Recent research reveals that the average American only gets 43 minutes of "me time" per day. That equals only around five hours a week.
Could you use a little more TLC?
While it might be difficult to squeeze in alone time, the payout is well worth it. When you invest in your personal health and wellness, you can help relieve mental and physical tension and embrace each day with greater clarity and gratitude.
The best part? Your routine doesn't have to be elaborate. Today, we're sharing how to pamper yourself at home! Read on to discover seven easy steps that can leave you feeling like the best version of yourself, starting tonight.
1. Indulge in a Warm Bath
No at-home spa day is complete without a soothing bubble bath that invites you to sink in and wash off the day.
Fill yours to the brim with warm water and mix in calming essential oils or bath salts to fill your bathroom with scents that bring you peace. Try a scent that's known to be relaxing, such as rose or chamomille, and you'll want to stay enveloped in the calm forever.
2. Call a Friend
When's the last time you hopped on the phone and actually spoke to a good friend? No, we don't mean texting between bites of breakfast. If there's someone special you haven't connected with in a while, take the time to catch up.
Give the kids 30 minutes of quiet time and take this moment for yourself. Then, spend the conversation talking about your friendship and the things that are important to you.
3. Savor a Warm Cup
The temperatures are dipping and the days are getting shorter. If you're like 68% of Americans, this means you're already craving the flavors of pumpkin spice! Indulge in a warm or iced autumn-inspired coffee and resist the urge to swallow it down in a single gulp.
Take it outside, close your eyes, and breathe in the comforting aroma. For a few minutes, don't think about your deadlines, to-do list or that pile of bills on the counter. This is a moment just for you, and you deserve to savor it.
Coffee not your thing? This quick self-care exercise also works beautifully with hot tea!
4. Sleep in Luxury
Are you used to burning the midnight oil, then falling into bed totally exhausted, waking up and doing it all over again the next day? If so, it's time to make your bedroom more of an oasis.
If you're still sleeping on the same sheets from college, your current routine might be less than inspiring. It's time to invest in luxurious sheet sets, comforters, duvets and blankets that help you anticipate your turndown time each night.
Start with a great set of sheets, like our Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set. Then, top them with a snuggly, comfy top layer, like our Organic Merino Wool Comforter. Soon, you'll begin to plan your whole evening around sinking into your new retreat.
5. Establish a Great Skincare Routine
Are you used to simply splashing your face with warm water before you go to bed each night? One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to pamper yourself is to spend a little more time on your skincare.
Today, you can find plenty of products designed to treat a variety of conditions, from aging to acne. Take your time and invest in a few products that you'll enjoy using each night, such as a cleanser, toner and serum. Add our Chamomille Calming Mask to hydrate and calm your complexion and you've got a go-to routine you'll love.
Set aside about 10 to 15 minutes and take your time with each application. As you wait for each layer to dry, read a magazine or simply relax. This isn't a process to rush through, but one to pore over.
6. Practice Mindful Breathing
Does life seem to be rushing by lately? It's all too easy to get caught up in the fast pace of everyday living and forget to check in with ourselves. This is why it can be so restorative to take a few minutes each morning and look inward.
For some, this might mean spending time in prayer. Others may find peace from meditation or simply sitting in silence. You can even find guided meditations on mobile apps such as Calm or Headspace.
Whichever exercise you prefer, find a comfortable spot and try to block out any distractions or outside noise. You don't have to spend a long time here, but starting your day in this way can help you feel more peaceful and centered from the very first hour.
7. Upgrade Your Pajamas
Sure, that threadbare pajama set might be well-loved and worn-in, but is it truly enveloping you in comfort every night? If not, it's time to upgrade your PJ game!
Thankfully, we've got you covered. Our sleep apparel is designed to cover you in silky, smooth fabrics that make it easy to get a great night's sleep. From our Luxury Ladies Pajamas to our Napper T-Shirts, eye masks and more, you'll wonder why it took you so long to make the switch.
Learn How to Pamper Yourself At Home
You don't have to wait for a day at the spa to feel and look your best. When you know how to pamper yourself at home, you can indulge in some much-deserved luxury any day of the week!
While these seven tips can inspire you, feel free to add your own to this list! Light some candles, read a great book or unwind with some beautiful music. If it speaks to your soul and brings you peace, it's worth savoring.
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