We all know that working at home and being a mom can be stressful, and carving out time for self-care and relaxation is essential. Home pampering offers an enjoyable and indulgent way to take time out for your self.
Taking some time for yourself doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Here in this blog post, we’re going to find a few simple ways to pamper yourself at home.
Set Aside Time, To take Time for your Self
The most important step in self-care is setting aside time for yourself. Whether it's 10 minutes or an hour, make sure you’re taking some time out of your day just for yourself. Write down this time in your calendar or planner so you don't forget.
Use this time however you want—catch up on shows you love, read a book, do a yoga class—whatever will help you relax and recharge!
Pamper yourself at home Idea #1- Create A Spa Day At Home
You don’t need to go out and spend big bucks at the spa when you can create your own spa day right in the comfort of your own home.
Start off by running a hot bath with essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus, light some candles, play some soft music, and pour yourself a glass of wine (or mocktail!) And if you really want to take your spa day up a notch, try adding an exfoliating scrub or face mask into your routine!
Pamper yourself idea #2 - Give yourself a Facial at home
Giving yourself a facial or mani/pedi using at-home kits is a great easy way of pampering yourself at home. Soft music, candles, oil, and masks are elements you can use to start your facial pampering routine.
Not only does it help you relax from the cause-and-effect day as you give your skin some
much-needed care, but it's also a great way to show appreciation and love to yourself if you don't have enough time or money to go to a spa.
Adding in a manicure and pedicure, and painting your nails with nail art will make the experience even better in the self-care system. Whether it’s at home or in a salon, pampering one’s self not only has physical benefits on our mani/pedis but mental benefits too – allowing us to take much-needed break from our busy lives.
(*note from Tiffani - Check out my other blog post for facial ideas: How to do a pumpkin spice facial at home.)
Pamper yourself idea #3 - Make yourself a favorite meal instead of ordering in or eating out
Making your favorite healthy meal at home can be a great way to practice self-care. Not only do you get to indulge in a nutritious and delicious dish, but it can also provide a peaceful break from your daily routines.
You can take the time to select the healthiest ingredients or customize an existing recipe to suit your dietary needs.
While cooking can feel like work sometimes, it can also prove both meditative and therapeutic while giving you the feeling of preserving the traditional ways of making food.
Moreover, eating an appetizing meal that you cooked yourself allows for the satisfaction of efforts put into preparing it, thereby making it more enjoyable than if you had ordered it from elsewhere. Overall, indulging in comfort food and pampering yourself with a home-cooked favorite meal is one way to feel good about taking care of yourself.
(Note from Tiffani- This 14 day Self Care email series is one of my favorite ways to take time out for myself check it out below!)
Pamper yourself idea #4 - Spend time outside in nature, taking walks or sitting in the sun
Taking walks and spending time outdoors is a great way to practice self-care. Not only will you get to enjoy the calming sights, sounds, and smells of nature, but physical activities like walking also elevate endorphins and other "feel-good" hormones in the body, helping moods stay positive.
Additionally, spending less time inside bundled up in front of screens allows for the mind and body to disconnect, providing important rest for the senses.
Sitting in the sun is especially beneficial because exposure to sunlight helps boost vitamin D levels which can improve overall health.
Unplugging from technology for a bit is also a form of self-care that has been proven to reduce stress levels and aid mental enrichment. Thus, weaving a few minutes spent outside into daily routines can have powerful effects on your level of well-being.
Invest In Some Wellness Products
Investing in wellness products can really pay dividends when it comes to pampering yourself. Try investing in things like aromatherapy diffusers, weighted blankets, yoga mats, massage rollers… The possibilities are endless! Having these items on hand will help make self-care easier and more accessible - so why not treat yourself?
Self-care is one of the greatest investments we can make in ourselves; it helps us stay focused and productive both at home and work. Taking some time for yourself doesn't have to be expensive or complicated; it's as simple as setting aside 10 minutes of your day just for you. With these easy tips on how to pamper yourself at home, you'll be sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated!
Written by: Mehreen Hanif of thebabiespace.com