By Shaquana Rodd
Spring has sprung and flowers are in full bloom which means that everyone will be enjoying the warm weather and festivities near and far. As we head into Mother’s Day weekend take this opportunity to treat yourself like never before. Whether you’re a Mom or everyone’s favorite Auntie, we all deserve a day of self-care and relaxation. Take the opportunity to reset your Mind, Body, and Spirit by indulging in an act of self-care and escape. With all the many hats that women wear, sometimes it’s nice to break away from life’s responsibilities to just do nothing. So sit back and relax while we plan out the perfect self-care date for you, you may even invite your girlfriends too.
Being a mom is a tough yet rewarding job and you really deserve to be treated. The concept of self-care is to take care of oneself by replenishing or restoring that which has been lost or depleted. We all have very demanding schedules and often prioritize others needs before our own leaving our happy tanks empty. How can you truly be present and show up for others when your cup is half full! Here are a few ways for you to implement self-care into your monthly maintenance regime and become a happier, healthier version of yourself.
Be intentional when it comes to assessing your needs. Journaling just ten minutes a day can help improve your overall mental well-being. We experience so much in a day that sometimes we forget to release it all. And sometimes it helps to talk to a friend or therapist about your life experiences, but there’s just something about a pen and pad that just melts all cares away. Keeping a private journal allows you to release all the stressors in a healthy way and the best part is it stays between you and that notepad. No one else has to know about it! It can be overwhelming to hold on to all of the burdens of life, but utilizing this therapeutic exercise of writing is a simple way to release stress.
With all the responsibilities in life, sometimes all we need is the beautiful gift of stillness. Stress is a normal part of life but managing it requires one being aware of the factors contributing to it. I would beg you to think of how an act of self-care today could benefit you tomorrow. Having a Spa Day with a Deep Tissue massage or Facial is one way to release the built-up tension that lives in our bodies. And if the Spa is out of reach, try creating an oasis at home by decorating your bath with flowers, fruit, and essential oils, and don’t forget to pick up a face mask to ensure your skin stays firm and vibrant as ever. Turn down the lights and put on some soothing music while enjoying this time of much needed serenity.
As kids we loved to play dress up and prance through the house showing off our outfits wearing mom’s oversized heels. Tap into that same energy by stepping out in your best threads for a personal or boudoir themed photoshoot. Pompy Portraits Studios in Jacksonville, FL does a wonderful job of helping women pamper themselves, embrace their beauty and celebrate their power. Give yourself that extra boost of confidence you never knew you needed. This experience may be non-traditional, but afterwards you’ll be ready to book another session and the photos will leave you spellbound wondering, is that me! Experiences like these unlock a core memory and are sure to gladden your heart, plus you’ll have wonderful photos to remember the special moment. Trust us!
If all you really desire is peace and alone time, then we have the ultimate suggestion for you, RVL Wellness offers the In The Name of Self-Care Bundle which includes three beautiful puzzles that will help you Protect Your Peace. Puzzling through movement meditation affords you stillness, boosts your mood, and improves your focus. Benefits like these are why we are so passionate about self-care here. Improving your overall quality of life is not only advantageous to you, but your loved ones as well. Head over to the RVL Wellness Shop today and pick up one of the wonderful puzzles we offer, because your mental well-being depends on it.
Self-care doesn’t have to be an extravagant or expensive affair, as you can see there are many ways to reset and replenish your happy tank and it’s all specific to your needs and likeness. I know sometimes it feels like we are running on fumes and barely know if we are going or coming, that’s why we push the self-care conversation so much. We want you to know that it’s okay to rest, watch reruns of Martin, or simply do nothing. You deserve this, we all do! You don’t need a reason or special occasion to visit the spa, just do it. Don’t wait until you’re burnt out until you seek maintenance either. Know your limits and implement boundaries to maintain a healthy mindset, you’ll thank yourself later. Don’t walk but run with the best self-care approach for you and make it a habit. Your wellness depends on it.
Happy Self-Care from RVL Wellness!