Get Ready for Summer!
Self-care should be on your to-do list 365 days of the year. But it’s easy to fall behind on your me-time between work, kids, and day-to-day hassles. But with summer on its way, you might just have a chance to catch up on your self-care routine.
So with that in mind, we’ve here are eight of the best ways to keep yourself feeling your best through self-care.
#1 – Switch up your workout
With the icy winds of winter and the spring showers over, working out doesn’t have to mean staying inside. Why not switch up your workout and opt for a ride outside, rather than on your stationary bike? Or instead of jogging on the treadmill, why not hit your local park for a run?
Changing your exercise routine can help alleviate boredom, keep you inspired and bring burst of energy.
#2 – Soak in the rays
Vitamin D that your body makes in response to sunlight can help ease depression and elevate your mood. Start your day in the bright morning light to soak up those rays and amp up your D levels.
#3 – Plan a vacation
Whether or not you plan to actually leave your hometown doesn’t make a difference. Fitting in time for a relaxing vacation or staycation can re-energize you, body and mind.
#4 – Practice mindfulness
One of the easiest ways to reconnect with yourself is to practice mindfulness. Try meditation, do breathing exercises, or list 10 things you’re grateful for.
#5 – Give yourself a spa day at home
Choose your most amazing skincare and body care products and enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home.
Some of our faves are the Glow Up Face Sheet Mask with Graphene Quantum Infused Fabric that leaves your skin glowing and revitalized and Soothe Hand/Foot Cuticle Protector, which is perfect for an at-home mani/pedi.
#6 – Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Caring for yourself as the summer months approach also means focusing on hydration, especially as you start spending more time outside or doing physical activities.
Keep a glass of water next to you, a pitcher filled and ready in the refrigerator, and track your water intake.
To hydrate your skin, add in products that offer rich natural oils and hyaluronic acid.
#7 – Spark your creativity
Summer’s also a great time to try something new.
Take up painting inspired by nature, plant a garden full of beautiful flowering plants and vegetables, write the story that’s always been waiting to come out, or simply commit to taking more pictures every day.
There’s no end to ways to express your creativity.
#8 – Disconnect
Finally, consider disconnecting from the outside world for a few days, so that you can reconnect with you.
Turn off social media, unplug from the internet, and shut down your phone.
It’s self-care that comes with big benefits!
Do It for You
Just a reminder - self-care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive and it’s never selfish to take time for you. So take time to care for yourself this summer and make it the best year ever.