The week is usually so long and busy that we have no time to devote to ourselves. This can leave us feeling stressed and make us feel like we’re letting ourselves go. After all, you can’t deny that you’re usually the last on your list of priorities during the week. That’s why the weekend is your chance to finally devote some time to yourself and your self-care. These ideas will have you feeling fresh and ready for the week ahead.
Guest post by: Mia Johnson
Photo by Annie Spratt.
1. Eat quality food
People underestimate how good a quality meal can make you feel. Eating quality and homecooked food is borderline impossible during the week but should be your number one goal for the weekend. There must be a recipe you were dying to try out- and now you’ll finally have the time.
Make sure to include lots of fruits and veggies in your diet, too. Nothing will make you feel more energized and healthier than all the vitamins you’ll be intaking. Plus, fruits and veggies always make for excellent snacks while you’re catching up with your favourite TV show.
2. Try a new face mask
Taking care of your skin and giving your face a chance to breathe is very important. There are plenty of organic skin treatments you can try that will completely rejuvenate your face and make it feel younger and more vital.
It doesn’t matter if you have oily or dry skin, or if you’re fighting a battle with acne- there’s an effective face mask for everyone.
3. Take a bubble bath
When was the last time you actually took a bath? All we do now is take quick showers to clean ourselves because there’s simply no time to enjoy something more. Your weekend nights or mornings can be spent soaking in the tub with all the fragrant little bubbles to keep you company. Go to the nearest store and pick up bath salts and a bath bomb for a more enjoyable experience. If you want something more organic, you can always make the bath yourself.
For extra pizzazz, you should add some flower petals. Light mood candles and place them around the bathroom, too. The atmosphere is as important as the bath. Once all of this is in order, get ready for levels of tranquillity you will seldom experience again.
4. Whiten your teeth
Whitening your teeth at home is always a good idea if you want more confidence and better oral health. For more advice on how you can take care of your teeth on a daily basis, you can always talk to your local Penrith Dental Clinic. This will help you understand the importance of oral health and will motivate you to devote some free time during the weekend to organically take care of your teeth and whiten them.
One of the best methods for teeth whitening is using apple cider vinegar. This is a natural disinfectant and has been used for centuries as one. Brushing your teeth with apple cider vinegar should only happen once a week because it can potentially soften your teeth if you use it daily, so the weekend is perfect. As well as that, make sure to limit the time apple cider vinegar is in contact with your teeth, so as not to erode enamel.
5. Clear your thoughts in nature
Informational overload is a real thing and we’re exposed to it daily. The weekend is your time to actually relax and turn off your brain from all the information you’re constantly processing. One of the best ways to do this is to take a walk in nature without any technologies on you. This will remind you just how beautiful the world is and allow your brain to actually slow down.
As well as that, the exercise will help your body break down stress particles and release some tension. You may be tired when you come back, but you’ll also feel mentally and physically refreshed. You’ll be surprised how easy it will be to focus and do things when your mind is actually clear and not cluttered with a lot of unnecessary information. If you’re digging the positive vibes, you can always add no-phone weekends to your list of self-care ideas. It’s important to take care of your mind as much as it’s important to take care of your body.
As you can see, you can have the self-care routine you’ve always wanted with these tips. Get ready to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated more than you ever have in your life. We’re confident that these ideas will have you in a good mood and that they’ll remind you how important taking care of yourself actually is. Without focusing on you every weekend, you simply won’t have enough mental energy to deal with the hard week ahead.