Life can get quite hectic at times, wouldn’t you agree? With busy jobs, lists of chores to do, and things that just take priority over our own self care it can often feel like there is not enough hours in the day to do everything that we want to do. However, taking some time out for ourselves should form part of our routine, and at least once a week there should be some time allocated for a bit of pampering or some time alone to collect your thoughts and relax.
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you seven of the best ways to pamper yourself. Whether it takes minutes or a whole evening I hope that this gives you some inspiration to allocate some time for yourself this week.
Taking care of your hair
Your hair can be something we take for granted. Sure you may think that washing it is good enough, but actually, taking more care with it every once in a while can restore it to its natural beauty, Volume, and shine. We can’t always visit a hairdresser for that fresh styled feeling, but often doling a small thing like a hair mask can be enough to restore some health back into your tresses. Doing something like this may add a little time onto your normal hair care routine, but the difference it could make could help to make you feel amazing.
Giving your skin some attention
Your skin can be a huge indication that you are a little rundown and feeling the strain. Perhaps it is dry, maybe you have a breakout of spots, or it could just be puffy eyes and looking a little swollen. A great idea could be to take some time to revamp your skincare routine. You could choose to do a face mask which could restore some moisture to your skin or even attack some of those pesky spots. Maybe sitting back and relaxing with something cooling on your eyes to reduce any swelling. Plus it gives you some essential minutes where you can do nothing but relax.
Eating a nutritious meal
It may sound silly, but eating a nutritious meal is a great way to feel better in yourself. We all know that feeling of eating junk, it feels great at the time, but the moment you finish you can feel sluggish and not your best. Eating something tasty and nutritious can help you to feel fantastic on the inside and out. Plus it is in itself, a form of pampering your body as you are taking care of how you nourish your body.
Taking some exercise
Exercise may not sound like fun, but the feeling you get when you finish is something else. The Adrenalin and buzz of the endorphins around your body is like nothing else. If you are not massively into exercise, then start off small by taking a brisk walk or get into running. There are plenty of articles online to help you start your fitness journey.
Enjoying a nice warm bath
Many people recognize that being in water is relaxing. So a nice warm bath can actually be the ultimate way to pamper yourself. Start off by getting the water temperature just right, use some lovely bath soak or a bath bomb to make things smell amazing. Lower the lighting and grab some candles. Get yourself a nice drink and book and even combine your skincare routine and a hair mask to add to the ultimate indulgent bath.
Taking some time to do something relaxing
Maybe just taking some time to yourself is a great way to pamper yourself. Doing something you wouldn’t normally do like binge watch episodes of a great box set on Netflix.com, taking some time out to do some journaling or even coloring can be a natural way to relax and unwind in the evening. We don’t always allocate time to ourselves, but actually it can be quite essential to realign our thoughts and feel less stressed about everyday life and occurrences.
Meditation could be the answer
There are things that you can do to pamper yourself that doesn’t necessarily involve beauty treatments and skincare, and often they have much to do with the mind. Your mind is a powerful tool, and when nurtured in the right way, you can feel like you are on top of the world. A great way to do that is to give yourself some time to meditate and feel at one with the world. Meditation is a great relaxation technique, but it can also help you to clear your mind of anxious thoughts and to stop you from over thinking. Meditation combined with an early night, some beauty treatments and some time for you can give your whole body pamper treatment it deserves.
Get your nails done or enjoy some beauty treatments
Pampering is often associated with beauty treatments, so why not indulge in a few yourself? This could mean taking some time out to head to the salon to get your nails done. It could be that you want to paint them yourself and enjoy the slow process. Beauty treatments may include an at home spa experience, a face mask, or maybe indulging in your skincare routine a little longer than you would normally. It could make all the difference to how you feel, especially if it has been a long day.
Having an early night
Finally, sleep is the ultimate way to pamper yourself, especially if you find yourself burning the candle at both ends each night and weekend. An early night can be a great way to relax. Often people combine other ways of relaxing and pampering such as a bath, watching TV or journaling, getting into a real relaxed state and then taking yourself off to bed for a full nights sleep.You will feel totally recharged in the morning ready to take on your job and responsibilities.
Let’s hope this gives you some inspiration to pamper yourself this week.