Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week. Sunday is my day, my day to recharge and prepare myself for the week to come. So many people get caught up in their busy lives that they completely forget about themselves. This is true for most parents as they are busy working and taking their kids to their gazillion activities all week. It is so unbelievably important to take an hour or two for yourself each week. I realize it is much easier for me to do this because I don’t have kids but if YOU don’t take care of yourself, who will? If you take care of you then your whole family will benefit from this.
Life can be very hectic and stressful at times but I can guarantee you that if you start doing more for yourself it will give you just the boost you need to get through a hectic busy day. I am going to share some of my favorite things I love to do for myself.
Each Sunday I try to do a face mask. This is probably one of my favorite things. I am always trying new ones but my favorite one so far is a dead sea salt and Vitamin D clay mask. It helps nourish your skin and helps correct your skin from UV damage. I always feel like I just had a facial at a spa when I do this. Yes, the glass of wine is also something I do for self care. It’s not really considered drinking alone when you have a face mask on, I think I read that some where.
Ever since I was in high school I have been doing my own nails. I know it can be fun to go to the salon and get a pedicure and manicure but I have never really been a fan of paying someone to do something that I can do myself. Thirty minutes and my hands and toes are done. This is a weekly thing I do for myself. It saves me tons of time and money doing my own but I completely understand why people go to the salon to get them done. Being pampered and having those few hours to yourself is everything.
I can not stress enough how important working out is. Working out does not only help with weight loss but it keeps your insides healthy as well. It helps release stress, helps you sleep better, makes you feel great, improves your balance, keeps you youthful, gives you energy and it’s great for your muscles and bones. Whether you do yoga or pilates, run, lift weights, spin or box they all have these amazing benefits. If there is just one thing you can do for yourself I would say this is it! I do not know anyone who has ever worked out and wished they didn’t!
So please each week include some self care in your life! Read a book, take a dancing class, start going to bed earlier, take a yoga class, go to the spa, take a walk or start a gratitude journal. Heck, take a nap if you need one! Just promise to be good to yourself!
Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M