Self-care is a hugely important part of recovery, and if you haven’t yet made it a staple of your week (or day), then it’s time to get cracking! In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things to help you set the mood and relax when it comes time to indulge in some pampering self-care.
SET THE MOOD
First things first, you need to set the mood just right for your self-care. This means different things to different people, but I like to light a scented candle or burn some scented oil, and put on one of my favourite records. If vinyl isn’t for you, I’ve also made a free self-care Spotify playlist!
Once the mood is set, it’s time to get pampering! If you spend all day on your feet (hello fellow teachers), then a foot soak is a great way to release tension at the end of the day. You can either use a soak specifically designed for feet, or just put some Epsom salts in warm water. Epsom salts also work great in a bath with a few drops of your favourite essential oil or bath bomb.
Once you’re out of the bath, it’s time to get cosy! Dry off and moisturise using your favourite lotion (I love Lush’s Sleepy lotion at the end of a long day), and put on a pair of fuzzy socks. Fill up your hot water bottle if needed and curl up under a blanket with a book like the Little Book of Hygge, or any other book that tickles your fancy.