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Self Care Sunday
If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been focusing on self care the last several weeks. I even did a Webinar on it a while back. The whole reason I’ve been focusing on it SO much is because I have really realized how much we do for others, and conversely how very little we do for ourselves.
We let our goals and best intentions for taking care of ourselves fall by the wayside because there are things that we consider to be more important than taking care of ourselves.
The thing is that taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be THAT difficult. It doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to cost a lot (or even ANY) money. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time.
Last week, while watching TV, I painted my toenails. I never paint my toenails. But I was so excited about a new polish combination, I knew I just had to. And let me tell you, every time I’ve looked at my feet it’s made me happy. And that is totally worth the 5 or 10 minutes it took to paint them. =)
I reserve Sundays for a lot of my self care. I may take a leisurely stroll through the park with my Corgi. I try not to do a whole lot in the way of “work.” I do have some Sunday chores like laundry and meal prep for the week, but I don’t let them interfere.
One of my favorite Self Care Sunday routines includes giving myself a facial.
I used to go and get a facial once a month. But honestly, because I would have to sneak it in in the middle of the day when I was supposed to be working, it was never really that relaxing for me. When I quit going, though I wanted to make sure that I was still taking care of my skin. So, I began a process of giving myself a facial every week. Admittedly, my facials aren’t as strong as the chemicals and peels that the esthetician put on my face, but I can also say that they’re cheaper, easier for me to do, and I have never had a reaction to them like I have the chemicals.
So today, I want to share with you a little eguide I put together with some of my favorite kitchen facials. It’s completely free, includes some recipes and how-to instructions. You can check it out below.
And P.S. The facial I’m doing today is lemon juice, ground oatmeal, turmeric (be careful, turmeric can stain), and green clay. =)