Self-care looks different for everyone. Depending on what activities you enjoy most, your self-care practices should reflect these prioritized areas of your life. Whether you favor a high-end skincare routine over a trip to the salon or you’d rather spend time creating a relaxing atmosphere at home, self-care should be at the top of your list in 2021. After such a long and difficult year, it’s time to focus on yourself. Improve your physical and mental health with a few simple steps, and your self-care routine will become the gold standard.
Start at home.
With lockdowns across the world requiring people to spend more time at home, it’s important to create an atmosphere you enjoy living in for extended periods. One of the easiest ways to complete an act of self-care is to purchase a few new items to really change the look and feel of your living space. Create a list of small improvements you can make gradually, so you don’t spend a lump sum of money all at once. Pick out a few standout pieces that will instantly bring you joy whenever you see them. Do you like comfortable rugs and animal prints? A faux cowhide rug is a great addition to any room as it brings warmth, pattern, and a bit of personal flair to space. Add a few flameless candles and a framed art piece you love, and you’ll round out the luxurious feeling of the room. Whether you tackle your living room, bedroom, or bathroom, bringing new touches into your home will boost your mood and create a space you’re happy to be in for weeks to come.
Enhance your beauty routine.
If you don’t love your skin-care routine, 2021 will be the year of your enhanced beauty regiment. Start with the basics and purchase a face wash, cream, and serum. This allows you to properly clean and hydrates your skin, giving you a solid foundation to work off if you decide to apply makeup later. Use products with enhanced benefits to make the most of your new routine. TrustBiologic creates CBD-based products that not only moisturize your skin but have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well. This enhances the overall health and appearance of your skin while providing a soothing experience. CBD based products are great if you have skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema because they combat inflammation and reduce redness.
Take a trip.
If you’re going stir crazy from being stuck inside for most of the year, it’s a good idea to plan a trip where you can travel to a new location safely. Taking a self-care vacation is helpful because it allows you to connect with nature, recharge your emotional batteries, and it gets you out of the house for a little while. Choose a nearby destination you haven’t visited yet and where you can safely travel and remain within the social distancing guidelines of others—hike and camp at a nearby state park. Go for a long walk along the beach and rent a cabin for a few days. A change of scenery and a little disconnection from the outside world can benefit the new year.
Before you go, make sure you’re prepared for living life on the road for a few hours or a few days, depending on your destination. Rent an RV for added space and privacy, or simply purchase the items you need for your personal vehicle. Snacks and drinks should be placed in a cooler to extend their freshness. Be sure to have a phone charger that works in your vehicle so you can keep your directions up and running. Pack whatever clothes, toiletries, and provisions you’ll need during your time away. And if you’re renting an RV or taking your own, refresh the bed linens and cleaning supplies before you leave. Then you’ll be ready for anything your adventure throws at you while you’re on the open road.