Can't make it to the spa, or don't feel comfortable going to one in 2020?
Below are my 8 favorite and simple tips you can do to have a spa day at home! #amazing
#1 Plan ahead
If you have littles, pets, or needy significant others (kidding--sort of) schedule a day or night on your calendar and set it up on your phone, so you don't forget. Schedule a babysitter, have your significant other take the kiddos out to play, or wait until their asleep in their beds.
#2 Create a spa playlist on Pandora, Spotify or I Heart Radio
Even if you can just barely hear it, music is a great way to calm and soothe the mind and help you release stress
#3 You can't pour from an empty vase...
Okay, I totally heard this from Rachel Hollis' book but it bears repeating. Think of a vase, can you continuously pour from it if it's empty? You are that vase, you need to make mental and physical health a top priority. By taking care of yourself on a regular basis, you can take better care of those you love and care about. Make sense? :)
#4 Stock up on your favorites
Skincare products, 5-in-1 moisturizing exfoliators, bath soaks, face masks, nail polish for mani+pedi tools, jade rollers, and body oils
#5 Keep a stash of special candles
Reserving 1 or more candles that you use exclusively for your spa time will make it feel even more special and feel like a retreat (even at home!)
#6 Keep plants in your bathroom
They make some fantastic looking fake plants (for those of us with black thumbs, although I'm learning low maintenance plants and I can have a healthy relationship-ha!). Plants create a soothing, atmosphere and if you have a variety it'll give your bathroom a vacation vibe, and who doesn't love that?? #me
#7 Pour yourself a drink
Sparkling water, flavored water, champagne, wine, whatever drink feels like a treat to you
#8 Don't... let guilt creep in
Go back to step #3. Seriously.
#9 Splurge on a robe and slippers
If you haven't tried this yet, you need to! It's the little touches that will help make you feel like you're at the spa, with a soft, luxurious robe, and slippers.
Let me know if you try any of these tips. :)