How to pamper yourself

Life is full of stress, headaches, and worries, and you deal with problems that create these every day. One way to help yourself feel better, is to take some time and pamper yourself. This article will give you some tips on how to do that.

Tip #1
Start filling your bath tub up with warm water, and then add a capful or two of your best bubble bath or bath foam. The ideal bubble bath or bath foam will contain soothing chamomile or lavender ingredients. Chamomile and lavender are two of the most popular herbs that are known to relax and calm the human body. To bathe your tired body, there are many different types of scented gels you can use which will make your skin feel soft and supple.

Relaxin the warm water and feel the tensions of the day just soak away. For an added body pampering, you should splash on an after-bath tonic, spritz or powder to make you feel fresh.

Tip #2
After your relaxing bath and body soak is done, and you have put on a soft, silky robe, this is the ideal time to give yourself a manicure and a pedicure, as your nails are soft and will be easy to trim and shape. You can then polish your nails using your favorite nail color. A manicure will not only make your finger and toe nails more attractive, it will make you feel more attractive on the inside and give your self-esteem a lift.

Tip #3
Make yourself a steaming cup of tea, hot chocolate, or flavored coffee. Chamomile tea is a relaxing choice, while mint teas are a natural pick-me-up. Hot chocolate is a low-fat way to satisfy a sweet tooth, as well as flavored coffees. Flavored coffees offer a variety of flavors to choose from, such as Mocha or French Vanilla.

Tip #4
Light up some scented candles around the room, then shut off the lights and sit down and relax in the quiet, soothing ambiance you have just created for yourself. Again, many candles are scented, and the choice of fragrance is practically endless. The soft light and fragrance are sure to relax your mind, body, and spirit.

Tip #5
If you would rather not have so much peace and quiet, you can turn on your stereo and listen to your favorite tunes drifting out of the speakers. As the old saying goes, “Music can soothe the savage beast,” and soft music can soothe your inner self as well, and relax your jangled nerves.

Tip #6
Do some simple deep-breathing exercises and fill your body with pure oxygen. Oxygen is needed by every organ and every muscle in the body for them to function properly. When you are stressed or tense, your muscles tighten, and you do not breathe as deeply as you normally would.

Be sure to sit up straight and expand your lungs. Breathe in through your nose and exhale out your mouth. Fill your lungs to their full capacity and remember to hold your breath a few seconds before breathing out. You will instantly feel relaxed when you do this exercise, and it can be done anywhere at any time you need to relax.

Whatever you choose to do, you need to take some time to pamper yourself, both inside and out, mentally and physically. After all, as hard as you work at the many jobs that you do, you owe it to yourself to take some time and give yourself a little pampering. Your mind and body will thank you for it!

Whatever you choose

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