Pamper yourself is something we all need in our lives, but it’s easy to feel like you’re always too busy. There are days when I wake up and immediately feel overwhelmed by everything that’s going on at work and at home. On those days, I know that if I don’t make time for myself then I’ll burn out completely. That’s why I’ve found 5 easy ways to pamper myself every day so that self-care becomes a regular part of my life instead of something special or unexpected.
What is self care?
Self-care is a fairly new term that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Although the word “self-care” may have different meanings for different people, it typically refers to activities that help you feel good and pamper you to maintain your health. Self-care encompasses everything from exercise and eating healthy foods to getting enough sleep and spending time with friends who make you feel good about yourself.
Self care can be as simple as taking a long shower or bath, putting on makeup or clothes that make you feel confident, doing something creative (like writing), taking some time out of your day to enjoy nature, listening to music that makes you happy—all of these things are ways to practice self care.
5 easy tips to pamper yourself every day
Connect with your loved ones
Ways to connect with your loved ones:
- Call or text your loved ones – This is a great way to keep in touch with people who are far away and remind yourself that you’re not alone on this planet. You could even consider setting up a weekly phone call with someone, as it’s easy enough to do and can help strengthen relationships.
- Go out and see them in person – If you have family members that live closer by, take time out of your busy schedule to go visit them at least once every few weeks or so. Seeing someone face-to-face can be much more meaningful than just sending texts back and forth all day long (although texting is still important when it comes down to business).
- Have meals together – Make sure the next time there’s an event where food will be served, try asking one of your friends if they’d like to come along so that the two of you can bond over delicious food while discussing whatever comes up—even if it’s just talking about how delicious the food was. Food can bring people together as nothing else can; sometimes just being able to share something like this could make all the difference between feeling lonely versus having friends around all day long each week/month/year whenever possible without fail no matter what else happens within life itself.”
Take a break from social media
We all know that social media can be a huge time suck, but it’s also a great way to get in touch with people. You can post pictures of your life, have conversations about current events, and see what’s happening in the lives of your friends. But it can also make you feel bad about yourself. Social media is full of carefully curated photos of people who look better than you do, making you feel jealous or inadequate. When everyone else seems to have everything figured out and seems perfect, it’s hard not to feel like there’s something wrong with you (even if there isn’t).
There are even studies that show how social media makes us worse versions of ourselves: when we see others doing well—especially if they’re famous—we tend to compare ourselves more often and negatively against them (which isn’t healthy). We might start acting more aggressively towards others because our self-esteem is low; we may even begin lashing out at other people because we feel threatened that they might be “better” than us somehow.
Slow down in the shower
- Take your time in the shower. If you can, set aside a little longer than usual to really enjoy the experience of taking a shower, especially if it’s not something that you do every day. If your schedule allows, have a hot bath instead.
- Use a nice-smelling soap or gel. A good-smelling body wash will make you feel fresh and clean all day long, so look for something that works with your skin type and is pleasant on the nose (and eyes!).
- Relax in the bathtub. Soaking in warm water can be incredibly relaxing—especially if you add some aromatherapy oils or bubbles from bath bombs or other products designed specifically for this purpose. Additionally, try listening to music or reading while soaking in the tub; this will help slow down the pace even more so that you can fully relax before getting out again.
Talk yourself with positive affirmations
There’s a reason why so many people love to talk to themselves. It helps them stay motivated, and sometimes it can even be an effective form of therapy. When you’re feeling down or frustrated, take some time to give yourself a pep talk. Tell yourself that everything will be okay and that the next day is going to be better than the last. You deserve to feel good about yourself and your life.
You should also give yourself credit for all of your accomplishments—no matter how small they may seem at times. If you didn’t reach one goal this week but did manage to accomplish something else, remind yourself of how amazing it was that you were able to do that much in such a short period of time! Your self-esteem will thank you for giving praise where praise is due.
It’s easy for us as humans (and especially women) to tend not only to focus on what we don’t have but also forget about our strengths and abilities altogether because we are too busy comparing ourselves against others who seem more successful in whatever area we value most highly – whether career success or social media popularity etc. However, if we stop focusing on other people long enough then maybe instead focus more on ourselves; maybe then we might see how beautiful are own lives actually are right now and realize how truly blessed we really are.
Take a good nap
Taking a nap is an easy way to pamper your body. Napping can help you feel more alert, refreshed, and focused. Even short naps are beneficial, but longer naps are even better. According to research from Harvard Medical School, taking two 30-minute power naps per day can help improve memory and performance throughout the day.
If you have trouble falling asleep at night or don’t live near your bed when working, try taking a 10-15 minute afternoon break for some peaceful “me” time in which you rest during daylight hours instead of nighttime hours (the least effective time for sleep).
Pampering yourself is a great way to boost your mood and feel happier. It’s also an easy way to improve your self-care routine and make sure that you’re taking care of yourself properly. Whether you want to treat yourself with something small like a bath or a long soak in the tub, or if you want to spend some time going through all the steps of pampering yourself every day—I hope these tips will help inspire you.