It can be really hard to turn the news off these days. But your mental health is so incredibly important in order to stay productive. A good way to start is at home, with a “self care” day.
If you’re reading this and you notice your jaw is clenched, or your shoulders are tense, call out sick! First, turn your day around with a morning yoga session, roll your mat out and light a candle.
Starting off your day with a mantra also helps, if you aren’t sure what yours could be, we’ve listed a few below. Pick one and choose your spa day experience below.
“All is well, right here, right now”
Lemons have a natural healing property for lowering anxiety. If you chose this mantra, you may be feeling anxious. With recent news and the daily stress of work and relationships, you need to orient yourself. Use your eyes to float around the room and repeat the mantra to yourself.
The recommended spa treatment for you is a Sugar Lemon Scrub. Not only will you feel rejuvenated with soft skin, you’ll feel the anxious nerves calm and cool away.
6 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons of White Sugar
Make sure to complete your spa day with a lavender bath, reading a good book and spending time with an animal. If you don’t have a cat or dog, you can spend time with birds outside, or take notice of small creatures living in your yard.
“I am enough”
If you chose this mantra, you know you are enough already. It’s time to bring your inner beauty outward! You need a spa day that will make your heart shine and bring out the perfection you already have.
Milk has brightening and moistening properties. If you’re dealing with rough skin, milk will smooth and bring deep moisture. Avocado is also very healing for dry skin.
1 tablespoon milk
The two can be smashed or combined in a blender. Apply the mask on and take a nap. Make sure you’re cooking a delicious and healthy meal tonight. You’ll want to give your best friend a call and soak your feet in warm water.
“Laughter lightens my load”
If you chose this mantra, you are looking for a good laugh. You’ve been laughing a lot and are noticing more lines. You’re gonna get a giggle out of this spa day at how simple it is!
First, spend your morning coffee watching a comedy TV show or movie. Yep! Just start your day off laughing, go ahead, spa days can include entertainment.
Now, you’ll need one simple ingredient: MAYONNAISE. Yep, just about 3-4 tablespoons of mayo, this is your face mask.
Yes, it’s a little funny, but mayonnaise has a skin tightening property that will help with those laugh lines. You can even use this around your eyes every few weeks or so, as your lines start to smooth.
It’s so simple and has been there the whole time in your pantry. Mayonnaise can even be good on a sandwich, which is exactly what is recommended for this spa day.
Take a load off after applying your mask, make a yummy sandwich and enjoy the day!
“Choose calm and peace”
If you chose this mantra, you’re looking for some peace. Repeat this mantra to yourself as you wake up to your morning coffee or tea. Lay out the ingredients for your spa day before you leave for a walk:
⅓ cup cooked oatmeal (instant oatmeal works also)
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Spend the first hour of the day taking yourself for a walk, bring your furry friend if you choose. Now that you’ve decided to choose calm and peace today, prepare your facial for your spa day. Combine after both are room temperature and apply this to your face.
Light a candle and take a load off your chest. Journal today, take a nap and avoid technology.
Finish Your Spa Day In Namaste!
Remember that no matter which spa day you choose, make it your own. Choose what feels right and try to learn as much as you can. An evening candlelit yoga session will ensure a