It’s no surprise that my plan to do daily blog posts this past week didn’t end up happening. But it’s a good thing. My anxiety is feeling a little less present and I’ve gotten some restful sleep and I’ve been able to relax a little more. Which leads me to my second and currently last tip for getting some much needed sleep: pampering.
I struggled with that phasing for a few hours before deciding to go with it. Pampering had a shallow and frivolous connotation at times, which definitely isn’t how I mean it to come across. What I mean by pampering is to find something that makes you feel a little more at peace and do it.
For me, that’s taking care of my skin. I can tell when my spirit is dimming when I decide I don’t have to do my skin care routines. This past week, I barely washed my face once a day.
But caring for my skin makes me happy. It is a way I show myself love. And using a face mask once or twice a week gives me one or two times I can sit back, relax, and know that I am loving myself.
This is one example of many in my tool belt, but the point is that we can love ourselves without shame, and that calms us. Maybe you spend $40 on face masks at Ulta, maybe you go for a run. To each their own.