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14 Ways To Treat Yourself: International Self-Care Day

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This week is for YOU! Did you know that July 24th is International Self-Care Day? And what better day than a Friday! After a long week of work, taking care of the kids, or working around the house, you know how sweet that Friday feeling is… and now it’s International Self-Care Day too? Perfect!

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Things may have been more stressful than usual throughout the last four months. Whether it was career-related, family-related, or the overall anxiety from solitude, quarantine might have been difficult and placed stressors on you. 

Even if you have found peace with the quarantine, Self-Care Day could still be time to sit back and reflect on your future goals or the road ahead, if possible. With International Self-Care Day on the horizon, let’s plan a relaxing day to treat ourselves this week! Here are 14 relaxing ways to unwind and treat yourself this weekend!

Food Delivery

There is something so delicious (literally) about getting a Postmates or UberEats delivery to your door - and is an amazing way to support local businesses that might have been impacted by COVID-19. The mom-and-pop shops are desperate for your business and getting a yummy meal delivered is the perfect way to treat yourself this Friday!

Read a Book / Listen to a Podcast

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Listening to a podcast is easy while doing yoga, cleaning the house, or relaxing in the hot tub! 

Bath

Light a candle, prop up your Netflix on a stool next to the tub, grab the wine, and you’ll be in heaven!

Dye Your Hair

Touch up your roots or try a brand-new color at home! Come out of your self-care day with a fresh exciting look.

Make the Perfect At-Home Latte

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Experiment making a professional cafe-quality coffee at home! Grab some of your favorite milk (we love oat milk), cold brew, or espresso and enjoy! Using a milk frother can take your latte to the next level!

Redecorate a Space

Spend the afternoon creating your dream office, reading nook, or breakfast corner. Use Pinterest for inspo and create a corner of the house that lives up to your dreams.

Popcorn and Movie

Been meaning to watch the movie your friend recommended to you six months ago? This Friday is your chance to catch a great movie at home and forget about the real world for a few hours. 

Make a Charcuterie Board

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Charcuterie boards are all the rage - and they’re so beautiful! Pick out all of your favorite fresh or dried ingredients, and design a board that is 100% Insta-worthy.

Wine…or Spirits!

You know how this goes! One glass of wine turns into two which turns into three…and on Self-Care Day, it’s encouraged! Grab your favorite bottle or experiment with a new cocktail. Try out this sparkling sangria recipe…you won’t regret it. 

Online Shopping

This one feels bad, but so so good! This National Self Care Day, shop from one of our favorite environmentally sustainable fashion brands from this list! Look more stylish than ever and feel great doing it by shopping from these no-waste and eco-friendly companies.

At-Home Facial (Naturally)

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Create a natural face mask from avocado, honey, oats, yogurt, turmeric, and other ingredients you already have in your pantry! Click here for some recipe ideas!

Clean Out and Replace

Go through your toiletry cabinet and throw away all of the expired, empty bottles of lotions and potions! But of course, it wouldn’t be a complete clean out if you didn’t get to have fun replacing your cabinets and drawers with new face serums, hand creams, and makeup brushes! Have fun swapping the old with the new!

Cookies! Brownies! Cake!

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This one is pretty self explanatory. On self-care day, no one is judging you for using store-bought dough! And who could say they aren’t delicious? Grab some cookie dough and enjoy some sweet desserts or for you baking aficionados, self-care day is a great opportunity to dive into a favorite homemade recipe and spend the afternoon baking. 

Find a Sunset View

End your self-care day with a view of the sunset over the neighborhood. Chill in the backyard, go on a hike, or take a walk around the block for the picturesque end to an amazing day. 

And that is all of the tips we have for this week, folks. If you find yourself needing more serious methods for coping with anxiety from COVID-19 or other factors, visit the CDC webpage for Mental Health and Coping with Stress. We hope you all have a relaxing Friday night that develops into an even more relaxing weekend. Enjoy the sangria!