I spend so much of my time focusing on my relationships with others (family, friends, coworkers), and sometimes I start to realize that I’ve spent very little time focusing on my relationship with MYSELF. Self-care is so important, and it helps warrant a healthy and positive relationship with ourselves. Especially during what we’re currently experiencing in the world, taking the time to focus on YOU is crucial. The more self-care you practice, the more confidence and self-esteem you’ll have. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite at home self-care tips + my nighttime pamper routine!
Being active is so great for your mental and physical health. I’ve noticed I toss and turn and am restless at night on days I don’t get my heart rate up. I suggest taking 30 minutes out of each day to do SOMETHING active. Take your dog on a walk, run on a treadmill, do an EMOM workout. The options are endless! You don’t have be at a gym to be active!
CREATE A GRATITUDE LIST
Does this sound stupid to you? Because it did to me at first, too. But I started creating a gratitude list once a week a few months ago, and it’s been the BEST thing for my overall psyche. Grab a piece of paper and physically write down a list of 5 things you’re grateful for. Simply acknowledging the goodness that surrounds you can be life-changing. It’s so much more difficult to let the small things bother you when you’re constantly reminding yourself of the great things in your life.
I’m a sucker for an organized space, y’all. If you haven’t read my 5 Ways To Get Organized This Spring yet, head there after you read this post! Clutter has so many negative impacts on our lives. Less clutter = less stress, more space, and more peace. For me, decluttering is FREEING. I love eliminating things from my life that I no longer utilize or enjoy. I strongly recommend this book I linked below. It’s an incredible starting place for learning how to get organized and declutter your life!
I need to take a dose of my own medicine with this one. We live in a world where a “digital detox” is unheard of. We live and breathe technology. Wake up – check your phone. Eat lunch – scroll through social media. 9 to 5 – sit in front of a computer screen. Family and friends – constantly replying to group messages. I encourage you (and myself) to take ONE HOUR per day when ALL technology is eliminated. No phone, no TV, no computer. Give your undivided attention to something or someone other than a screen. Detach from the world. I don’t know about you, but this sounds SO refreshing.
It’s important to live intentionally, and in order to do that you have to make a plan of some sort. Plan out your meals for the week before grocery shopping. Plan and lay out your outfit for work the night before. Schedule a nighttime pamper routine once a week. Planning ahead helps alleviate SO much “in-the-moment” stress. Utilizing a tangible planner helps me stay on track with all of my meals, workouts, appointments, and to-do lists by writing everything down. I love spending time on Sundays getting organized for the week ahead!
HAVE A NIGHTTIME PAMPER SESSION
Don’t get me wrong – staying active, being thankful, decluttering, unplugging, and planning ahead are all important for your self-care. But SO IS PAMPERING YOURSELF. We all deserve a night full of relaxation and feeling like a boujie queen. Your idea of being pampered might look TOTALLY different from mine, and that’s okay! But I wanted to show you what my favorite pamper routine looks like. Check it out below!