Our Top 10 Self Care Tips This Valentine's Day
Valentine’s day is usually thought of as a day to celebrate your significant other and your relationship. Although sometimes it can be a huge downer when it feels like you have no one to share it with!
Don't forget, your relationship with yourself is the most important! Valentine’s day can be the perfect excuse to treat yourself! What if we spent the day loving ourselves and practicing some self care? Besides, what better day than a day all about love, right?
No matter your relationship status, we have the best self care tips for you this Valentine's day, - or any day of the year! Often-times we are so busy taking care of the ones we love that we forget to love ourselves! As the old saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.
Benefits of practicing self care:
- Gives us a confidence and a self esteem boost.
- Improves energy levels and decreases stress.
- Taking that much needed break can result in being more productive.
- Helps us gain a positive outlook and sense of well-being.
- By giving ourselves what we need, it can in turn make us better caregivers.
Self Care tips:
Take yourself on a date! Get a sitter, put on your favorite outfit, a beautiful, bold lipstick and don't forget your heels! Head to your favorite restaurant, the movies, a wine and paint night, whatever makes you happy!
Have a spa night! This doesn't have to be an expensive, time consuming trip to the spa. Treat yourself to a bubble bath with a great book, light a candle, throw on a face mask and unwind! You will feel refreshed and so relaxed.
Pour yourself a glass of wine and cook your favorite dinner or try that new recipe you haven’t had the time to make! Don’t skip the dessert! Our Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake is the perfect Valentine’s day treat without the guilt!
Grab a pen and paper and write down all of the things you love about yourself! This might sound cheesy, but it is a great way to reflect on all of the positive things about you! Sometimes, we can be our worst critics with all of the negative things we tell ourselves. By acknowledging the positive on a regular basis, we begin to shift our mindset and be a little kinder to ourselves.
Rest! Lack of sleep is something we just seem to accept in our daily lives. Catching up on some much needed rest can be the perfect reset. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on both our minds and our bodies. Embrace the break!
Take a social media break for the day! Turn the phone off! The steady stream of endless Valentines date night posts can be a downer. Plus, it can be freeing going off the grid even if it is just for a day!
Eat right and don't forget to drink enough water for the day! By making sure you take care of your nutrition early in the day, you will be less likely to take out your feelings on some not so good choices later on! Both our Nutralean and Nutravegan prebiotic protein powders help to keep you full and reduce even the toughest chocolate cravings! Have you heard about how the unique fiber used in Nutracelle's protein products supports women in the African Gumbelt? Check it out, its a great story!
Get outside! There is something about fresh air that seems to clear the mind! Plus, exercise is one of the best ways to raise serotonin levels, which will make you feel great! Take a walk, go to your favorite part of town and take in the scenery, watch the sunset or even spend some quality time taking your furry friend for a walk! Maybe sign up for that class you have been wanting to try!
Treat yourself! Buy that new outfit you have had your eye on! No kids clothes allowed! Often we get a case of "Mom guilt" when we buy things for ourselves. Let go of the guilt and give yourself a well deserved gift!
Make it a girls night in and celebrate your friendships! If you really can't face spending the evening alone, all of the above can be done with your Besites in tow.
We hope these tips help you to embrace your most important relationship, the one you have with yourself. We lead such busy lives, we tend to forget to take care of us!
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