Hi friends It’s Friday! Everyone throw confetti!! After my first week back at work, I’m beyond excited to celebrate the weekend! I thought that for today’s Friday Favourites post, I would share my top 10 favourite self-care tips. Because as you all know life can get super hectic and it’s easy to lose sight of looking after ourselves. And I will be the first one to admit that I sometimes forget about self-care amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, let’s kickstart the weekend by diving into the world of self-love and pampering. Let’s go!
Hydrating Face Mask
Nothing feels better than a super hydrating face mask. The best part is that when I treat myself to one it also means that I have to lay down and relax!
Aromatherapy candles are my go-to solution for unwinding after a long day. Lighting a scented candle with subtle warm fragrances makes me feel instantly happier and my home feels cozier. Especially now that it’s winter and some nights are so cold!
A Cup of Tea
I like herbal teas such as chamomile with a splash of honey or any fruit-inspired blend. English Breakfast and Early Grey are also a couple of my favourites. A cup of tea in my favourite teacup and saucer after a long day is just so comforting and soul-soothing!
A Soft Warm Blanket
I definitely prefer summer over winter but if there is one thing that I do like about winter is that I get to wrap myself up in soft cozy blankets at night when I’m watching TV, reading blogs or playing Words With Friends.
The simple act of stretching is amazing for helping to get rid of that annoying knot in my neck. But I’ve realised that I should do it more often and not just when I’m in pain.
I often forget to relax my facial muscles and sometimes I have a full set of baggage under my eyes. Rolling the cool stone over my face is very therapeutic and great for reducing puffiness.
My lovely friend gifted me a beautiful planner full of sweet illustrations and inspiring quotes. It’s kind of my substitution for a journal. I use it as a planner and I also jot down memorable moments and things that I am grateful for.
Lavender Essential Oil
I’ll admit that I used to be sceptical about the claims that lavender essential oil reduces stress. But I was wrong, it really does work!
This week I have been back on track with eating healthier. While I was off from work after surgery and then on holiday from preschool. I was snacking on all the wrong things like there was no tomorrow. But now I have gone back to eating healthier snacks such as fruit and nuts. I do feel much better for it but I can’t lie….I would much rather munch down a bag of salt and vinegar chips any day!
I’m a total softie and will cry easily but I definitely love to laugh often. Laughter is a natural mood booster and can reduce stress levels. I’m super lucky to have wonderful friends and family who still love me even when I ugly cry. And they also love to hang out with me for a good laugh!
I hope you find my top 10 favourite self-care tips as helpful and rejuvenating as I do. Thank you so much for stopping by today to read my blog! Remember that self-care is all about embracing those little moments that make life brighter. Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to being back here on Monday.