In a world that demands so much of our time, focus and energy to get things done. And, nurture the relationships we have with people who are so important to us, it can be difficult to prioritize our own wellbeing. The following self care – ritual of bath, strikes a nice balance between basic and elaborate. This offers you the freedom to cater it your needs in the best way that works for you.
Self care is critical to maintaining our physical, mental, and emotional health.
The way we choose to take care of ourselves can be as basic as taking a shower in the morning or as elaborate as spending some money to go on a weeklong yoga retreat! Whatever your self care looks like is all that matters.
Those tiny, and seemingly unimportant actions, like taking a bath, grabbing coffee with a friend or planning a quiet day, can have a huge impact on your mental, and even physical, health. Keep in mind that self care is not selfish or shallow. In fact, it’s a really important part of a healthy lifestyle.
This is especially true for women, who often put everyone else’s needs before their own.
In today’s post and included video I do want to take you through my own ‘Ritual of Bath‘. This has become a regular part of my routine and one that has helped me achieve my own, Eureka Moments!
Before I go further you might be wondering, what is a Eureka moment‘? The eureka effect (also known as an Aha! moment) refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem, idea or concept. Would love for you to share your own ‘moments’ in the comments before you go (and how you got there!
The Ritual of Bath …
Creating a self care ritual is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It helps create a habit and helps you to carve out time to dig into your emotions and reflect. And remember there’s nothing wrong with making a little you time. Especially if it’s something you haven’t done in a while.
We all know life gets busy, but if you forget to practice self care every now and then, you will burn out.
Your relationships, mind and body will end up suffering, and eventually you won’t even feel like your best self.
Things to Include in your Ritual of Bath
First and foremost beautiful soul do yourself a favor and schedule this time. Be intentional about it; let your family know, put your phone or mobile devices on do not disturb, carve out this time — for you. And only you. It is in this allotted time you get to be with yourself. It is a chance to rejuvenate your cells, your thoughts, and your time to feel good.
Take a few moments and set the stage. Tidy up any odds and ends around the bathroom. You may enjoy candles or dimmer lighting, soft music even. Do your best to encompass as many things you enjoy into this ritual.
Everyone has different preferences, but here are a few ideas to include in your bath ritual;
- Candles or incense
- Essential oils
- Unscented salts (such as epsom salts or Himalayan pink salt)
- Magnesium flakes
- Facial mask, mineral mud masks
- Exfoliating sponge or brush
- Pumice stone
- Shower cap, coconut oil for your hair
- Cup of herbal tea or your favorite beverage
- A good book to read
- Massage oil or lotion for after your ritual
Of course, there are a plethora of other items you can include and other habits you can create and I hope this piece was helpful for you — or the push or suggestions you needed.