My life has been hectic the last few months, from family and work issues to my own health problems and I’ve been run down and exhausted for far too long. I’m not someone who pampers herself alot but I’ve decided that it’s exactly what I need to get back to a happy, relaxed state of mind and I’ve decided that once a week I am going to have a home spa night! I actually had one tonight and it was fantastic, I am so relaxed and ready for bed. I wanted to share what I do when I have one of these relaxing evenings, so that if maybe someone is looking for new ideas for your own spa night you might get some inspiration from mine. 🙂
1:Get in the mood
I start to really unwind and de-stress from a hectic week by putting on my best lazy day clothes, throwing my hair up in a messy bun and making a yummy dinner for myself.
Music is a must for me when I’m trying to relax, it just puts me in a zone where I can free my mind from the worries of the day and focus on the now. I usually pick a relaxing playlist from spotify or songza and head into the bathroom to finally take off my makeup.
3: Bath time
A spa night is not complete without a nice long hot bath (or shower),so I light my favourite candle, throw a relaxing sent in my bath and start to enjoy my evening. I recently picked up the sleep aromatherapy body wash/foam bath in lavender chamomile from bath and body works, it’s such a soothing scent. I find it perfect for relaxation. Also, while I’m taking a bath I always have a huge tumbler of water with me just so I don’t get dehydrated. I feel like I love water a little too much, i always need to have it with me. 😛 I have my shower in the mornings so I’m already clean but if I want to take my spa night a bit further, I will usually do a hair mask and use body scrub to pamper myself a little more.
After getting out of my bath I like to smother myself with body lotion (I use the sleep aromatherapy one that goes with the body wash) and start with my usual night time skin care routine.
To end my night I will brew myself a hot cup of green chai tea and settle in my reading chair with a good book. I find that it’s the perfect way to end the day. Once I’m done my tea, I’ll go brush my teeth and climb into bed and take a moment to write in my journal. By this time I’m usually so relaxed it doesn’t take me long to fall asleep.
My spa night isn’t anything extravagant but it’s perfect for me to center myself for the upcoming week and it reminds me that life is not about rushing around and stressing about silly things and what I have to do. I really think that everyone should take a night to bring them back to the moment, life moves so fast that it all goes by in a flash.. I don’t want to miss it working and worrying.
I hope everyone is happy and having an amazing Thursday!