I’m a firm believer in taking good care of yourself. Us women-folk are often charged with taking care of kids, husbands, parents, bosses and everyone else under the sun, but we have to make sure we are okay too. If you don’t value yourself enough to do the little/basic things for yourself, why should anyone else, right? Well, one thing I do for myself is my Sunday ritual. I take time at the end of the day to do a number of self-honoring things. Check it.
That’s me in the picture above and as you see I have a big fluffy mane of hair. I’ve been relaxer-less for about 10 years and in that time, I’ve learned that one of the most important parts of my hair routine is picking a good deep conditioner. I use a few different ones throughout the week, but I save the fancy, expensive one for Sundays. My hair so loves that.
Smooooth Butta Soft Skin
I don’t believe in exfoliation everyday, so I save my salt scrub for Sundays. My skin is so soft and supple when I’m done! I use body butter every single day, so of course I use it on Sundays too. I also get rid of all unwanted hair. I go to the spa regularly for waxing, but in-between those visits, I take of all of that myself as needed.
Elegant and Fun Man/Pedi
I like to keep my feet sandal-ready at all times (my husband thinks I have some kind of foot fetish, but I don’t), so that means breaking out my foot spa and pumice stones and what not. I have a bunch of different nail polish colors from cherry red to deep plum to shimmery bronze. Depends on my mood which color I choose. As far as fingernails, I like either a regular French manicure or just clear polish. I rarely have someone else do my mani/pedi. I’ve gotten really good at it, I enjoy doing it and I save a few bucks. Bonus!
So, that’s basically the run-down of my Sunday ritual as far as pampering myself. It puts me in a good mood to start my Monday feeling refreshed and relaxed. I’m trying to get back into evening yoga too. I already do yoga every morning. Organization is also a big help to starting the week off right. A clean desk and an up-to-date calendar are on my to-do’s before bed.
Do you have a ritual for yourself? What do you do?