Valentine’s Day is a great time to let our kids, spouses, best friends, pets, teachers and more know how much we love them. But, couldn’t you use a little treat, too? After all, we are in our 18th consecutive month of winter, and you’ve treated plenty of colds, made lots of dinners, and driven your children to more activities than you can remember. Check out the winter self-care tips below for a few ways to treat yourself today and every day.
- Stay Hydrated
We have all heard the benefits of drinking water millions of times, but how many of us are actually getting the amount we need each day? Why not find a reusable water bottle in a beautiful color or pattern that makes it easy to remember your water? A fun water bottle that travels with you throughout the day will keep you hydrated and feeling great as you keep up with all that the day asks of you.
- Try a New Face Mask
While you’re on that Target run for milk and diapers, why not take a moment to grab a face mask in the beauty aisle? Skincare is a great way to relax, and who doesn’t feel great when their skin is glowing? Lock the bathroom door, and grab 15 minutes to indulge in a treat for your face.
- Go to Bed Early
Once you get everyone else settled into bed, why not tuck yourself in just a little bit early? Yes, there are chores you could do, emails to return, and projects to work on, but those can wait. Focus on good sleep tonight, and wake up ready to tackle your to-do list tomorrow.
- Breathe and Stretch
Our muscles get stressed and tired throughout the day. That stress from work might be sitting between your shoulder blades, or all that time in the car may have led to tightness in your hips and legs. Find a few moments in your day to breathe deeply and stretch those muscles. Check out a yoga video on YouTube (Yoga with Adriene is great!). This will help open up your muscles, and leave you relaxed and energized.
- Write Down Your Ta-Done List
A “Ta-Done” list is a list of all that you have accomplished during the day. In our busy lives, it’s easy to rush from one task to another. At the end of the day, all of the uncompleted tasks on your to-do list can be quite discouraging. However, how many tasks and projects did you complete that never even made it onto the list? Did you help tackle that difficult homework assignment? Remembered to buy toilet paper while there was still a spare roll in the house? Cuddled your kiddo until they drifted off to sleep? Take a moment to reflect on your accomplishments, and you’re less likely to feel discouraged about what didn’t get done.
Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Dance Pointe Performing Arts Center. We hope you have an amazing day with your families, and also find a few moments to care for yourself.