While trying to balance our busy, everyday lives, it can be hard to make time for self care. With all the craziness going on right now, chances are you're stuck at home. Because of this, we've put together a guide to all of our favorite self care activities. From hair and face masks to reading a good book, we know some of easiest ways to pamper yourself and how to dress for the occasion. Get ready for some much need relaxation!
Keeping a routine is an important part of staying productive and feeling like yourself. Part of a routine is getting dressed in the morning. Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to sit around in your pj's! Choose some cute loungewear that'll keep you comfortable throughout your day. Some of our favorites are two piece sets, cozy sweaters, and fun jumpsuits! Check out our comfy loungewear collection to find your favorite look. Throw you hair in a messy bun and you're good to go! You can still look great and feel confident even when you're cooped up at home.
DIY Spa Day
We can't think of anything more relaxing than an in home spa day! Here are some of our favorite recipes and ideas for pampering your hair and skin.
DIY Hair Masks
For Dry Hair:
2 tablespoons of honey + 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
For Itchy or Flaky Scalp:
2 tablespoons of brown sugar + 1 tablespoon of olive oil
For Oily Hair:
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar + 1 lemon
Mix ingredients well in a bowl. Wash your hair like normal, but skip the conditioner. Apply your chosen mask evenly to your scalp and comb it through your damp hair. Cover your hair with a towel or shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse out with warm water.
DIY Honey Cinnamon Face Mask
What You'll Need
Raw Organic Honey
Test this face mask on a small patch of your skin before fully applying to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Make sure no redness, itching, or irritation occurs.
Add 2 tablespoons of honey into the small bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix until combined.
Tie you hair back and apply the mixture evenly to your skin with clean hands.
Let sit for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat your face dry with the wash cloth.
Organize & Declutter
Trying to relax in a cluttered space is not ideal, not to mention that it's hard to find time in our everyday lives to organize. Cleaning up your surrounding areas will help you to fully unwind and enjoy your time spent at home. Doing tasks such at cleaning out your closet, throwing out or donating unwanted items, and dusting can help to make your home a happier and healthier environment. Check out our closet organization and spring cleaning blog posts for more ideas!
Journal & Read
I'm sure Netflix has become your best friend, but staring at your TV or phone screen all day long can get tiring. Try reading or downloading a new audio book. You're brain will thank you!
Journaling is also a great idea! Take some time to write down your thoughts and ideas. This will also give you an opportunity to go over goals you've made for yourself and to make some new ones! There's no better form of self care than to evaluate what is important to you and to make a plan to prioratize it!
Here are some book recommendations that are at the top of our list!
Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Self care is all about what's important to you, whether that's getting dressed up, calling a friend, or watching your favorite movie. Making time for yourself is one of the most important things you can do. Don't forget to have a self care day soon so that you can stay your glowing and radiant self!
Lexi recently moved to Utah from the beautiful state of North Carolina. She has become a huge fan of Sodalicious and falls in love with every Corgi she lays eyes on. She spends most of her free time going to Target with her boyfriend, watching Friends, or reading a good book.