You just ordered some forbidden risers for your new bike, when you decide it’s time for you to have a self-care day. You feel like you haven’t had a day to yourself in a long time, and now is the time. We’re here to help by offering a step-by-step guide for the perfect self-care day.
Step 1: Turn the Alarm Off
First things first, you want to sleep in on your self-care day. That means you should turn your alarm off and set your phone on do not disturb. You deserve the rest, and this is the best way to make sure you wake up feeling energized for the day ahead.
Step 2: Ease Into the Morning
Once you drift out of bed, you want to ease into the morning. Take things slow, make some warm coffee, and turn on some easy jazz music. This day is all about not rushing, so pace yourself this morning.
Step 3: Meditate and/or Journal
Meditating and journaling are both great practices to help you feel more positive and peaceful. Spend a few minutes practicing each before you get much further into your day. This will help to set the tone for the relaxing day ahead.
Step 4: Hit the Gym or Do a Home Workout
Self-care also means taking care of your body. After your rejuvenating morning, get your sweat on. You can either go to the gym or do a home workout. If you’re not up for an intense workout, consider doing Pilates or some light yoga.
Step 5: Take a Relaxing Bath
After your workout, it’s time to wash the stress and sweat away. Pour yourself a warm, cozy bath with lavender bath salts – or another relaxing scent! Take your time as you bathe, you could even bring a book in there or listen to a podcast.
Step 6: Hit the Nail Salon
Once you’re fresh and clean, it’s time to hit the nail salon. Treat yourself to both a manicure and a pedicure. Immerse yourself in the environment that’s designed to treat you.
Step 7: Retail Therapy
Your nails are looking beautiful, and now it’s time for some retail therapy. Head over to Target or a favorite store of yours and buy yourself a present. It doesn’t need to be anything extravagant, even a candle will do!
Step 8: Grab a Fancy Lunch
You’re probably starting to get tired, and now is the perfect time to fuel up. Take yourself on a fancy lunch date. If it’s a popular restaurant, you might consider making reservations ahead of time to make sure you get a spot.
Step 9: Tap Into Your Creativity
Once you’re back home from your self-care activities, it’s time to tap into your creativity. Consider painting, writing, or dancing. Think of what gets you excited and how you can express yourself and opt for those activities.
Step 10: End the Day with a Movie or Book
End your self-care day with some takeout and a favorite movie or book. This is the perfect time to unwind and be grateful for taking care of you today. Enjoy!