Self-care has become something of a puzzle to many of us. No matter how much we talk about it and say we want to practice more, it somehow manages to slip through the cracks of our busy lives. But caring for yourself doesn’t have to be so hard. There are so many ways to integrate more self-care into our lives and help us all to feel more positive and confident in ourselves. These are a few of our favorite practices that make it easy to keep up with our self-care and feel the amazing effects that come along with it.
Find a good skincare routine
Good skincare is an essential part of taking care of ourselves. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning to find a fresh zit in the middle of your forehead or that you have dark circles under your eyes. Finding a good skincare regimen will help to make those moments few and far between so you can wake up every day feeling refreshed and bright, helping you to always put your best face forward.
Make a point of taking a day or a weekend once a month to completely indulge in treating yourself to something that makes you feel elegant and relaxed. Make an appointment at your favorite spa for a day of mani-pedis, massages, and treatments entirely for yourself. It is so important to take the time to remove ourselves from our busy worlds and zone into our own minds and bodies. What better way to do that than a day of pampering and complete relaxation?
Wear comfortable clothes
Nothing is more frustrating than spending the entire day fidgeting and pulling at your clothes because they are so uncomfortable. No one likes jeans that dig in or a bra that feels like it’s cutting off your circulation. It is crucial to find clothes that fit and feel good on your body. Instead of wearing those tight pants, opt for a flowy dress that makes you feel pretty and lets you breathe. Rather than squeezing into that push-up bra you always wear, put on a super comfy one instead.
Take time to unplug
We live in a world that is completely run by screens. We can’t even go to the bathroom without bringing our phones along with us. Although our technology is a huge and important part of our lives, there is such a thing as being too connected all the time. Take some time to go for a walk without your phone or headphones, sit on the porch and read a good book, or even spend a whole weekend in the woods with no cell or internet connection. Taking even 30 minutes a day to completely unplug and disconnect from our digital worlds, can make such a huge difference in our lives.
It can be so easy to get wrapped up in our demanding lives. We are busier than ever before and putting more on our plates than we ever have. With so much packed into our schedules, it isn’t hard for our self-care routines to get lost in the mess. Fitting in some small things that can easily become part of our regular routine is one of the best ways to add some self-care in and help us to be our best selves at all times.