How To Create A Magical Self Care Day For Mental Health!
Self care is great for your mental health and well being! It gives you time to rest your mind, reconnect with yourself and reset! If you’re feeling mentally exhausted, try creating a magical self care day to help release all of your stress. Always remember to take care of yourself! You are entitled to Sometimes you need to hear that!
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The benefits of self care include: reduced stress, decreased depression and anxiety. Taking time for yourself helps you feel calm and relaxed. It also shows you and others that you value yourself, which can boost your feelings of well being!
Create A Magical Self Care Day
Wake up before everyone else. Even if it’s just 10 minutes before, it gives you time to quite your mind, prepare for the day and enjoy a cup (or sip) of coffee in peace!
Give thanks. Being grateful will set you up for a day full of opportunity and positivity! Write a letter to the universe saying thank you, or start a gratitude journal. The first thing I do when I wake up is greet the universe with thanks for another awesome day ahead.
How you start your day, determines how your day will go. When you wake up feeling positive, your day follows suite.
Be productive. If you have a day off work, be sure to check some things off of your do-to list! Try some time management strategies to help you better manage your time, this way you don’t feel so stressed out and can actually relax during your down time. This may not sound like ‘self care’ but taking care of yourself involves actually taking care of yourself!
Do something just for you. Take a walk by yourself. Read a book, enjoy a bubble bath or a specialty coffee outside.
Meditate. Caring for yourself starts within! Meditation can help you connect with the universe, de-stress and re-focus. However stressed out or anxious you feel, once you learn the power of meditation you can release those negative emotions and rely on a divine partnership with the universe.
Here’s how: Take 10 minutes, in your home to mediate, in a quiet space. You can light candles, burn incense, or put on some calming music. Simply sit up straight, legs crossed and place your hands on your knees with your palms open. Then, let your mind wander. Ask the universe for guidance, for help, or inspiration. Meditate with the intention to receive guidance from the universe and let her lead the way!
Rejuvenate. Self care begins on the inside, but let’s not forget about the outside! Take a nap, soak your feet, paint your toes, or do a DIY face mask.
Or try this super brightening mask, I love it so much!
Go off the grid. Just for the day- no cell phone, no tv, no social media. This way you won’t be so distracted and can really focus on YOU!
Aromatherapy. Scents affect your mood! Diffuse some of your favourite blends and chill!
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Do it with intention. Whatever you do on your self care day to make it really magical, do it with love and with the intent to bring you joy and happiness!
Create a magical bath. End your self care day with a bath. Prepare your bath with the intent to relax! All of your worries and stress will be washed away. Think you need some fancy bath bombs or bubble bath to enjoy a self care bath? Think again! You can add things you likely have around the house like milk and coconut oil and create a luxurious bath time!
Ingredients For Magical Bathtime
- Milk. Use a cup of milk for a soothing, hydrating soak.
- Epsom Salts. Use a cup of Epsom salts to help detox and relax your bod.
- Essential Oils. A few drops of your favourite essential oils make an amazing bath! Lavender and chamomile are perfect for a relaxing bedtime bath!
- Melted Coconut Oil. Moisturize and heal your body with the power of coconut oil in your bath!
- Baking Soda. Baking soda neutralizes, exfoliates and detoxifies your body! Sprinkle 2/3 of a cup into your bath and enjoy!