So! I was sitting down last night, watching YouTube videos and I had an epiphany that 2017 will be the year of self-care. I’m not talking about fitness, well not completely but I really want to focus on taking better care of myself this year and I want to encourage everyone else to do so as well. I’m not a selfless person but I, like many other people have the tendency to put taking care of myself on the back burner. Something always comes up and I end up being the last thing I’m concerned with, for me, it’s usually school. Now I’m not saying that you should take the money you have saved away for textbooks or rent or your phone bill and go on a Sephora haul. I’m just saying take a little bit of time during the week, probably on a weekend because we often have more free time then, and take care of yourself.
I normally take my self-care day on Sunday. Which I think a lot of people use because it’s often trending on twitter, to regroup myself by myself. Self Care is something that I do alone. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends have issues when it comes to being by themselves. They’re not very comfortable when they’re by themselves and I don’t believe that’s a healthy habit to get into. I was the same way until I started doing this. We should all be comfortable being alone and this is a good way to get into the habit. A time to learn and fall in love with yourself.
For me, self-care is all about my bathroom. I still live at home because college is expensive and I don’t really get much time to myself because my sisters love to talk. The bathroom is the one place I can go where no one will talk to me, which may sound horrible but silence is golden and important for my self-care. Self Care for me, is taking a nice bath with a bath bomb because Lush exist and I’m addicted to it. I read a book and just take time to relax. I do a facial, Lush also as amazing facials, but you can also get a sheet mask from Sephora or even make your own which I’ve done from time to time. Then I end my night, usually watching YouTube videos or whatever show I’ve been wanting to watch on Netflix with a cup of tea.
Though I highly recommend my weekly self-care routine,I also encourage you to make your own! For you, self-care might be going to a yoga class, bing watching your favorite Netflix shows with a giant pizza or maybe it’s brunch with friends! Find something that you can put into your weekly routine that allows you to relax and recharge so you’re better prepared for whatever the week may throw your way.