Chances are, you didn’t floss last night before bed. Or, you haven’t really taken a minute to relax in the shower while rushing through your morning. You might not have had enough sleep, or didn’t eat the way your body best responds to this week.
It’s not that we live in a world that isn’t convenient — there are more than enough products to empower us to take care of ourselves and help us live better lives.
It’s that our society champions working and wearing ourselves down. And in reality, sometimes it is what it takes. Families, school, work — it’s all demanding and in some ways, it should be. Part of the fun of being human are these experiences, and even the challenges that might come along for the ride.
But, there is a reason why our bodies start to break down later in life. It’s not entirely because of age alone. It’s from not taking care of ourselves throughout our lives. We treat rest and relaxation like a special experience saved for once in a while. A treat, to treat yourself!
But in reality, we shouldn’t subscribe to this idea. Pampering is not about looking pretty or living luxuriously. It’s about taking care of yourself. Your hair, skin, nails, body, inside and out.
We talked about the ways to lock down a routine and use good products to your advantage. It really does work — and can shave off a ton of time while allowing you to give yourself a little self care every day. Not just when you’ve got a rare free few minutes every couple of months. But every. single. day. (Or at least close to).
A cheat sheet that can work for virtually any busy lifestyle:
We live by the idea that living stylishly is all in the little details here — the small efforts, products, and elements that create the bigger picture. It might be a beautiful space that meets your needs, a fantastic meal that took next to nothing in time to prepare. Or taking care of your most valuable asset: Yourself. It works!
Originally published at medium.com