Things To Do When You Need Some “Me Time”
Every day seems to get a little busier than the day before. The seasons change, the holidays approach, and responsibilities are pulling you in every direction all at once. Sometimes you need to set aside a few moments of time to take care of yourself and get a release from everyday stressors. Try a few of these ideas today.
Drink Something Warm
Even on a hot day, a warm drink is comforting; but it is wonderfully healing on the coldest of days. The mere act of preparing the beverage can be cathartic in the routine itself. Try a steaming mug of turmeric golden milk when you wake up, after a meal, or any time throughout the day. Enjoy it while sitting in your favorite chair with an enticingly good book. It will leave you feeling calm and warm in the best way!
Schedule a Spa Day
Pick a date and set up a spa day just for you. You can invite a friend or have a relaxing day for one. Pick a full spa package or choose your options à la carte to get what you need to destress. If it is not feasible to go full-on at a spa, why not try a do-it-yourself self-care day at home? This can be a lovely respite as you get to be in the comfort of your home. Just make sure you have minimal interruptions.
Watch this video for tips on how to create a DIY spa day at home.
Whether you are moving with a purpose or meandering through the woods, fresh air can do wonders for your disposition. Breathing in the clean air that abounds in nature is cleansing for your body and mind. The act of getting outside usually lends itself to exercise in one form or another. And that is good for your body, as well.
Going for a hike or a leisurely stroll through your city by yourself are ways to disconnect from screens and responsibilities. Moving from inside to outside is an act that makes a switch in your brain from things like “clean the house,” and “work on tomorrow’s proposal,” to “relax and move” instead.
A safety note: Always err on the side of safety as part of self-care. Let a friend or family member know where you are going and what time you plan on returning. While you may think that having a schedule inhibits your free-spirited “me time,” it does not have to. If your timeline changes or you simply want the freedom to wander as you please, let someone know your general end time and tell them you will text when you leave the area and/or arrive safely at home. After all, a twisted ankle or run-in with a wild animal warrants letting someone know where you are, just in case.
Taking care of yourself is not an indulgence, it is imperative and vital to your overall health and lifestyle. You need to give your body and mind some time to relax and replenish to be able to deal with the world around you.