It’s always fun to get ready for big events (weddings, birthdays etc.), but we also have to keep in mind the amount of mental, emotional and physical effort these events place on us. Whether we can feel them or not. That’s why when we get back from them, it is important to clean up promptly and properly. Then in the morning, we can easily pamper our minds and bodies. So important for recharging those batteries from the previous day’s festivities.
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Take A Bath/Shower
The first thing you are going to want to do is to pull some of those toxins from your skin and rejuvenate your muscles. If you have a face mask, this is the time you definitely wanna be putting it on while you run your bath. Put in some Epsom salts this helps relax tired and sore muscles. If you have them and want to get fancy you can add some nourishing skin oils or fresh/dried flowers for happiness/esthetics. Light some candles or set up your phone, tablet or laptop to play a fireplace.
The key is to get all of your senses to relax, as well as your body and mind. Once you feel ready, drain your tub and take a quick shower to get all of the excess flowers, oils and grime from your skin. I always take a quick rinse shower after having a bath. It also helps clean your tub.
If you only have a shower. That’s absolutely fine. What you wanna do is take a container or bowl (preferably not a breakable one) and put your Epsom salts in there. If you have dried flowers or oils you can mix them in thoroughly as well (my favourite for rejuvenation is anything eucalyptus) and then place the bowl out of the way on the shower floor. You will get the same sensory benefits as a bath.
Once you’ve finished and rinsed off your bath, you wanna take care of your skin. Always. So, put on your favourite body moisturizer, and then go wash your face and hydrate it. I like to cleanse with my Grounded Sage Calendula and Cucumber Facial Cleanser (I’ve been using it for a few years now) and use my favourite oils during the day (Rosey Repair Facial Serum & Calendula Gentle Gel Hydrator). If you’re interested in checking out Grounded Sage, take the skin assessment and let me know your Floral Aura. Mines Orchid.
My favourite way to take care of my personal mental health is to sit and relax in my chair. I light a candle, turn on some comforting nature sounds and write. I am always looking for new journal prompts. Right now this is my favourite because it’s a nice long list. If writing is not your thing, try reading a good book. Something to make you think in silence. That’s always my top priority, we have such loud noise pollution in our ears every day all day. So being able to have some peace and quiet to start your day is super important. Feel free to add coffee, tea or even water to this routine. I for one, choose to drink my beverages afterwards as an extended morning routine.
A few notes on this recipe:
* You don’t have to do exactly as I do. That’s, not the point. The point is to show you how to be mindful and aware of your physical, mental and emotional health after events that have many potential stressors.
* My Favourite oils for morning baths are citrus and eucalyptus
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