For many of us, Valentine’s Day is a day to do a little special something for the loved ones in our lives. However, don’t forget about one of the most important relationships of all – the one with yourself. Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s solo or not, be sure to make time for self-care. Here are a few ways to be kinder to yourself:
Hire Help: Some days it can seem like your to-do list is never-ending. With laundry to fold or dinner to cook, how do you find time to catch your breath? To allow for the time and mental space for self-care, consider hiring some help. With platforms like TaskRabbit, you can hire vetted professionals to do anything, same-day.
- Save a trip to the store and get your groceries delivered instead! Services like Instacart and Shipt can deliver groceries in as little as 1 hour.
- No one wants to do chores and tidy up after a long day. Tidy helps keep your home clean, whether your home just needs a quick wipe-down or deeper scrub.
- We love dogs more than anything, but having a pet sometimes prevents us from going out all day and being carefree. You can hire a dog walker or sitter from companies like Rover or Wag, so you can focus on you.
Digital Detox: Rather than catching FOMO on social media this Valentine’s, take a tech-timeout. Turn it all off – phone, TV, laptop – and instead try to meditate, pour your thoughts into a journal, or start reading a book.
At-home Spa: Turn your daily shower routine into a therapeutic, spa-like experience. Dim the lights, light some candles, and relax with our calming Lavender or Aloha Rose Bath Soaks. After your bath, embrace beauty practices that you don’t normally let yourself take the time for, like a mini-facial or eye mask.
Self-indulge: Treat yourself! Splurge on that handbag you’ve been eyeing or that trip you’ve been postponing. You’ve been working hard and you deserve something special. The bottom line– self-care isn’t selfish. After taking time for yourself, you’ll find you’ll have more capacity to love others.
– Team Laki
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