If there is one thing women need to do more of it’s pampering on purpose. That’s why when Cassie asked if she could share her pampering tips with you, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
We women wear many hats. We’re moms to humans and furbabies. Some of us run our own business. Others have a career. They might be holding down a job and a business. And then there are women who have devoted most of their time serving others by doing volunteer work.
We are just bad ass, right?
Well, you deserve to pamper yourself mama. Not because you want to spoil yourself but because it’s good for your overall heatlh. And that’s what Cassie is going to share with you today.
So take a break from the crazy and check out the tips Cassie’s about to dish out…
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Pampering On Purpose: Why Treating Yourself Is Healthy, Not Frivolous
Traditionally, women are nurturers, which often means that they put the needs of others before their own needs. While it is admirable that women have a strong desire to care of other people, making their own needs a priority is important for their overall health and well-being.
When women overlook their own needs and put off caring for them, both their physical and mental health can be seriously impacted, which in turn, can impact their ability to care for others.
How can a busy woman with a lot on her plate take care of herself? Here are some self-care tips that are anything but indulgent and will allow you to feel less stressed, more confident and better able to take on everything life throws your way.
How To Pamper Yourself On Purpose
Take a Nap
Sleep is important for your health in a myriad of ways. It improves your memory, boosts your mood and enhances your physical health; and those are just a few of the benefits that sleep provides.
While it may seem like getting more sleep is impossible, especially when you have so much on your plate, if you put in a little effort, you can find the time to fit more snoozing into your schedule.
Go to bed earlier, sleep in a little later, or take a nap in the middle of the day. You won’t believe how much better you will feel physically and mentally when you get more sleep.
Get a Massage
High stress levels can lead to physical and mental tension. A massage can help reduce that tension, untie the knots that have been tied throughout your body and soothe your mind.
Schedule a massage at least once a month. It will help to relieve your stress and make you feel more relaxed, pampered and happier.
Take the time to really enjoy the things that you love. For example, if you have a sweet tooth, give into your cravings once in awhile and enjoy some of your favorite candies, or if the beach has always offered you solace, take a trip by yourself so you can really enjoy the sun and surf.
When you take the time to enjoy something that you love, you’ll notice a marked difference in your overall happiness.
Take a Bath
Sometimes, you just need to take a soak in a hot tub. It eases muscle tension and can help to quiet the mind.
Once a week, clear the kids’ toys out of the bathroom, fill the tub with warm water and bath salts, light some scented candles and enjoy a nice, long soak.
Take a Walk
Head outside and take a walk by yourself. Breathe in the fresh air and take in your surroundings. During this one-on-one time with yourself, you’ll be able to focus on your own thoughts, and you’ll also get your blood flowing, which will help you feel better physically and mentally.
Don’t forget to schedule some much-needed time for yourself in your busy schedule; you will notice a marked difference in your happiness and you’ll be better equipped to care for those that you love.
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Cassie Brewer is a health professional in Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys writing about her passion (healthy living of course!) and everything beauty related. Nothing makes her happier than helping other be the best version of themselves they can be. You can read more at cassiebrewer.weebly.com and follow her on Twitter: @Cassiembrewer.
Over To You
I hope you enjoyed Cassie’s post. More importantly, I hope it motivated you to get out there and pamper yourself!
So, when was the last time you took time out for you? What do you do to pamper yourself? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Share this post with your girlfriends so they can get some pamperin’ too!