Contributor: Primally Pure
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As a new mom, I’m realizing the importance of providing myself with small and easy indulgences whenever I can find the time. It definitely isn’t easy, but I’m finding that I have more energy and drive to take care of others when I am able to care for myself as well. And while I would LOVE to spend a week in a luxury over-the-water bungalow in Fiji, go on regular shopping sprees, get a massage once a week etc., these things aren’t always a possibility (as much as I would like them to be)!
So instead, we’re going to focus on a few simple ways to make life more enjoyable on a day to day basis.
HERE’S OUR TOP 5 WAYS TO TREAT YO SELF!
Tip #1: Establish a morning routine. This one is HARD. Especially with kids! But it’s something worth shooting for, as research has shown that successful people tend to have fairly established morning routines.
This doesn’t have to mean waking up at the crack of dawn to go on a 6 mile run followed by 4 loads of laundry and a gourmet breakfast. It can be something as simple as taking 10 minutes to read a devotion or do some journaling while enjoying a cup of coffee or bone broth. Taking a few seconds to wake up your complexion with this stuff can also give your day a beautiful jump start (I can’t leave the house without it)!
Tip #2: Take a bath. This one is my favorite! There’s nothing that helps to melt away the stress of the day (while simultaneously soothing sore muscles and detoxing the body) like a nice warm bath.
Our Sea Soak (detoxifying + soothing) and Flower Bath (softens + balances skin) are perfect for promoting relaxation after a long day. They also make great gifts! And if you’re REALLY serious about bathing, our Spa Kit may be your new best friend. It contains samples of our Sea Soak and Flower Bath along with a dry brush (helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and enhance blood circulation) and travel-size body oil to moisturize and revitalize the skin post-bath.
Tip #3: Diffuse your favorite essential oil. I’m always blown away by how much of a mood-boosting difference essential oils can make when diffused in the home or workspace! Citrus essential oils are especially uplifting and can even help to purify the air. Lavender is very soothing and can help to promote good sleep. EOs have so many amazing properties and diffusing the right one at the right time can bring much needed relief/happiness!
Tip #4: Indulge in a mini facial. Bring the spa to your home with an easy DIY face mask made with common household ingredients.
Some of my favorites include a lemon + honey mask (lemon brightens skin tone and honey has antibacterial properties), melted coconut oil + coffee grind mask(coconut oil nourishes skin while coffee enlivens and invigorates the complexion), and an activated charcoal mask (super messy, but the charcoal is UNPARALLELED in binding to and removing grime and build-up in the skin).
Tip #5: Go for a long walk. The “great” in the great outdoors is there for a reason! These days, it’s easy to hibernate inside when we can do everything from shop for groceries to interact with friends/family without ever getting off the couch.
But when we spend too much time cooped up indoors, we deprive ourselves of immune-boosting + mood elevating Vitamin D and the fresh air our skin and spirit craves!
We hope you’ll find joy through incorporating these tips into your daily life! What are some of your favorite ways to treat yo’self?