The kids will be going back to school soon, that is if they haven’t already. (My grandsons started school 3 weeks ago). You’ve made it thru another long summer, yay!
Now it’s time to concentrate on you! Yes, you deserve some “Me Time” after months of listening to kids grumbling “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do!” or “Are we there yet?”
Before you start your fall routine, and definitely before you start thinking about the holidays that are fast approaching, take some time to rejuvenate so that you’ll be ready to face whatever is next on your to do list. But don’t just take the day off to pamper yourself (although that’s good too!) take it to the next level and incorporate ways that will help you refresh and rejuvenate throughout the year. In short be good to yourself and schedule in lots of Me Time!
Over the years the most important thing I learned is to schedule in Me Time every week. It may sound selfish, but really if you get sick or fall apart from stress you’re no good to anyone else.
I always set aside some time just for me. I usually plan a relaxing get away or vacation, when I can’t at the very least I head to the spa or salon for a day of ME pampering. It’s surprising what this small change has done for me. When I return I’m ready to face whatever is thrown at me, with a few pampering breaks through out the year of course.
If you can fit a get away, vacation, or day spa into your schedule and budget, just do it! You’ll be happy you did. If not here are a few DIY ideas for pampering yourself before you take on the new year. They are so easy and inexpensive you may be able to incorporate them into your busy routine.
Relaxing baths – I don’t know if anyone is old enough to remember the old Calgon commercial that said “Calgon take me away!” but it does work. A long soak in the tub will do wonders for your aching muscles and help clear your addled brain.
Tell the family you’re shutting the bathroom door for some me time, turn off the smart phone, whip up one of these bath soaks, light a scented candle, and relax in your tub.
* If you have any type of medical condition, think you may have one, or are pregnant consult your doctor BEFORE you try any of these home remedies.
*Do not take any type of electrical devices in the tub with you as it may result in electric shock or worse.
*Do not drink alcohol while soaking in the tub – it may sound lovely to sip the bubbly while soaking in the bubbles but it can be dangerous and harmful to your health!
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Learn how to make this bubble bath from nelliebellie.com.
Relax and Detox with this soak from Tried and True Blog.
* If you have any medical conditions or think you may have medical conditions consult your doctor BEFORE you try any type of Detox – soaks or other forms of Detox.
Mix up some of these oils and rubs for your massage or just use them for sore muscles.
Whip up some of these soaks, scrubs, and balms for smooth hands, feet, and elbows.
This Peppermint foot soak from Rethink Simple is refreshing. Great for tired feet. I love it!
This hand moisturizing scrub from Ecletified Living is heavenly!
I just love Homemade Toast’s Sea Salt Scrub!
Facials – Treat yourself to a facial then whip up some of these masques and incorporate them in your facial cleansing routine.
However you decide to pamper yourself don’t feel guilty about it. Being kind to yourself is not a guilty pleasure, make it a part of your life, the benefits aren’t just for you. Everyone in your life will reap the benefits of a happy and de-stressed you!
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