Self-care is one of those things that can easily be forgotten or seem unimportant especially when most of us lead a busy lifestyle, however, establishing self-care rituals is one of the best things I’ve done for myself. Learning to take care of my emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs has made a huge difference in my life. When I put myself first and take care of me, I feel nourished and my life is so much better for it. Here are 4 of my favorite nighttime rituals.
Give yourself a mini facial:
Hello, mask time! It’s something small, but it helps me relax and it feels nice to have a little pampering. Lately, I have been loving Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I love it because it’s an ultra-purifying mask to deep clean and visibly reduce pores. The mask is made from bamboo charcoal and white China clay which helps detoxes pores, combat dullness, uneven skin texture, and control oil. It also absorbs environmental toxins. AMAZING!
Journaling has become one of my favorite self-care practices because it can be done anywhere and at any time. It takes minimal commitment and there is no right or wrong way to journal, but the impact is tremendous. My advice is to simply open your journal and do a brain dump. Don’t worry about what you are writing just write whatever is on your mind and let it flow from there. Some nights you might write a few lines, other days it might be a bit longer. It doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is to do what feels natural and good that day.
Giving yourself a few minutes every day to decompress, breathe, and cultivate your awareness through meditation can have profound effects on your psyche. Meditation is proven to increase concentration and regulate moods. Accessible and user-friendly apps such as Headspace are great because they guide you through daily meditations focused on a variety of topics.
Being constantly connected has become the norm, but it can lead to a frenzied state and being on your phone draws your attention away from the present moment. Changing your technology habits can have a substantial impact on lowering anxiety. I recently did my first 7-day phone and social media detox and it was one of the most liberating experiences. I’m not saying you need to unplug for a whole week, but trying to avoid checking your phone first thing in the morning and establishing a cut off time at night will allow you to slow down and connect with yourself.
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