When the weekend rolls around, select one day to rest. Sleep in. Read the entire paper. Slumber on the couch. Whatever equates to relaxation in your world, make time for it. Some people use Sunday to get their errands done before the alarm goes off Monday morning. Some get those errands done Saturday and make the final 24 hours of the weekend sacred.
Sometimes we’re so caught up in what we’re convinced we HAVE to do, we don’t slow down enough to think about what we WANT to do. If you’re ready to commit to some time for yourself, here are a few ideas that could inspire a good stress-relieving, soul-cleansing, self-indulgent afternoon.
Good Morning Yoga Sequence
Find some quiet time, roll out your yoga mat and practice this 10-15 minute morning sequence designed to wake up the body. These moves will target all the places that might need a little extra space and life breathed into them after a night of sleep. This flowing sequence allows one pose to flow into the next, so take a deep breath and “go with the flow.”
Morning Meditation Practice
Instead of starting off the day with a blaring TV or radio, greet your weekend morning with a distraction-free environment. Morning signifies the beginning of a brand-new day filled with possibilities for us to do good. It’s also the ideal time to set our mindset for the rest of the day. Here is a helpful meditation guide to help you start the day with a positive spirit and calm mind.
Scented Wellness Bath Salts
Nothing soothes the body like slipping into a warm bath. And with the right bath salt aromas added, you can turn your bath time into a true spa experience. These aromatic combinations are your own personal concoctions, so mix and match the scents that work for you. Combine lavender and bergamot for a relaxation spell or mix lemon and rosemary for a mind-clearing experience.
Health-Boosting Infused Water
It’s always important to stay hydrated — especially in the dry Colorado air. But you can enhance your H20 consumption with an array of natural antioxidants and vitamins by soaking fruit in a pitcher or jar of water. Infused water is so easy to make and you can eat the fruit after you’re done drinking the water!
Coffee Body Scrub
As if coffee isn’t awesome enough as it is, you can also turn it into an invigorating body scrub. It’s nourishing, great for dry skin, exfoliating and easy to make! Use it in the shower before you wash with soap, but watch your step — the oil in the scrub can make your tub or shower floor slippery.
So, does reading about these home remedies make you ready for Sunday Self-Care Day? Remember, self-care also involves making healthy choices and staying active daily, even when the weather is cold outside. If you’re stuck indoors, take on a simple home improvement project just to keep the blood flowing. And when the spring weather hits, we hope to see you around the Lantern House!