Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and checking off all the “to-dos” on our list that we forget to stop and take time for ourselves. Every once in a while we need to hit refresh on our lives in order to reconnect our mind and body so we can truly be our best.
Here are 5 suggestions for your next self care day.
1. Go For a Long Walk
I had to put this as number one on the list, because this is such a great thing to do in order to reset your mind and body. It helps to strengthen muscles by promoting movement and forcing engagement. Walking increases blood flow and promotes circulation throughout the body. It can even improve brain function by increasing blood flow overall throughout the body. Get those legs moving and get the brain going.
Mentally and emotionally a long walk can increase serotonin levels leading to an increased sense of happiness and boosts over all well-being. So, go outside get some fresh air and get those happy juices flowing.
2. Creat a Gratitude List
It can be short just list 5 things you are thankful for in that moment in your life. Things that bring you joy and fill your heart.
3. Watch a Movie
This always seems to work best when it is one of your favorite movies. That one movie that makes you feel good, happy, and excited. Everyone has that one movie they just love to watch no matter what. If you LOVE Christmas movies than watch a good Christmas movie, if you’re a romantic comedy type of person than watch one of those. Personally, for me Risky Business always seems to put a smile on my face. Pick your movie out, grab a cozy blanket, cuddle up and enjoy that time for yourself.
4. Do a Face Mask
The avocados in the face mask help to pull dead skin cells, oil, and dirt from the pores for a clean feeling with a soothing aspect due to the texture and creaminess of the avocado. The honey provides moisture to the skin to help with any dryness from the extra time we may be spending in the sun this summer. Oats are the perfect addition to this mask to help soothe any redness or irritation in the skin. Simply apply the mask to a dry face, allow to sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. For a fresh, clean, and soothed face.
5. Read a Good Book
Unplug from social media, put down that phone, and re-center yourself without technology by cracking open a good book. When I take a self-care day, my favorite type of book to read is one that causes a sort of reflection or thought-provoking process. I love positive affirmation books.
the sun and her flowers – rupi kapur
You Are a Badass – Jen Sincerno
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down – Haemin Sunim
Overall, just enjoy yourself. Do something that is going to make you happy and relaxed. This self-care day is all about YOU. Re-center, refocus, and allow yourself to recharge.
With Love – Nora