Self-care is a major trend right now, and for good reason. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a lifestyle blogger to take part in the trend. Regardless of whether you’re a busy stay-at-home mom or a professional who clocks 60 hours a week, self-care has one sole purpose: to help you relax, recharge, and rejuvenate.

So what exactly is self-care?

“Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, you can be well, you can do your job, you can help and care for others, and you can do all the things you need to and want to accomplish in a day.” —Everyday Health

For some, this might mean getting a full night’s rest by adhering to a strict bedtime routine. For others, it might mean a 30-minute walk outside. Whether you choose to disappear with a good book and a cup of tea or soak in a lavender-scented bath, self-care looks different for everyone. And that’s okay! As long as you feel refreshed after your self-care time, you’ve done exactly what you needed to do.

So how do you ensure your home has natural self-care spots throughout? Read on for more tips.

Why Self-Care?

So why bother with self-care in the first place? For starters, it allows you to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well so that you can be the best version of yourself for everyone around you. In addition, research suggests that self-care promotes positive health outcomes, such as fostering resiliency, improving quality of life, extending your life, and equipping you with positive stress management techniques.

How to Self-Care

As we mentioned above, there are so many ways to self-care based on your own individual personality, but here is a great list of ideas to help you get started:

  • Declutter your home by investing in beautiful storage solutions

  • Declutter your mind by making journaling a daily habit

  • Take a bubble bath

  • Read a good book in a cozy nook

  • Watch your favorite shows from the comfort of your bed

  • Take a long walk outside

  • Have a spa day, either from within your home or at a professional spa

  • Establish a nighttime routine that makes you feel pampered

  • Place plush, cozy rugs and throw blankets throughout your home to keep you comfortable

  • Invest in comfortable furniture that helps you relax

  • Light a favorite candle

  • Enjoy a glass of wine or champagne from a special occasion bottle

Regardless of how you choose to self-care, make sure to put it on your to-do list. It’s a habit that will provide positive benefits long after your self-care session is over.