With everyone still adjusting to the new way we live, work and play – self-care remains one of the most vital outlets for maintaining mental well-being. If you decided to dive in headfirst into the depth of your job while neglecting your rest time, stress would eventually catch up with you. On the contrary, you may find it challenging to have a routine; improving self-care is the key to managing your time successfully while doing everything from home.
Make Self-Care a Part of Your Daily Routine
Yoga, alongside other types of exercise, and meditation, have been proven to have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. You don’t need to spend hours practising either of them; even a few minutes a day would increase your productivity.
You can also view self-care from a different angle by taking on a new hobby. Try something you’ve always wanted or even something you never thought you would find interesting. Right now, we have time to explore ourselves and discover skills and interests we forgot we had since we were children.
Another great way of relaxing is to have a spa day. Getting to a professional spa may not be realistic right now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home. You can turn it into a social event within your household and enjoy unwinding together.
How to Have a Perfect Spa Day at Home
In countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, going to a bathhouse (Hammam) has become a social event. Attendees plan a whole day of activities, socialise and nurture their body and soul. Why not allow yourself the same luxury and organise a spa day at home?
Fist of all, don’t forget to prepare snacks, spa without a beverage and some nibbles should be considered an act of crime. Then make sure you have your favourite Bathehouse bathing ritual picked out with any other beauty products you love. Remember to put relaxing music on (although if you decide to pick something a little more upbeat we won’t hold it against you) and light a few candles. After that, you will be ready to fill up a bath or if you are lucky a jacuzzi.
For a complete spa experience, why not try the Polynesian ritual by Bathehouse? The soothing salts combined with the sweet frangipani fragrance is sure to help you wind down after a long day. While taking a bath, it is an ideal time to give your hair an extra treatment. After you shampoo your hair, use hair conditioner as a hair mask by leaving it in for 5 minutes. It is important to hydrate your scalp, you can do it by massaging hair conditioner into your skin. To complete your spa experience, apply body lotion all over, giving extra attention to your elbows and knees.
With all the experts advising everyone to wash their hands regularly, and some even suggesting taking a shower straight after you get home, your skin may feel dryer than usual. Spa days at home will not only help alleviate stress but will also nourish and moisturise your skin from head to toe.
If you would like to get more tips on how to stay on top of moisturising, in their article, Washington Post notes that moisturising your skin is just as important in preventing transmission of germs and infections.