5 Self Care Practices to Indulge in this Weekend

Self care. Not something we’re all great about doing BUT something that is so important! So I’m spilling a five self care practices to inspire you. And let’s all vow to do at least one of these this weekend. Deal?

5 Self Care Practices to Indulge in this Weekend | Louella Reese

Self care, it’s a hot topic right now. For good reason! Honestly, it’s about time the topic gets the attention it deserves. Self care is a MUST for everyone! Important for both mind and body. Not to mention for those around you as well. By that I mean, if you take the time to do a little self care you’re going to feel better, both mentally and physically. Which will then result in you  being a better version of you. Better than the run down, stressed out, overworked, tired, and/or just plain burned out version of you that you may be experiencing right now (or next week or next month). 

We’ve all been there, the place where we’ve pushed ourselves too much, overcommitted, over socialized, and/or tried to do everything ourselves for everyone without taking any time for ourselves. 

So just in case you’re at that point right now OR you need some inspiration for weekly me time/self care today I’m sharing Five Self Care Practices you should indulge in this weekend! Whether you pick one or go all out with all five of them, you deserve it! And you’ll be a better version of yourself if you take this time. 

5 Self Care Practices to Indulge in this Weekend | Louella Reese
5 Ways to Treat Yourself | Louella Reese

5 Self Care Practices to Indulge in this Weekend 

1. A little skin pampering/take time to truly take care of your skin.

To me, nothing is more relaxing or feels better than taking a little time to pamper my skin. Doing so leaves me feeling refreshed and relaxed. So grab your favorite face mask or do the five step routine you never have time for throughout the week.

Lately for me, that means washing my face with makeup removing wipes, lathering on my favorite resurfacing peel, applying a decent amount of eye cream, and finishing with heavy moisturizer. Indulging in this full routine and taking the time to allow each one to soak in a bit feels soooooo good and has me waking up feeling completely refreshed and glowy – who doesn’t feel good when their skin glows? 

2. Sip a great cup of tea (or coffee) and do nothing!

This is the perfect season to grab your favorite warm beverage and head out to your front porch or back deck. Leave your phone inside and enjoy some time in the crisp fall air while in your comfy loungewear or pjs with your hands wrapped around a warm mug. Tell me that doesn’t sound amazing! 

If doing nothing is something you just can’t do, grab your current book or the latest People, Magnolia, or Southern Living magazine. 

3. Watch your favorite show, eat your favorite treat, and put the phone away

Do I really need to say anything else? Or convince you any further?

To me this is such a great way to decompress, indulge, and just escape from the stresses of work/life. This is typically my Thursday evening routine – Riverdale or Grey’s Anatomy with stovetop popcorn covered in butter and salt

4. Schedule a spa appointment.

The spa is the ultimate spot to do a little (or a lot) of self care! A massage, facial, full spa package, or simple manicure + pedicure – whatever relaxes you, go for it! And if there’s a relaxation room, take the time to really relax and enjoy that space! Sit in the cozy chair, pour yourself a cup of tea, and fill those mini bowls (why are they so mini?) they have with spa treats and just relax – soak it all in! 

If you’re local, my spa recommendations are the Ballantyne Hotel Spa or Nature’s Spa

5. Get moving.

The total opposite of the other four suggestions, get moving! Exercise that body of yours! You’ve heard it a million times I am sure but working out/sweating causes endorphins to be released which result in a happiness boost. As well as an energy boost! So working out is not only good for your body but also your mind. 

This weekend get moving by taking a hike, walk around the neighborhood or explore a new one, go for a run, try out a new workout class, or find your way through a corn maze (they’re everywhere right now).

5 Ways to Treat Yourself | Louella Reese
5 Self Care Practices to Indulge in this Weekend | Louella Reese

What are some of your favorite or go to self care practices?

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24 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    I ended my weekend with a little self care! Did a lavender clay mask and sipped on my pumpkin coffee 🙂

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 10.28.19 Reply
  2. I totally needed this!! I’ve been going going going so I’ve got to take a me weekend and relax!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  3. These are great tips! It started to snow here, so it is a great time to stay home and do some self care!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Aw yay – so glad you found them to be inspiring! Definitely the perfect time to stay indoors and do some self care!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    These are such great tips! I’ve always been very much into self-care and it’s something that I look forward to every day! So important to take care of ourselves <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Aw yay 🙂 glad you think so Lizzie! Love that you take the time to do something every day. That is wonderful gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  5. Rach wrote:

    Your self-care day sounds like my perfect self care day!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  6. Stephanie wrote:

    These are amazing self-care ideas. I could use a day (or five) where I just indulge in taking care of myself. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to do that. I could even just use a good bath haha!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Aw thank you girl friend! Haha right? With you on that! Hope you make the time to do so this weekend!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  7. I love to have a nice cup of tea in the fall time to relax and unwind! Will for sure be doing that this weekend! xoxo sarah

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
    • It’s the best, isn’t it?! Glad you’re making the time to enjoy a cup this weekend!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  8. roxy wrote:

    These are all wonderful ideas, but the one that resonates the most is turning off my phone. Just a day of putting it on DND can totally revive me!!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  9. I am totally feeling this post. Self Care is everything right now. After planning a wedding, going on a honeymoon and returning to normal life! I like the spa idea!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
    • Yayyy! I love hearing that 🙂 and you totally deserve it. Wedding planning takes a lot out of you – VERY stressful! And coming back to normal life after a honeymoon is no easy task.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  10. Lydia wrote:

    It’s so important we remember to schedule time for ourselves in our days, and definitely take a break from our phones! It’s one of the best moments when you realize you haven’t looked at your phone in hours and don’t miss it.
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • I couldn’t agree with you more Lydia! Taking a break from your phone is honestly the best – instantly less stressed.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  11. These all sound amazing! It’s important to take care of ourselves. Going to the spa is my favorite “me time”.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  12. Yes, yes, yes! Obsessed with this post. It’s so important to take care of yourself and these steps are perfect for achieving that. xo

    Posted 11.4.19 Reply