A common misconception about Valentine’s Day is that you should only pamper and express love to other people.
But that’s not true! There’s someone else whose inner and outer beauty deserves recognition: yourself! And if you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably overdue for a little loving self-care.
So, in addition to buying the chocolates and the teddy bears, let’s go over some calming self-care rituals that will bring out both your inner and outer beauty for you to love on February 14.
5 Self-care Ritual Ideas To Calm and Beautify Your Mind and Body
Here are five ideas for self-care rituals, most of which you can perform yourself at home on Valentine’s Day – or whenever you need them!
Human beings’ minds are so cluttered with intrusive thoughts, worries, and fears that it’s hard for us to have a moment’s peace, even when we’re not busy with our hands.
If this is you, consider setting aside a few quiet minutes each day to meditate and clear your mind of your swirling emotions. This is good for your mental and physical health. In fact, research studies show that the act of meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and even relieve depression.
Much like meditation, yoga provides a lot of health benefits, including making you feel calmer and improving your mood. It can also improve your strength and flexibility, which is good self-care for your body.
Try to set aside at least 15-30 minutes each day for yoga. You can even do it at home, as there are plenty of great (and free) yoga instructors on YouTube.
Who doesn’t love a facial? Facials are refreshing and calming to the skin, plus they also unclog your pores and reduce unsightly acne and other impurities. This makes them a great self-confidence booster!
4. Drinking Tea
Most Americans are familiar with the longstanding British tradition of drinking tea every day in the middle of the afternoon.
Aside from satisfying your hunger between lunch and dinner, this ritual can also help you destress. We’re not just making that up: many teas, like peppermint and lemon balm, have been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to soothe the mind and body.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until the afternoon to enjoy a nice, comforting, steaming cup of tea. Brew one up anytime you’re feeling unbalanced or anxious, and let the act of drinking this smooth beverage ground you.
Sometimes, to pick ourselves up and remind us how beautiful and deserving of love we truly are, we need to speak it out loud.
Starting today or the next time you’re feeling down about yourself, try looking at yourself in a mirror and saying these positive affirmations:
- “I am beautiful, inside and out.”
- “I am confident in my beauty.”
- “I am worthy and deserving of love.”
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Though we can’t help you meditate, do yoga, drink tea, or affirm your beauty, we can certainly provide you with a calming and revitalizing facial! Let this be your gift to yourself – not just on Valentine’s Day, but all throughout 2024!
Call Touch MedSpa in North Myrtle Beach at (843) 249-5433 (or book a free consultation online) to schedule one of our amazing facials ASAP!