The weekend is not only a time to catch up on chores and errands, but it’s also an opportunity for us to relax and spend some quality time with family.
Why not schedule your day as if you were taking care of someone else; make sure that personal tasks like eating or sleeping are planned out first. Put away any distractions, such as social media or electronics. Permit yourself to take breaks throughout the day (even if it’s a five-minute break).
Try “mini-wellness breaks” by doing something completely different; you don’t have to go far to achieve a change of scene – we always need a fresh perspective to be productive again. Here are ten tips for taking care of yourself the next time you require some self-care and relaxation.
1 – Make a pot of herbal tea
The making of herbal tea is a process that people should enjoy. This flavorful drink can help you enjoy your day-to-day life more, and it’s not hard to do! Be mindful while preparing the leaves for this delicious beverage as well; don’t rush through any steps so as not to interrupt its beneficial effects on mental alertness or mood swings
You know that feeling you get when your grandma makes her famous sweet tea…it’s such a relaxing and comforting moment! Well, drinking this will give you more of those happy feelings. The whole process from harvesting to storing these leaves has been skillfully implemented for years to get some antioxidants into our systems.
Why not try Camomile tea when you’re having a spa day at home? It’s a great relaxant and will help you get better, restful sleep. It has been shown that drinking camomile before bedtime helps people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
2 – Bath with lavender oil mixed with Epsom Salts to relax
Take the best hot shower of your life, and then slip into a tub full of soothing Epsom salts and lavender oil to help you relax.
Scientific proof says that taking a hot bath with Epsom salts and lavender oil can help you fall asleep faster. According to Forbes magazine, the minerals in the water calm your senses while scents like these seem relaxing because they have tranquilizing effects on people!
It might be worth giving this natural remedy for insomnia a try if sleep has become elusive of late – just don’t forget those lavender oil candles too.
3 – Light some candles to relax the mood
Light some candles to relax the mood if you’re feeling stressed. The soothing light will help calm your busy brain and put anyone in a happier state of mind.
The warm glow of a candle can reduce stress. The scent, the sound, and even just seeing its flame is soothing for some people who struggle with mental or emotional tension because of dealing with heavy day-to-day life tasks or demanding work responsibilities.
4 – Read a book or magazine you’ve been dying to read
Reading a book or magazine you’ve wanted to read is the best thing in life. It’s like your own personal escape from reality, and it can be as captivating an experience for yourself alone, and that never gets old!
5 – Listen to your favorite music playlist on repeat
Listening to your favorite music playlist helps relieve stress. A low-beat tempo and soothing soundscape will calm you before bedtime, or while working through a project at home, so it can be the perfect way to wind down in the afternoons when everyone needs some well-earned peace-focused time off.
6 – Play board games
Playing board games with family members or your friends is one of the best ways to relax.
An excellent game night will have people laughing, talking about their day while playing a fun-filled card or dice-based strategy for hours on end can make a welcome change to routine.
7 – Exercise, meditate or do yoga
Exercise, meditation, or yoga are the road to your next level of personal growth. It’s no coincidence that our society has become so focused on self-improvement in recent years; these practices can help us achieve goals such as physical fitness or mental clarity for work!
If you’re looking to take things up another notch, though – whether by improving emotional well-being at home with kids (or not) being more productive every day.
There may be some benefit hidden among all those calories burned during an hour-long class session. In our experience, doing something that brings joy that inspires creativity is a great thing, and who wouldn’t want that kind of return?
8 – Tidy up your room, closet or office space
The act of cleaning can be therapeutic, in and of itself. Tidy up your room, closet and office space to empty all of the clutter that is getting in between you and your life. We know it’s hard, but we need this before our minds start feeling clear and ready to take on new tasks.
9 – Get outside or just take an hour break
It’s time to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine, so take a break! Vitamin D is good for everyone.
The sun gives you rays of life-giving vitamins that will make your day brighter, literally! So go ahead; invest in yourself by taking advantage of beautiful weather.
10 – Cook your way to relaxation – make bread
We can’t always find time for ourselves, but making bread is an excellent way of relieving stress and calming the mind. The process starts with ingredients: yeast, flour, and water. There are many ways you can mix them up to get your desired finished product. It doesn’t matter if it smells a little funny or comes out wonky.
It’s the process that’s important, not the result!