Let’s face it: finding time for self-care is difficult on any given day. But the holidays often make it even harder to nurture ourselves and fulfill our own needs. Think about it; most of us are constantly running around trying to check off a million to-dos in order to make the festive time as memorable as possible for our loved ones. From hosting themed parties to planning festive meals to finding the perfect gift for each and every friend and family member, the holidays are truly a season for giving. But amidst the hustle and bustle that the season brings, don’t forget to give back to the one person in your life who probably could use some TLC the most: yourself!
Schedule time for you and only you.
It’s easy to forget yourself when you’ve committed to a calendar filled with dinners and parties to attend all season long. But making time for yourself should be just as big of a priority as it is for you to show up for all of your loved ones’ gatherings. Make sure to carve out at least 30 minutes of your day for you at the same time every day, so it becomes a part of your daily regimen. How that time is spent can look different for everyone. It could be journaling your goals for the day, dedicated time to perfecting your craft, trying a new recipe, or simply being present in nature without your phone. And if that means waking up earlier to have some peace and solitude before your loved ones wake up, then take it!
Transform your skincare routine into a relaxing ritual.
Any mundane chore can become a blissful ritual if you mindfully change your intentions. As you wind down for bed, take a few extra minutes to build a comforting ambiance for you to indulge in a delightful skincare ritual. Think calming zen-like music, flickering candles, and warm wet towels to open up your pores. Choosing the right skincare that is both effective and mood-altering is essential, too. Sahara Rose, designed to give its users a sensorial experience, provides skin treatments that effectively nourish skin, but also uplift the senses. Anything but simple, the Sahara Rose Natural Face Radiance Set contains all of the essentials to treat skin holistically. Soothing textures meet spa-like aromatics, making it the ultimate ritual for both skin and self-care to help you get through the craziness of the holiday season.
Make a holiday bucket list.
Call me a sap, but there’s nothing more heartwarming than the feeling of revisiting your childhood with your favorite holiday pastimes. Think driving around in your favorite neighborhoods that go all out with Christmas or Hanukkah lights, visiting a nearby Christmas tree lot to choose this year’s spruce, or simply staying in to bake and have a holiday movie marathon. And while a holiday bucket list can certainly be enjoyed solo, sometimes self-care requires a little bit of help (and laughter) from your closest friends and family.
So, in the spirit of the holiday season, don’t let yourself be the last on your list to give to this year! How will you show yourself some love this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!