When you’re dealing with a busy daily routine, pampering yourself is often on the bottom of the list. Taking the time to do so, however, can result in better productivity. How? Because when you feel good, you have the ability to make those around you feel good. When you’re inspired and happy, you’re more likely to do a fantastic job at work and at home, which results in more free time for you.
You don’t have to wait for your next holiday to indulge in pampering. Start right now, with simple things you can do for yourself, each and every day.
1. Use Scent to Lift Your Mood
The power of a beautiful scent to lift your mood is truly incredible. Buy scented candles, or even better, invest in an oil burner and essential oils such as lavender, peppermint and citrus. As you go throughout your day, the aroma of uplifting oils will make you feel pampered and inspired, no matter what you’re doing.
2. Buy Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers in the house or office provide an instant lift every time you look at them. Next time you’re at the shops, don’t just admire them, buy them for yourself to enjoy all week! Or, jump online and check out the gorgeous bouquets available at florists, such as Flowers For Everyone and have them delivered to your door.
3. Play Inspiring Music
When you’re in the thick of a busy day, it’s easy to forget something as simple as playing your favourite tunes, in order to pamper yourself. If you’re at home, switch off the irritating background noise of the TV and play music that either relaxes or revitalises you. Before you know it, you’ll be dancing as you do the chores.
4. Give Yourself A Foot Soak
All you need is a bucket, a couple of drops of essential oil, some warm water and sea salt to create your own pampering spa treatment. Salt is beneficial for tired, swollen feet and the essential oil will help you relax while you soak away the stresses of the day.
5. Get Out into the Great Outdoors
Don’t underestimate the power of a quick walk in the fresh air to make you feel alive and refreshed. Even just a few minutes outside in the sun, walking barefoot on the grass or strolling around the block will help you feel pampered by giving yourself time in nature.
6. Read a Book
Rest and relaxation shouldn’t be put off until there’s time to do it. Prioritising time for yourself, by immersing in a good book, is one of the best ways to include pampering into each and every day. Even if you can only spare 15 minutes while you have your afternoon coffee, get comfy, open that bestseller you’ve been dying to read and dive in.
7. Make The Most of Water
Start thinking about water as your best friend in helping you to pamper yourself. Drinking water all day long will keep you hydrated and aid with mental clarity, spritzing your face with water refreshes you (especially if you add a couple of drops of rose oil), soaking in a warm bath relaxes your muscles and going for a quick dip at the beach or in the pool will make you feel like a new person.
When you incorporate even one of these tips into your everyday routine, you’ll feel pampered because you’re making the effort to give back to you. Better still, try doing all of them, by moving pampering to the top of the list, and watch how easily everything else falls into place!