An at-home spa evening
You have to take good care of yourself. Maybe you’re a pro at creating space for yourself and getting in a little “me time” or maybe your schedule is always too packed that it’s the last thing on your mind. Either way, it’s time for us to sit down and talk about why it’s so important & share some tips for unwinding. As women, many of us don’t take the time we need to recharge and unwind from our day.
“Don’t wait for the weekend to give yourself space to relax and unplug. Do a little something to take care of yourself every day, even if it’s just small.“
Creating a space for yourself at the end of every day to relax is a non-negotiable for your physical and mental health. Now, self-care isn’t all bubble baths, skincare, and facials — we covered that in the 4 Essential Steps to Self-love post — but they can play a HUGE part in helping you relax and recharge. Not only do you need to take time to invest in your amazing body that works so hard for you to make sure it’s taken care of, but when you put your body in relaxation mode, it also helps you relax your mind.
Some quick tips for a mid-week wind down
How do you make that intentional time to relax? With busy work schedules, partners, kids, or side-hustles, it might feel like you have no time left for you. I’ve got some quick tips for unwinding to help you carve out that little “Me Moment” at the end of your day:
01. Make time – don’t squeeze it in
The first trick to getting time for yourself is to make it. The reality is that if you don’t prioritize it, you’ll never get around to it. Maybe this means blocking it off on your calendar, checking in with your partner to let them know you need some time and when that will be, or just making it a non-negotiable part of your daily routine.
Don’t feel guilty about creating this space, you need it to stay healthy & happy – both mentally and physically. You can’t be there and serve all the important people in your life if you’re drained. Give yourself time to recharge so you will be energized and able to give them more of what they need from you.
02. Get yourself some go-to’s
What tools can you use to help you relax? Is it a face mask? A bubble bath? Some skincare? Have some go-to favorites that you know will help you wind down.
My current favorite if you haven’t noticed are the Parasilk gLOVEs. They’re an obvious pick because my hands could use a little moisture and TLC, but a huge reason I love them is that they get me off my phone. Yes, I’m addicted – not only is my job to be on my phone all the time, I find myself mindlessly scrolling even when I get some downtime or time alone. While that can be a way to relax, for me scrolling through Pinterest with my brain going a mile a minute with all my ideas isn’t truly relaxing.
These gloves seriously make me truly relax. All you do is warm them in the microwave and slide them on. They have a little velcro strap to secure around the top and you leave them on for 10-15 minutes. You can wear them while you meditate or mindlessly watch the Bachelorette ?- whatever your wind-down looks like. They’re also reusable and they come in booties and mitts as well as the gloves. I’m so in love and they’re totally an essential part of my weekly routine.
P.S. They’re on sale for Amazon prime day (whoop!) and you can get details HERE for how to snag them.
03. Let yourself truly unplug
You need to let yourself fully relax. For some, this might mean just a glass of wine and a couch snuggle with your significant other where you can vent about your day to let it go. For others, this might mean listening to music, meditating, or finding an activity that lets you unplug and clear your mind of all that went on in your day.
This means no stressing about your to-do list or focusing on parts of your day that were draining for you. For most of us, this doesn’t come easy. It might take focus and practice at first as you actively clear your mind and focus on allowing yourself to relax.
Grab some gLOVEs, or booties
If you’re a fellow phone addict, or your just love a good wax treatment for your hands or toes, you can totally steal my go-to and give these booties a try. Totally worth it since they’re on sale and also reusable so you can treat yourself more than once.
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