After spending two days editing a video for a school project, it’s time I dedicate some time to myself. Since being back in school, I have not stopped. With three hour class slots, four and a half hour lab slots and nine hour school days, I’m ready to drop. So… I’m dedicating my Sundays to self-care. With the exception of this evening, my Sunday nights will be for relaxing, doing a yin yoga routine & for taking care of myself (e.g., skin care routine/nails/body/etc.)
One of my favorite self care routines has always been applying a face mask. I can run a bath, apply a face mask, and just relax while listening to music. It’s probably the one small treat I give myself after a hard work week. I usually opt for using charcoal clay masks as they are great for cleansing your skin and removing excess oil. Try Life Brand’s detoxifying mud face mask or Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.
Also, another product I use a lot is Saje Natural Wellness Unwind Anti-stress mist. Honestly, I love every single product that Saje produces. This one in particular is amazing to use right before you go to sleep – you just spray it on your bedding or even on your clothes, and inhale deeply. The calming nature of orange, bergamot and lavender just allows you to completely unwind after a stressful week.
And of course, I love to read. Being in school hinders me a lot from having down time with my novels so dedicating some time on Sunday evening to make a cup of tea and read a good book will surely help me enter the week cool, calm and collected. When I don’t have much time to read, I always skim over my Yoga Journal magazines to refresh myself on tips and tricks. They also have some amazing recipes and meditation tips!
It’s important to take care of yourself – and I know this first hand! Stress is unavoidable and you will face it every single day. But if you prepare yourself and take time for you to recoup, you can face any challenges that come your way.
Send in some tips and tricks of your own for your self care routines!