I’m here to tell you to be lazy! Do your thing, because you deserve it! I’ve come up with a few thangs you can do to feel relaxed and pampered, without having to go out and spend!
Get comfy and get your tools ready. (I hope you’re in pajamas reading this)
Make yourself Breakfast
I’m editing this post on my b-day (i schedule my posts btw) and I woke up early, showered and made myself a tofu breakfast scramble. It felt so amazing to do something for myself, and the food tasted great! I’ll make a recipe for this soon!
Write about something personal or something fun. This can be a great way to relax and unwind. Not sure what to write about? Read: Journal Ideas
Snack on some strawberries and dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is my favorite! I know a lot of chocolate contains milk, so it’s really hard to find vegan chocolate in your grocery stores. Even so, if you can get your hands on strawberries and chocolate, you’re set for the day.
Drink plenty of water and teas
I know everyone says this, but even someone like me who never drinks sodas needs to hear this every week. Sometimes I just get too lazy and drink coffee without drinking water for hours. Drinking water will help you maintain clear skin, fresh breath, help you keep a healthy weight, and so much more.
Some simple meditation will be enough to make you feel like a Princess, or Prince!
You may be stressed from school or work, so I suggest doing some meditation to help ease the pain and frustrations you’ve been dealing with lately.
Breathe deeply and focus on only good things.
Rearrange your room
Organize things around your home! Read: how to tidy up without the stress!
Arrange your wardrobe and discover old clothes again. You can focus on creating a calming space in your home for when you need to do homework or do projects.
Think about taking your old clothes, books and furniture to donate or sell. Make room for the new by clearing out the old!
Make a Vision board
If you’re too busy to make a board, just go to Pinterest to help with visualizing. Here is my Pinterest Vision Board and my other boards! Get inspired and make your future goals come true!
Write down a few of your favorite things to do, and do them regularly! Sounds like fun right?
You should never forget this list because you will need it most when you’re feeling down.
Take a bath with Epsom salt, and do these:
If you shave, use an oil. It leaves you with a smoother finish, moisturizes, and lets the razor glide leaving you with no stubble.
Coconut oil is cheaper and much more effective than most hair treatments. Argan oil will make damaged hair silky too and so can Vitamin E oil.
Use cocoa butter lotion. I currently have to finish up like 2 lotions I have, so I don’t use cocoa butter yet, but I always hear good things about it.
Put vaseline on your feet after shower, then some cozy socks so they can be baby soft.
Add aloe vera on your eyebrows, eyelashes and even hair for growth and to make hair silky smooth.
Care for your feet!
Your feet are closest to the ground, meaning they are closest to earth… something like that. So, give them some much needed TLC. Massage those puppies, but make sure you’re doing it right! Also wash them thoroughly!
One time my boyfriend put my feet near his face and I didn’t know if they would have a strange smell or not but he said they smelled really good. I sniffed them and they smelled like some kinda flower (lol) I don’t know what I did at the time, but here are some things I might have done.
pedicure (my mom’s a nail tech so I get a pedi every so often from her)
vaseline + nice smelling lotion and socks on after (I do this so they can be soft!)
Scrubbing in the shower to remove dead skin
Bonus: Put warm water in a bowl along with a few teaspoons of baking soda. Add essential oils (Tea-tree is a good one) and soak those babies for 10 min.
Give yourself soft lips
Don’t buy lip scrubs when you have all that you need at home! Scrubbing your lips with a wet toothbrush works fine if you have some dead skin. Using brown cane sugar or baking soda works just as well if not better than any lush product. You don’t NEED to spend to pamper yourself, k guys?
Support your fav bloggers!
It’s time to catch up on all your favorite blog posts you have yet to read. I know it’s something I love to do, but I stop myself because I forget to actually work on my own blog. Ahh so much to do, so little time in the day. Go comment on all your friends posts, including this one! 😉
Start a gratitude list
I update this list usually every day or if I remember about it. I’ll read past entries and it instantly boosts my mood. I just give thanks for everything, even if I find a penny, I will write down my gratitude for it. Just anything you can think of, write it down that you’re thankful for, jot it down!
Do this with candles or incense around to bring extra feelings of gratitude
I myself am still a bit self “conchas”, but… this is kind of a message to myself actually. I need to take more selfies.
Do Yoga and easy exercises
Yoga helps with breathing and to ease your mind. It also helps your back. I never heard anything bad about doing yoga other than jokes from haters lol so it won’t hurt to try!
Read your favorite books
I suggest reading something from your pile of “to-read” books. You gotta finish those some day!
Binge watch your fav shows and movies!
I love to pamper myself by getting comfy by my laptop (I don’t have a TV :/) and watch movies and dramas all by my lonesome. It’s very fun and calming. Try not to think of the other things you gotta do! This is a time where you have to enjoy your time and not think of any of your other tasks. Those things will get done, but right now, it’s time for Netflix!
Not sure what to watch? Here’s some suggestions
Any tips you think I missed? Leave them in the comments!