While I’m sitting here in the office at 5pm on a Monday, the sun is down and city lights are glowing through the window. It makes me realize that I haven’t taken the time today to give myself any attention. Of course I took care of the little things like food and heigen but other then that, I haven’t done anything else. So what I can do now that it’s the end of my day and all I want to do is put on my pajamas and curl up on the couch.
These are my go to options when I need some self-care but don’t have extra energy.
Tea - something easy, I like something herbal and fruity at night.
MagCalm - Not only will this help me sleep but it will help my muscles to not cramp after my long day on my feet.
Foam Rolling - Many of you know how I really feel about this
Stretching - while watching something on Netflix it’s a great time to roll around on the floor stretching and playing with the dog.
Heat Pack - pajamas and heat pack before bed is always great.
Essential Oils - a defuser is an easy way to calm yourself down as well as make your whole house smell amazing! I love using our Lavender or Tonify Earth at home when my days are stressful. If I feel a cold coming on, I like Lime Peel or Eucalyptus to keep my sinuses clear.
Epsom Salts - Wether I’m sitting or standing all day, my days are long lately so a hot bath with some epsom salts is a great way to relax my body and mind before a restful sleep.
Meditation - deep breathing or a simple guided meditation track is an easy way to give myself some attention.
Sombra - almost always part of nightly routine … I slather it on my arms, chest and low back the most, then curl up in bed and wait for the chilly tingle to kick in before I fall asleep.
Dance Party for 1- Only good on nights when I have the energy but even on some nights when I don’t think I do, there is nothing better then listening to some great dance music and dancing around out house alone to blow off some of the stress of the day.