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Simple Ways To Pamper Yourself At Home

Simple Ways To Pamper Yourself At Home

When you work five days a week, and sometimes even spend longer than 8-hour work days in the office, it is hard to find ways to pamper yourself. Lots of times, you find yourself getting home from work too tired to do anything else but doze off in bed. But something is wrong with that scenario because the least best thing that we can do to our bodies is to take them for granted. Getting stressed because of work and bringing work home is not a good idea; your body needs to relax and recuperate from cooperating with you to meet all of your demands during work hours.

The good news is, you do not need to go outside of your home to pamper yourself. Here are some simple and easy things that you can do within the comforts of your home to show your body that you are not taking it for granted. Do pamper yourself after a long day at work. Think of it this way: your body is your most important asset at work (and in general). Without it, there will be no work delivered at all.

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Use the bathtub or hot tub

The warm water will definitely soothe tired and aching muscles. Other benefits for using a bathtub or hot tub are improved sleep, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, reduces anxiety, and decreased migraines and tension headaches.

Add epsom salt in your bathtub for a more relaxing and therapeutic effect.

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Exfoliate

Get rid of all those dead skin cells by exfoliating when having a hot shower. You only need a loofah or body brush and a body exfoliant gel. Getting rid of dead skin cells will leave you glowing and feeling better about yourself.

Medidate with candles

Turn off those bright, artificial lights and light up some candles and meditate. This relaxes your mind and gives you a peaceful feeling. A good thing to add to meditating are natural sounds such as birds chirping or ocean waves hitting the shore. You can get these from portable sound machines.

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Scented oils

Use aroma therapy to soothe your senses and relax your brain. Resting on a couch or in bed will be a more powerful stress reliever, especially if you have a good, relaxing scent in the room.

Eat a good meal

There is definitely something relaxing about eating a good meal inside the comforts of your own home. First off, you are not rushed to finish your meal or interrupted by other people in the room. If you do not have the time to cook a good meal on your own, you can still do take-out and eat it while relaxing at home.

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Play with your pets

You’ll find that when you play with your pets you’ll feel happier and calmer. This gives two-way benefits as this makes your pet(s) happy too.

Use soft, comfortable pillows and blankets

What a good and relaxing feeling to pop down on the couch or on the bed with a soft, fluffy pillow and blanket that feels like velvet on your skin. While lying down, put cucumber slices on top of your eyes and let the coolness help relax you and rid the dark circles under your eyes.

Disconnect from work

Do not check work emails at home or do work-related things unless they are absolutely necessary. You were already at work for 8 hours, and anything beyond that can be toxic to your well being.

Exercise

Use your gym equipment at home. And if you don’t have it, watch exercise videos and do these in your home. This promotes good health and relieves stress. And the best thing of all is you do not even have to leave your house.

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Last Updated on July 5, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

When it comes to being yourself, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are. Living in a society that is constantly developing, it’s important for you to always be yourself from the inside out. When you deeply know yourself and the boundaries that you have set, you are more likely to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life. Without knowing yourself and establishing those boundaries, you can easily be pushed around and end up on a dirt path.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” – Matthew 7:13-14

You have the option of taking the path that is broad or taking the path that is narrow. You can either conform to what life wants you to be, or have the courage to remain true to yourself throughout the years. It’s definitely a challenge to have a strong sense of self when we are constantly getting distracted and being influenced by the media and society’s way of life. But if you want to reach your fullest potential in life, it all starts with being yourself.

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Why should you always be yourself?

Because you will:

  1. Live in alignment with your values and beliefs. Being yourself is all about knowing what you believe in and the values that you live by. When you are not yourself, you will take on the values and beliefs of others. This is when you start conforming to other people’s expectations and way of thinking. When you know your values and why you do what you do, you will live according to your own values and beliefs.
  2. Establish your own identity. When you are able to have a solid foundation of being you, you are establishing your own sense of identity. No matter what happens in your life, you will always know who you are. There will be times where you may feel lost or distracted, but if you have your own identity you’ll be able to get back on the right path. Without establishing your own identity, you may easily conform and lose yourself.
  3. Build courage. It takes a great amount of courage when you decide to take the path that goes against the crowd. The reason why the majority of people take the broad path is because it’s easy. It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s more of a challenge when you stay true to yourself and establish your own identity. This challenge of always being yourself takes courage and inner strength. No matter what comes your way, you’ll know how to handle it.
  4. Establish boundaries. When you are always yourself, you know what your limits are and the boundaries that you have set for yourself. When people cross your boundaries, you will know. But if you don’t establish boundaries, people may very well walk all over you and take advantage of you. If you are always yourself and you establish boundaries, you are more likely to be aware when people start taking advantage of you. Create and establish your boundaries.
  5. Find focus and direction. When you are always yourself, you are more likely to have focus and direction in your life. Imagine someone who is constantly conforming to other people’s expectations. Do you think this person has focus and direction? I don’t think so. When you stay true to who you are, you are more likely to know the goals you want to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing them. You are able to stay focused and know which direction to take in order for you to accomplish your goals.

No matter what you experience in life, the only person that will always remain constant is you.

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Featured photo credit: María Victoria Heredia Reyes via unsplash.com

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