This momma is ready for the 3 day weekend that is coming up. Even though this is a short week, it feels long for some reason but I am glad to be starting the eve of my 3 day weekend off with self care. I wrote a while back about how taking time out for a spa day/night can help to reduce stress. It’s interesting how stress can cause damage to the body.
What happens when we are driving our automobile and keep ignoring or putting off getting the oil change? Without regular oil changes, the motor can locked up and cause extensive damage. One of the responsibilities that comes with owning a car is maintenance. Maintenance is necessary while having a car. It keeps the car running at its highest level.
This can be applied to ourselves. We get caught up in taking care of everyone and everything by giving giving giving or going going going and all of our energy and time is drain from us. We do not take time out to participate in maintenance for our body and mind. Self care is maintenance. We have stressful long days sometimes even weeks but we do not do anything about it. It just keeps growing until it start attacking our bodies from the inside therefore causing health conditions. We may even convince ourselves that we do not have time to self care but self care is like giving your body regular maintenance to keep it going at its highest level. It is needed. It is just as important as brushing your teeth.
No worries, you can help prevent the stress that comes with giving giving giving or going going going. There are ways to tackle it and spa day/night is one of them. Don’t wait until your body start giving you warnings signs. Be proactive and schedule a form of self care in your weekly routine.
Spa day/night can be inexpensive and effective. It is as simple as getting your favorite relaxing products and creating a peaceful and soothing space. I love the zone I get in when I light my favorite candle, turn on relaxing music, put epsom salt & lavender oil in my water, fav cup of deliciousness, get my fav body wash and lotion and just relax and get lost in the moment of doing and feeling nothing.
I don’t think about to do lists or what needs to be done. I get to participate in a pleasant distraction from everyday life without any guilt. I love the way I feel after I have lost myself in spa night. I know my body loving me because I am giving it something it needs. Rest and relaxation. When I am finished, I feel calm, refresh and relax.
Added bonus is to place a couple drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow before bed. It helps you sleep. What are some pleasant distractions of self care you participate in to reduce stress?