With zero travel opportunities and social distancing rules, you will be hard-pressed to find a pamper-yourself service that will not make you watch out for symptoms of the flu in the coming days. That’s just how the pandemic changed our lives. Every time we step out of the house, we feel stressed, anxious, and downright scared for ourselves. In the coming days, we will imagine all sorts of symptoms—from sneezing to cough to sore throat to headache. No matter how strictly you follow the minimum health safety standards to prevent contracting the coronavirus, the thought still lingers in your mind: could that one excursion outdoors put me on a hospital bed?
Even staycations don’t sound like such a good idea right now. A room in a hotel somewhere? While it’s nice, you will wonder how sanitized these facilities truly are. No matter how much assurance hotel management gives you, it’s not the same as relaxing in the safety of your own home. This makes it more important to find ways to pamper yourself at home. With so many stressful situations going on, you deserve a luxurious treat at home.
Get a Massage Chair
It’s impossible to get a massage these days. You can’t even get a home masseuse. It’s high time to buy a Luraco massage chair. The luxurious deep seats are ranked for their style, durability, comfort level, and modern features. Most of the chairs have 12 different settings that will put you in a good mood. You can have a relaxing massage while watching television or even while trying to take an afternoon nap.
Use Essential Oils Around the House
Do you know how powerful your nose is when it comes to putting you in the mood? That’s why you feel good when you enter a coffee shop and smell the aroma of coffee beans, or why you feel relaxed upon a whiff of your favorite perfume. It’s the same feeling you get when you enter a spa or sauna and get a smell of the lavender essential oils they are diffusing. You can recreate that feeling in your home. You need a basic set of diffuser and your favorite scents—lavender, chamomile, bergamot, lemon, etc.
Install a Steam Shower
Steam shower units are pretty affordable. You get a two-in-one-function, too, since steam showers can be used for a regular shower. Instead of soaking in the tub and wasting 50 gallons of water, a steam shower is an eco-friendly way of giving yourself a luxurious and warm bath. Of course, if you’re okay wasting gallons of water every weekend, then a tub is the best way to pamper yourself.
Invest in Lotions, Creams, Oils
Essential oils should not only be used to make your room smell fresh. They’re also used for the bath and after bath. Put a few drops of rose essential oil in the tub for the spa-like feel of your bath. You can lather on lotions and creams on your whole body before sleeping. This is one of the best ways to put you in a good mood before sleep. You will wake up feeling renewed and refreshed. There’s no best feeling in the world.
Purge Your Home of Unnecessary Clutter
Before you go pampering yourself, why don’t you spend a weekend purging your home of unnecessary things? There’s a reason Marie Kondo became popular for the minimalist style that she advocates. Get rid of things that don’t give you joy. The world is stressful enough to still surround yourself with things that are of no use to you.
Hotel rooms are relaxing because they are down to the bare minimum. The closet is empty. There’s only a bathrobe and two pairs of slippers in there. Recreate that feel by freeing your home of clutter and chaos.
Pamper Yourself Every Day
Don’t make pampering yourself a weekend thing. Do it every day in small doses. Give yourself an extended facial or brush your hair with coconut oil. Do breathing exercises and meditate in the morning. If you love watching movies, then give yourself enough time before bed to finish a film. Pampering yourself doesn’t have to be special. It should be an everyday thing. You will put yourself in a better mood if you think of it this way. You deserve nothing less, after all.
The past year should have thought you to value yourself more than anything else. You have to focus on your well-being and that begins at home. When you are kind to yourself, your body will be kind to you as well.