At this point during winter, the harsh weather elements can take a toll on us. The lack of sunny days, the cold dry air and the lack of social events on our calendar can make our minds and spirits feel…blah. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about how we can revamp and revitalize our fashion. Now, we’ll talk about what we can do to revitalize ourselves. Here are some ways to take care of and treat yourself.
One way to revitalize your mind and body is with a massage. Our skin dries out because of the cold dry air, our bodies ache from the tenseness of trying to keep warm and the lack of sunny days can make us feel cranky and drained. A massage can do wonders to help. It relaxes our bodies. The quiet from all of the noise will give our brains a rest. The environment filled with calming aromas and tranquil music forces us to slow down and take a deep breath. We will instantly feel less stressed and tense. If you can’t get to a spa, you can create a similar environment in your home with candles, relaxing music, a long hot bath and a great sheet mask.
Next, treat yourself to something that will make you feel good. A kind gesture to yourself may be just what you need to get though the week or day. That could be treating yourself to a great fitting pair of Sebastian McCall Jeans, a fancy dinner with your girls, a box of Godiva chocolate covered strawberries all to yourself or even a day where you forego all obligations and just sit on the couch and read. Whatever will bring you happiness for that moment, do it. It’s worth the investment.
Finally, connect with someone. The cold weather forces us to take refuge inside our homes. We don’t get to socialize as much. Sometimes a good laugh with friends and family is just what we need to lift our spirits and bring life back into the gloom. Host a game night, throw a Galentine’s brunch or participate in a book club. Chances are, you aren’t the only one feeling like they need to be invigorated.