When you go through a major life event, sudden routine change or even just unhealed feelings from your past coming back up, it can feel difficult to relax and take care of yourself. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to show yourself some love at home. Here are 5.
A relaxing bath
Taking a bath or even a warm shower helps relax tense muscles, and it’s a great way to clear your mind and pamper yourself daily. To make bath time more relaxing, use a soap or shower gel with a great scent and light some candles. You can even throw in some fruits and herbs for some DIY aromatherapy. Don’t rush - embrace this as a special time to unwind and slow down.
Yoga or Meditation
Yoga and meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, and have proven positive effects on the body and mind. Start off with 15 minutes a day, and try different styles and techniques until you find one you really enjoy. Here are some yoga poses for every mood to begin with.
Did you know that creative activities such as writing, drawing and singing are a great way to release tension and work through negative emotions in a fun, empowering way? Let go of the pressure to create something perfectly, and just let your imagination run wild!
Stress can take a huge toll on our skin, hair and nails, which can then affect our confidence levels. You don’t need to spend lots of money at the salon to paper yourself, though. There are many face and hair masks you can make at home using simple ingredients. If your nails need some TLC, bust out the nail file and your favourite polish for an easy at-home manicure.
Picnic in the garden
Although you may not be able to go to the park, you can still enjoy a day in the sun in your garden. Grab a picnic blanket, some snacks and put on your favourite music. If you’re passionate about photography, this is also a great time to take some creative photos. The fresh air is a great way to clear your mind and boost your mood.
Self-care doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or something you need to leave your house for. It’s just about taking some time out of every day to check in with yourself, give your feelings room to be expressed and shower yourself with the love that you deserve. Enjoy!