Self Care

5 Simple Ideas to Pamper Yourself

Everyone deserves a bit of pampering now and then, right? Pampering doesn’t have to mean tons of time or money, though; it can be something small. Below is a list of five simple ways you can pamper yourself anytime.

1. Bubble Bath

Candlelit bubble bath
Candlelit bubble bath

Never underestimate the power of an aromatherapy bubble bath. Splurge on some bath salts or bubble bath in your favorite scent, then dim all of the lights and enjoy your spa day at home.

2. Sweet Treat

For a simple, affordable bit of pampering, select one or two of your favorite truffles, and indulge in a glass of bubbly champagne!  Not sparking wine, although I do love my Cuvee! Champagne is the best and sometimes a small luxury goes a long way in pampering yourself.

3. Massage

Instead of an, hour-long massage, opt for a quick, luxurious chair massage. Any good masseuse will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed in no time.

4. Flowers

Bouquet made of artifical pink peony laying on a wood surface. Shot against pink wall background. Shallow DOF.
Bouquet made of pink peony

A bouquet of your favorite fresh flowers does a wonderful job of providing a simple pleasure. I love to simply smell the aroma of fresh cut flowers. Nothing says beauty and pleasure like a flower.

5. Candles or Diffusers

Aromatherapy candles or diffusers are a perfect way to pamper yourself. Simply light it, lay down and enjoy the indulgent feeling of relaxation. For even more pampering, curl up with extra pillows and your favorite book.

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Get Inspired

3 Places I Get Inspiration

Inspiration is all around us and is especially found in Mother Nature.  All we need to do is slow down and start paying attention to the beauty that is unfolding in front of us.  Life can run so fast that our natural instinct is to run faster to catch up but maybe we need to stop and acknowledge with gratitude all the things we have.  It’s about being mindful, living in the present moment and changing your perspective from longing to appreciating. 

There are 3 places where I get inspiration from and I would like to share them with you.

  1. The beach and ocean.  There’s something about feeling the sand between my toes and being beside water that draws me in like a magnet; the sound of the waves, birds overhead, feeling the wind against my face, breathing the salt air or watching the sunrise or sunset.  It definitely stimulates the senses and makes me feel inner peace when I’m there, like a piece of heaven.
  2. A beautiful park.  I love walking through a beautiful park because it has all the amenities like bike paths, playground equipment, picnic tables, tall trees for shade, green grass for sitting in, and maybe a canteen to buy a special treat.  It’s a wonderful, happy place to sit back and relax, watching kids play and laugh while spending quality time with the people I love.
  3. Yosemite National Park.  Famous for its ancient, giant sequoia trees, the towering Bridal Veil Falls, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.  It’s no wonder photographer Ansel Adams found inspiration here as well because you can’t help but get swept away by the beauty of this park and what it has to offer.  You can explore for the day or camp overnight but I guarantee you will leave inspired after visiting and experiencing the tranquility of Yosemite.  It’s a great place to lose yourself so you can find yourself.

We are here to experience life to the fullest, finding inspiration each and every day.  Mother Nature’s playgrounds are always waiting for you to get out and explore, change your mind, and find your soul. 

Where do you find inspiration?