We all know that Valentine’s day is a day for lovers. However, this Valentine’s day I going to practice self love. I’d like to focus on us and pampering ourselves. I’m always looking for easy ways to get back to me that won’t break the bank. Here are 5 ways I came up with to pamper yourself on Valentine’s day.
Set aside time for you
Many of us are living a fast paced life. We’re always on the go. We always have something to do. This is a great time to pull out the calendar book and block off 4 hours for you. Do it now and thank me later. Not everyone can fly off to a private island but planning a few hours alone time can help you collect your thoughts and clear your head. Unplug and block off time for us. We have to disconnect. No T.V., computer or phone. Unplugging from the noise of the world will give us a chance to shut off the noise that’s seems like it’s always playing in our ears. Being in a quiet place helps with feelings of being overwhelmed when trying to pampering yourself.
Create a peaceful place with candles
Organize space in your home. Take a few minutes to reorganize your bathroom. The bathroom is often times the easiest room to make completely free of stress so you relax. Set up a comfortable chair or light some incense and disappear there for a few minutes until the tension dissipates. Aromatherapy also helps. It takes only seconds for a beautiful smelling candle to release stress that has built up. Aromatherapy is a great way to pampering ourself. Oils and incense are prefect too. The soothing scents help combat stress and anxiety. It’s know that the smell of citrus can help us relax by increasing levels of the stress-related. Just the smell of coffee can help reduce stress hormones.
Meditation and Peaceful Music
Five minutes of self reflection is all it takes to start to see the benefits of meditation. Silent meditation can relieve stress and depression. Being in a comfortable quiet place, concentrating on breathing help the anxieties start to disappear. Meditation takes you into focusing on your whole being as a form of relaxation, rather than just focusing on one area of your body as any other relaxation technique tends to do. If you’re like me you may want to have a little music playing in the background. Make a playlist of music you love that will allow you to relax your mind.
A quick stretch can help with muscle tension. Do a few minute of yoga. Dancing is great too. A good stretch, but it helps create peace of mind. Cardio is great for the enhancing endorphins. The chemical release of moving will make you happy and block any feelings of pain.
Give yourself a gift. Send yourself some flowers or an edible arrangment. Order yourself a dress or those shoes you’ve been really wanting! It’s ok TREAT YO SELF!
If worst comes to worst spend Valentine’s day planning a vacation. A get away is yet another great way to pamper ourself.
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