Originally published on Relish Growth.
This post will share seven easy self-care ideas for intentional women.
If there’s one thing I’ve been taking even more seriously since the pandemic, it is self-care. It is not even limited to getting things I want for myself instead of waiting for someone to get them. It is more like prioritizing myself in every area.
Like paying extra attention to my physical, emotional and, most importantly, mental health, almost two years into the pandemic, I have not remained the same.
While some people may attribute self-care to having access to luxurious spas and resorts, I consider it a lifestyle. Which means I don’t have to wait until there’s an occasion.
I make daily lifestyle choices that prioritize self-care. As such, I’m putting myself first every single day.
Let’s get right into it!
Here Are Some Easy Self Care Ideas You Can Do At Home
In no particular order;
Have a Workout Routine
Don’t wait until you need to lose weight to work it out. While it is nice to have a goal, it sometimes takes the fun out of exercising. So, start slowly and be consistent. Before you know it, it has become a routine, and you don’t struggle as much.
You don’t know how much working out can help your overall well-being. If you’re feeling stressed, work out. If you’re depressed, try working out. Regardless of how you prefer to work out, either at home or at the gym, just do what works best for you.
Use Matching Bath & Body Products
Before now, I just used to pick body products with random scents until I learnt how to layer your scents to smell fresher and longer. So, whatever body care products you’re using in the shower, from body wash to body scrub to lotions, make sure they’re from the same product line or they have similar scents.
This is particularly useful for those who are allergic to perfumes and colognes.
I currently use the Soap & Glory line, which smells so heavenly.
Make Bath-time Luxurious
It goes without saying that if you’re using matching body care products, you want to ensure your bath time is as luxurious as possible. Light a candle, play music and work slowly and gently on every corner of your body with your body care products.
While I understand different women have various lifestyles, you can take some time out during the weekend for bath-time self-care. I particularly love this period because it allows me to think without distractions.
Learn how to Wax Yourself
Yeah, some people prefer to visit their estheticians to get waxed. But what if you find yourself in a country without them? Thankfully, there are a lot of at-home wax kits you can get online. My favourite is Sugar Coated Hair Removal Kit.
There’s something exhilarating about being able to wax yourself at home. It takes time and practice to get it right with everything else, so don’t be afraid. Start from your armpits and then your legs. Afterwards, you can graduate to the bikini area.
Have a Side Hustle.
No matter how small, you need to have a side hustle. If you don’t want to leave your home, try getting an online side hustle. There’s nothing as liberating as having your own money and not having to depend on anyone. Plus, you never know when that extra income will come in handy.
So, if you’re still struggling to get that dream income, start a side hustle to supplement your main existing income. Plus, this allows you to pick up new skills you might find useful later on.
Take Solo Trips
I don’t like when women have to wait for their partner, siblings or friends to travel. Believe me when I say you never want to stop when you start taking solo trips.
\There’s so much power in having the freedom to go and do whatever you want. It’s simply empowering. From the planning process to the moment to step foot into your home when you get back.
Solo trips are everything they say it is and so much more. If you’re struggling to prioritize travel, try to save for it separately. Or better still, get a side hustle that will solely fund your trips. Here are some tips for the first-time female solo traveller.
Organize your Life
I recently got into organization, and it’s been so good for my mental health. Aside from helping me declutter, I can get various storage organizers and just put my home in order. I have organizers for most things from the kitchen to my bedroom.
Plus, things are much easier to reach, and I can create even more space. So, if you’re home is making you feel restless and antsy, try some organization.
I hope you find this list of seven easy self-care ideas as useful as it has for me.
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