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Self care. Up until a year or two ago I had never even heard of self care but now I feel like I hear about it every day. Every time I see someone getting a massage, mani, pedi, facial, etc they call it self care and I feel like a lot of people think that it has to be expensive because of that but it’s really not! Personally I think that self care is anything you do to make yourself feel better and for everyone this is different, so today I am going to share some of my favorite ways to practice self care!
ONE. Take vitamins. Self care for me includes remembering to take my daily vitamins. Yes, this is something I should already be doing but it’s something I really struggle with. I am a very visual person and if I put my vitamins away in a drawer or hide them in a cabinet I can almost guarantee that I’m not going to take them. I kept seeing these Ritual Vitamins pop up on social media and after doing a little research on them I decided to take the plunge and order them for myself. They are pretty, taste like mint, only have things I actually need in them and pretty fun to take (they come with a little sticker book and every day that you take them you put a sticker on the day) so I actually look forward to taking them when I wake up for the day and I am proud to say that I haven’t forgotten a day yet!! I also like that they have an auto-ship (which I normally hate) but this way I can’t use the excuse that I forgot to order them!!
TWO. Take a long hot bath! There is absolutely nothing in the world that a super hot bath, an amazing bath bomb and a good book can’t cure. After a mentally draining day or a tough night at work I love to come home and soak my troubles away and my newly discovered FizzBizz Twisted Mermaid Bath Bombs make that bath so much better!! These mini bath bombs are small but mighty…the Twisted Mermaid bath bombs smell like berries, citrus and sweet sugar and y’all. I need more in my life ASAP!! They are made locally in Red Lick TX and make my skin feel ridiculously super soft!!! I need to order some more ASAP!!
THREE. Move my body. I haven’t been working out regularly lately…because life…and I can tell. Moving my body in some way, whether that be taking Sophie for a walk, going to the gym, having a dance party in my living room, etc makes me feel good and I miss that feeling. So for my self-care journey I recently purchased Body Boss and can’t wait to use it! I grabbed my copy on sale and I think it’s worth it for 16 weeks of workouts. It’s far less than paying a personal trainer and it’s challenging and will make me feel good about myself and you just can’t put a price on that. So yea, moving my body is definitely self care to me!
FOUR. Me time! Most people hear me say that I need “me time” and think I am absolutely crazy but hear me out. Yes I am a single lady BUT I work a LOT and I feel like on my days off I am so swamped with things to do…errands to run, family to see, chores around the house to do, etc) that I ever get time to sit back, kick my shoes off and relax. So I have made it a point to take a few minutes to myself every single day and no thing at all. This may be me sitting on the couch before work and eating breakfast and it may be sitting on my balcony with a glass of wine but either way it’s time just for me and no one else. I need those few minutes a day to stay sane.
And those, ladies and gents are four ways that I enjoy self care that aren’t crazy expensive! I think everyone has their own version of self care and for some people that is spending tons of money on spa days and vacations but for most people that’s not something they can do and I just wanted you to know that it’s OK and self care is really about what makes you feel good about yourself!! So get out there and enjoy your own version of self care, whatever that may be!
How do you enjoy self care??