How I Practice a Day of Self-Care

I love a day of self-care as much as the next person. It’s the perfect way for me to hit the reset button on myself and feel better after a long week. I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like indulging in a little self-care. It’s necessary for me in order to function and thrive in my every day life.

Of course, everyone practices a day of self-care differently- and that’s okay. Everyone’s definition of self-care is different too, but that’s what makes it a little fun.That’s why I’ve decided to share with you how I practice a day of self-care. Perhaps it’ll spark some inspiration you to adapt one or more of the things I do.

1. Giving my hair some extra TLC

I hate doing my hair, but I love taking care of my hair. I honestly have no clue why I am the way I am, but oh well. Still, I try to give my hair a little more attention when I practice a day of self-care. I find it makes a difference in its health, but it also makes me feel better afterwards.

The first thing I do is use a hair mask after getting my hair wet. (I currently love this one by Together Beauty!) I’ll also wash my hair with an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner by Redken instead of my regular shampoo and conditioner just because I find it more hydrating. Once I’m done showering, I’ll use a Redken hair oil and a leave-in conditioner (like this one from Together Beauty) to make my hair even better. That’s the final step in the first part of my day of self-care.

2. Giving my skin some extra TLC

After a week of heavy makeup and whatnot, I always try to give my skin extra attention. Once I finish washing my face and dry it off, I’ll shave off whatever peach fuzz is there with a razor. Then I get to use whatever face mask I wish. (You can check out some of my favourites in this Reel I posted.) But there are other skincare products I like to use depending on what I think my skin needs that particular day. Check out this other Reel I shared to see what products I like to use when I practice a day of self-care!

Of course, it’s not just the skin on my face that I give some extra TLC to. I also make sure that the rest of my skin is given some much-needed attention. This includes using a body scrub, shaving my legs, and moisturizing my legs and whatnot afterwards. Doing all of this may be tiresome to some, but I love it. It truly makes me feel prettier, and who doesn’t want to feel that way?

3. Doing something that I love

After doing all of that, the best way for me to continue a day of self-care is by doing something that I love. That doesn’t mean getting to work or being productive per se- unless that what I wish to do. Sometimes this means watching YouTube, reading a book, listening to music- anything that I truly enjoy doing. When I practice a day of self-care, my ultimate goal is to relax and not think about work or anything that could happen. All I wish to do is take my mind off things, even if it’s for a little while. For me, that’s honestly my favourite part of having a day of self-care!

4. Going to bed earlier than usual

It’s incredibly tempting to stay up as late as possible- especially if it’s not a work night and you want to binge Netflix until you can’t keep your eyes open. Believe me- I’ve been there more than once before. But no matter what, a good night’s sleep is important. There’s no better way to cap off a self-care day then to get to bed early and treat your body well. You’ll certainly thank yourself in the morning for making the choice to go to sleep early for a change. I know I do!

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These are all of the things that I do when I practice a day of self-care. How about you? How do you practice self-care? Let me know in the comments below. Who knows- perhaps I’ll steal a suggestion or two from one of you!

xo,

Elizabeth

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DISCLAIMER: I don’t make money from mentioning or linking any of the products above. I bought all products listed above with my own money. All opinions shared about them are strictly my own.

Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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