Shower Yourself With Love This Valentine’s Day and Beyond
Valentine’s Day, or the whole month of February, is traditionally the most romantic time of the year. Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, at Smith and Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough, we think that after the year we’ve had we could all do with a bit of extra love. However you’re spending the day, show yourself some love this Valentines Day and beyond.
Lockdown is tough and self-care is essential if we are to get through this time with our mental and physical health intact. By looking after ourselves, we will be in a better place to look after others around us. Read on to find out our favourite ways to show ourselves love…
Give Yourself a Massage
There are many self-massage techniques which you can easily find online that require nothing but your hands. For a deep tissue massage, you can use an old tennis ball and roll out the kinks in your muscles.
Nourish Your Body With Healthy Foods
Nothing makes us feel better about ourselves than a healthy glow. Use this time to make a meal plan of delicious healthy foods and drink more water, you’ll see a remarkable difference in a short time.
A healthy, balanced diet is critical to keep you well, both physically and mentally.
Find The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift
As a treat for yourself or someone special, we’d recommend our online gift vouchers to use when the salon re-opens. The gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount and can be sent directly to your special someone. They are an excellent way to show your love at this time and can be purchased here.
Stay Connected To Friends and Family
Coping with loneliness in lockdown has been a real challenge for so many of us.
If you aren’t able to spend Valentines Day with a loved one, why not book in a Zoom call with friends? You could cook together, start a new series or have a good old heart to heart. Human connection, especially connecting with good friends, is uplifting to the soul.
If you are struggling with loneliness, there are tips from the NHS here.
Enjoy a Spa Day at Home
If the latest lockdown has spoiled your plans for a relaxing spa day, why not recreate the experience at home? Turn off your phone, put on a soothing playlist and dim the lights. Light a candle or use some oils with relaxing scents, treat yourself to a hair mask and a manicure and stay cosy all day.
Create a Self Love Journal
Take time to tune in to how you are feeling during the lockdown, meditate and try to listen to your feelings and find ways to quieten any negative inner voices that we all experience from time to time. Record your journey with self-care and write down your key discoveries and progress.
Lockdown is a difficult time for us all. For more advice on how to take good care of yourself, visit the NHS’s One You website here.
Declutter Your Personal Space
Have you ever heard the phrase “clear desk, clear mind”? To show yourself some self care you should create a space that nurtures your wellbeing. Removing clutter, dirt and unwanted items from your environment will help to create order in your mental and physical areas.