Inbetween working and being out of the house for nearly 12 hours a day, being a top girlfriend and blogging, I feel like I am always being pulled in different directions and like I am doing everything for everyone else. This is why it’s so important to sometimes just kick back and focus on yourself. That can include everything from having a long and undisturbed bath to switching off your social media notifications for a few hours.
Sundays are the day that I always try to put some time aside for me. I’m not always alone as my boyfriend is usually around but I give him free reign of Netflix and lock my self in the bathroom for a while.
Me time isn’t just about switching off and giving myself some attention, it’s also about spending some time prepping me for the rest of the week. During this time I get in the right head space to take on everything I need to for the following week as well as making sure my hair and skin is on point so I can tackle anything life throws at me. It’s more than just a couple of hours, it’s setting up your whole week!
I’ve put together a run through of what a typical Sunday ‘me time’ session looks like below. Would love to hear how you define ‘me’ time and any tips you have to make the most of it.
Step 1 – The bath For me, it always starts with a bath because baths are magical, I read once that being in the water actually has stress preventing properties because it’s so relaxing. Throw in some bubbles and some chilled out music and you are on course to become as chilled as the weather has been the last few days. I have bad eczema so I have to be careful what products I used in the bath but it’s all about Soap and Glory for me.
Step 2 – Post bath My post-bath routine continues to be dominated by the wonders of Soap and Glory. I just can’t get over how creamy their body butter is and how smooth it leaves my skin. To top it all off, it smells delicious but most importantly – it doesn’t upset my skin.
While my body lives on Soap and Glory, Dermalogica is a firm fave for my face. I started using their products over a year ago now and I just can’t fault it. It might seem a little pricey but when you consider that my cleanser has lasted over a year, it’s not bad value at all. Plus, it has worked wonders for my skin. After cleansing and exfoliating I hold off moisturising ready for the next step.
Step 3 – Storm Trooper time Once my body is moisturised and softer than a babies bottom and my face is thoroughly cleansed. It’s then time for my Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask. For those that follow me on social media, you have probably seen me using this bad boy. I tried it out a few weeks back after a recommendation from a friend and it has done amazing things to my skin.
You’re meant to use it every day but due to nights of excessive drinking I have sometimes missed a couple of sessions but if I had used this every day, my skin would have totally cleared up.
Step 4 – The masks Me time wouldn’t be complete with a facemask but I also like to indulge my self in a hand and foot mask depending on how much time I have. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with masks. Most of the time I use the Sephora ones, especially the eye brightening one because I the bags under my eyes are big enough to fill with a week’s groceries.
I also use the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque which I sleep in overnight and wash off in the morning. You have to make sure you sleep on dark pillowcases or you risk dying them orange but it makes your skin glow the following day.
Step 5 – An Early night This is the most important part of all. People underestimate the importance of sleep but if you want to juggle working, blogging, friendships and a relationship as well as loving yourself and giving you time to recuperate from the busy life you lead – then sleep is the answer. And what better way to end a Sunday than with fresh sheets and an early night?