If you work hard, you deserve a day to yourself every now and then. Take the time to leave the responsibility to someone else for a change and take a self-care day.
Do the Prep Work
In order to plan a self-care day, you need to have deserved it. Work hard and demonstrate your reliability for an extended period of time. When you have gone above and beyond at work and also saved the money, let your employer know that you will need to use a sick day/personal day. You should be sure to let everyone know well in advance and get all of the important work done in advance.
Indulge on Your Favorite Foods
This is the cheat day of all cheat days, so enjoy it. Order yourself your favorite food and drinks to enjoy throughout the day. Don’t worry about calories or fat content when making your choices- just eat what you want. You can go back to grilled chicken salads with light dressing tomorrow. You may even want to enjoy a drink or two throughout your day. Spike your coffee or pop open a bottle of champagne throughout the day. Just don’t overdo it so that you can’t enjoy your day.
Hard work can take a toll on your skin. Take some time to pamper yourself with a spa day that includes a bubble bath, facials, manicure, pedicure, and maybe even a fluffy bathrobe and candles. You can choose to do it yourself or even take a trip to a local spa to let the professionals do the things you don’t want to leave to yourself.
You can choose to enjoy your selfcare day to yourself or include a couple of very special people, such as your mom, daughter, or best friend. Treating someone you love to a similar day can show them just how much you care about them and make you feel good, contributing to your mental health.
Take Time for Mental Health
Take time to boost yourself up with some mental health care time that involves some positive affirmations or a talk to a trustworthy therapist. Or you can take time to paint, write, or play music that makes you feel accomplished.
You deserve a self-care day. Of course, you want to make sure you plan a well-rounded day for yourself that allows you to celebrate yourself and life in general. Just be ready to go back into work the next day.
About the author:
Emma is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2