By Chelsea Reed
Get the kids ready for school... Rush out the door to get to work on time... Pay the bills now so you won’t be late... Convince the client with your meeting proposal… Shop for groceries on the way back home… And think about the next day while you watch prime time TV…
Does this sound like your day? If it does, welcome to the modern world. It’s the place where we try to check off big lists… get on with our day... and put out the next fire! And then there’s one item on our list we shove down to the bottom that we absolutely can’t ignore. And that is…
That’s right, we’re talking to you. Even medical science shows how important it is to take me-time. Making time for yourself is an essential healthy habit. You’ll have more energy, less stress, and more productivity.
So how do you schedule time for yourself? It’s easier than you think! It can be 5 minutes, an hour, or a day - whatever time you’ve got. Here are five ways to get you started.
1. Take a Bubble Bath
Is your bathtub collecting dust these days? It’s time to change that. Regular baths give you a host of health benefits… they reduce stress, improve circulation, and help regulate blood sugar levels. A fun bubble bath like Wine Country Botanicals Aloe Vera Bubble Bath leaves you with a fresh clean scent.
2. Moisturize Like You’re at the Spa
Hot water from showers and baths do leave your skin a little dehydrated, and so can the dry winter air. Why not turn a necessity into a little me-time? Treat yourself to an extra luxurious moisturizer like Essential Rose Life Empower Body Oil. Apply to towel dried skin and any time when your skin needs a boost. Close the door, take in the relaxing scent, and you’ve got your very own silent night - even for only a few minutes!
3. Try a Facial Mask
If you’ve never used a facial mask before, you are definitely missing out! Facial masks provide a host of benefits to your skin like removing toxins and infusing nutrients. The best part is, you don’t have to reserve a weekend for it. Our masks at Indie Beauty Market only take 5-15 minutes to use. Apply, let dry, and wash off. Boom! Instant facial. Of course, you could put sliced cucumbers over your eyes and make an excuse to enjoy the mask some more. We won’t tell if you do...
4. Take the Extra Step to Exfoliate
Like moisturizing, exfoliation is a skin necessity that becomes extra special with TLC. Transform a typical shower into a getaway with a scrumptious body scrub and a washcloth. This Wine Country Botanicals sugar scrub will whisk you away to beautiful California vineyards. You’ll come out with glowing younger-looking skin, ready to take on the world!
5. Have a Beauty Party
Are you energized by being around good company? Reserve time to have a beauty party with your friends! Invite them over to your house so they can show off their own natural beauty products. Swap beauty tips, enjoy skin-enhancing hors d'oeuvres, and have a good time. You deserve it!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the demands of modern life and forget about your well being. But self-care is not selfish! Make sure to carve out time for yourself - your body, family, and coworkers will thank you!