Finally the weather seems to be getting warmer… Though that said, the cooler temps do help with my pregnant running I think!
Anyway today I have a fabulously timed post regarding pampering yourself. I rarely ever do anything like have a manicure or pedicure, take baths or get massages that aren’t sports related… but I did have a pregnancy massage the other week and it was GLORIOUS. Definitely need to do more of those things before the baby comes! Here’s the post…
One of the things every woman forgets about when life gets busy and the responsibilities start adding up to a mountain-like burden on their shoulders is themselves. After all, who needs time to make sure you’re still okay and treat yourself from time to time, right? Wrong! You are priority number one, and that is something that should never change no matter what. Think about it this way if you’re too scared of letting anyone down, if you’re not taken care of properly, you won’t be able to do everything that’s expected of you at your utmost best. The point is that nobody can take better care of you than yourself, and this places the responsibility squarely on your shoulders to make sure you are okay and emotionally and mentally strong. That said, here are three ways you can pamper yourself a bit when the going gets tough, and you start to feel much less than your usual amazing self.
Take a bath
It’s as simple as that! Taking a bath can relieve any stress you may have been feeling and relax your muscles in a way that will make you feel calmer than ever. Sure, a shower is much quicker, but this is not why a hot bath is recommended. You need to take a few minutes to go through everything that’s happened throughout the day and release your body from all the tension it’s been building up while stressing over everything. Just imagine a hot tub with essential oils and a few candles lit here and there; how can you not relax instantly? Taking a bath will force you to do nothing else but just enjoy the moment; no cellphone, no work, and no one bothering you!
Baking is one of the best ways to relieve stress and focus on one task while letting everything else slip away. Pounding your frustrations out on a piece of dough, molding it to become a steaming hot loaf of beautiful bread, creates a feeling of satisfaction that makes it all worthwhile. Try researching some recipes to begin with, and see where it leads – who knows, you might just have a knack for it! The best part about baking is you’ll always have something tasty in the house, and you’ll have a handy skill to whip out when having guests over.
When was the last time you saw something pretty and decided right then and there to buy it for yourself? How long ago did you treat yourself to a little TLC session at a beauty salon just because you deserved it? It may sound unimportant at first, but it is essential to put yourself first every now and then – after all, you work yourself to the point of exhaustion each and every day, you need to do something to lift your spirits again and refuel your energy levels. So, go out there and treat yourself, whether you’re looking for the best body jewelry or booking a manicure and pedicure; whatever you need to do to treat yourself, do it!
Sometimes it’s hard to take a moment and evaluate how you feel and whether how you’re living is healthy, but by pampering yourself every once in a while, you’ll motivate yourself even further to push on and give your best each and every day!
How do you pamper yourself?
Do you enjoy taking a long bath?