right way and try out some of these suggestions on your next self-care day.