9.10.2017

reclaim your self care

With cross country in full swing and school consuming most of my day, I'm already lacking in the self care department. When homework and activities begin to demand more of my energy, my window for "me time" is slim to nonexistent. And that's scary, because I love taking care of me-- I've learned that it's vital. That's why I decided to reclaim my self care by working it into my daily routine. Self care doesn't have to be an afternoon at the spa or taking a day off, it can be a lot of little moments that you take to appreciate your mind and body.



1. TURN YOUR SHOWER INTO AN AROMATHERAPY SESSION 
For me, taking a shower is a great "reset button." Try taking your shower up a notch by adding essential oils to fit your mood! Put a few drops on a wet washcloth under the stream of your shower, or try these fizzies. If you shower before bed/are stressed, I recommend using lavender to relax you. If you shower in the morning and need a wake up call, try eucalyptus, mint, or citrus!

2. USE SHAMPOO THAT'S MADE FOR YOU 
Recently I've been treating myself to this Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner, and I am obsessed with it. No one's like you, so your shampoo doesn't have to be like anyone else's! You get to select your hair goals, such as "straighten" or "thermal protection," your scent of choice (I got essential oils and it's amazing), and your color. It even comes with your name on the bottle, how cute is that? Use this link for $5 off.

3. EXFOLIATE WITH A HOMEMADE SCRUB
Mix 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of coconut oil to make your own scrub. Use it when you shower, and it's like a mini spa treatment!

4. MAKE YOUR HOMEWORK SPACE COZY
Chances are, you spend a lot more time at your desk than you'd like to. You might as well make it a cozy, relaxing, and refreshing place to be. Try getting some plants and candles for your desk, and a fluffy blanket for your desk chair.

5. TAKE A MORNING 10
Ten minutes of sleep won't really make a difference on how awake you feel. However, waking up ten minutes early in the morning can impact your entire mood! You can use this time for yourself-- get a cup of coffee, journal, listen to music, or meditate.

Little moments for yourself add up, I promise!


Stay Sunny,
Meg

3 comments:

  1. I feel the exact same way! I've been so incredibly busy ever since school started and it's very important to prioritize self care despite everything else going on. I like the idea of making your homework space extra cozy...I'm in the process of redecorating my room, so I'll use any excuse to pick out some new decor for my space, haha :)

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, Mia! Good luck with re-decorating your room :-)

      Meg

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  2. You have inspired me to take care of myself tonight. As I have been putting myself aside because of intense studies sessions and university work.

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