Hola Chicas! I think we can all agree we need a little relaxation!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….or is it one of the most stressful times of the year? Between menu planning, gift buying, decorating, cooking, and hostessing on top of keeping up with your everyday routine, this season can definitely feel like a stress fest. I have one golden rule to help get through this hectic time of year–pamper yourself. Schedule yourself some much needed “me time” to relieve the stress of the season. What does “me time” even look like? I’ve written down some of my favorite ways to unwind and simply treat yourself!
I like the Bubblier things in life
Stress Relief Tip #1: Believe in the magic of a hot bubble bath.
Whenever life has been a little too much, I always draw myself a nice bath. The beauty of a bath is that you can truly personalize it to your own tastes and needs. Keep it simple with some bubbles and a candle. Add in a signature Lush bath bomb or some epson salts. Sprinkle in some flower petals and your favorite essential oil to make it feel like you’ve escaped to a Spa. The choices are endless and entirely up to you. The one thing we’ll all have in common in complete relaxation because bath’s are universally tension unwinders.
Stress Relief Tip #2: There is only one thing better than a glass of champagne. A Bottle.
Sipping on your favorite adult beverage at the end of a particularly busy day, is the perfect way to unwind. Grab your coziest blanket, cuddle up on your couch, and pour yourself a nice glass of bubbly or whatever cocktail you prefer. The nice thing about champagne is it’s light, low-calorie, and is known to boost your mood because of the magnesium, potassium, and zinc it contains . A mood booster is exactly what the doctor ordered so sip the stars and let the stress melt away.
Cheers to spending all day in a cozy bathrobe
Stress Relief Tip #3 When life gets messy, turn it into a mud mask.
Really any kind of face mask will do! The important thing is to set aside time in your morning or night time routine to rejuvenate your skin and destress your body. Put on your fluffy bathrobe, have your favorite mask, either store bought or homemade, and a few cucumber slices at the ready. Set a relaxing mood in your bedroom, whether that be music, nature sounds, or an aromatic candle. Then, lay yourself on your bed, apply your mask, put the cucumber slices over your eyes, and escape to 15 minutes of relaxation. A 15 minute spa day is better than no spa day at all!
Stress Relief Tip #4: Exfoliate, moisturize, sleep it off.
Taking care of your skin and your body is the gift that keeps on giving. You might not think that moisturizing would help your stress, but feeling good and having your body feel good too is an instant mood booster. And a better mood is key to wiping the stress of the day away! Add this to your evening routine to ensure a peaceful ending to your day as well as, a great beginning for tomorrow. Exfoliate to remove all the dead skin from your body, then rub on your favorite moisturizer. Don’t forget to take a second after to see how refreshed and feel how soft your skin is!
Stress Relief Tip #5: Going to the spa is as easy as hopping in your shower for relaxation.
Adding a little greenery to your shower goes a long way! Did you know that hanging eucalyptus in your shower cures stress? It’s true! The steam from your shower releases the oils from the eucalyptus leaves which in turn, makes you feel tranquil and have peace of mind. Not only does it help stress, eucalyptus in your shower also helps relieve congestion and improve breathing, gets rid of toxins and bacteria, and makes your bathroom smell clean and refreshing all of the time. Go to your local plant shop or farmers market and grab a few bunches of eucalyptus. Tie the stems together with a rubber band and hang it over your shower head. That’s it! Replace the bunches whenever the leaves start to rot.
I hope these “Pampering Tips” brings you less stress this holiday season, Amigas! Comment down below some of your favorite ways to unwind when the holidays get to be a little too much! Look out for more self-help blogs in the future!