Today I gave myself a little break from all the planning — a little at-home spa day that let me escape and relax for just a few hours. I think changing up your routine (even just for a bit) can do wonders for your mood and energy level, so I’m sharing how to take an hour (or two) for yourself!
1. Draw yourself a bath.
I don’t do this enough, and every time I do — I tell myself I’m going to do this more often. A bath is one of the most relaxing things I can do for myself — I love having a little “me” time and catching up on a good book, listening to a podcast or one of my Spotify playlists.
2. Light a candle.
I know we’re starting to sound real cheesy over here… but, in all seriousness, there’s something so powerful about simply lighting a candle.
3. Finally read that book.
I love to read — it’s honestly one of my favorite things to do. I’m someone who can read a book in a day if I’m really into it, but I have to start it. Since I’m always glued to a screen for both my work and personal life, reading a book that’s not a digital version and actually feeling paper feels like a treat. I just started Big Little Lies this past weekend and will probably finish it this week!
4. Give yourself a mani/pedi.
I paint my nails all the time but I’m talking a spa-like manicure and pedicure. I have an amazing nail kit and went through all the steps just like they do at the salon to prep for my trip and feel like a new person.