Life is busy- it can be hard to find time just for yourself. When you do find a few hours to make yourself a priority, you want to get the most out of it, because who knows when you will find this time again.
Get the most out of your “me time” with these fun ideas.
Spice up Bath Time
A relaxing soak in the tub is one of the best ways to pamper yourself. Take your soaking time to the next level by lighting candles and setting the mood with relaxing music. Bubble bath and scented oil can make your simple soak luxurious.
Savor a Nice Dinner
Why not treat yourself to a scrumptious meal? Splurge a bit on ingredients for a new recipe and make yourself a gourmet feast. Cooking is a great way to get your mind off of worry and into creative work. When you sit down to eat, savor each bite, appreciating the time you took to make the meal and to enjoy the new flavors you are experiencing. Including your favorite wine or champagne with the meal adds an extra level of indulgence.
Take Yourself on an Adventure
If sitting still isn’t your thing, then take the opportunity to explore your neighborhood or city’s new sites. This might just be the perfect way to invest in yourself. Finding a place locally you haven’t visited or checking out that shop you have always passed but never stepped inside can be invigorating and renewing.
Listen to an Audio Book
Is there a book friends have been telling you to read? Use your personal time to listen to that book. Put on some cozy pajamas, cuddle under your warmest blanket, have a liquid refreshment nearby and press play. Being read to allows you to immerse yourself in the story and gives your body the chance to relax- you don’t have to hold the book or read the words!
Throw Yourself a Party
It is okay to indulge yourself every now and then. Gather together all of your favorite things (food, drinks, music, movies) and make a night of it! Blast your favorite music and sing along. Watch your favorite movie while eating all of your favorite snacks. Making yourself feel special for the night might make tomorrow a bit brighter.
Enjoy a Great Night’s Sleep
If you are feeling overworked or stressed out, going to bed early in a freshly made bed can soothe your worries. Aromatherapy can also support a good night’s sleep. Consider spritzing your sheets with lavender spray. There is some evidence to suggest that lavender can serve as an effective sleep aid as well as lower blood pressure and heart rate.
Tying it all Together
Making time for yourself is an important way to unwind and prioritize your happiness. Make the most of the moments of quiet you get by taking care of yourself. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you chose to pamper yourself, what matters is that your “me time” invigorates your mind, body, and soul.