How you quickly could put together a spa Thursday at home
With the long cold and dry winter, there is definitely some need for self-care! While going to a boutique hotel spa for some R&R might not always feel the most reasonable option pricing wise – an excellent alternative is having a spa session at home. And I promise that the experience will be just as relaxing – if only for a couple of hours.
Plan in advance
Pick a day when you can plan to not be interrupted, turn off your mobile phone, and light some candles to set the perfect scene.
Having two kids at home, I am perfectly aware just how difficult it might be to find time for yourself, so you need to plan carefully. For me, the solution is usually to put the kids to bed a little earlier than usual, and taking a full break from work that night so my mind can be at ease.
Don’t overcomplicate things though, just try to get one or two hours of time, and don’t put too much pressure on creating a perfect spa experience. Perfect can be the enemy good in this and make it feel like a gargantuan activity to get off the ground.
My four tips to get yourself a calm and relaxed time:
Make it cozy!
Comfort and warmth are the top priorities for true relaxation, so wherever you chose to set up your spa (mine is the living room!), make sure you have lots of comfy cushions and towels available to build yourself a welcoming and comfortable environment.
Light a scented candle
A spa entrance always smells delicious to trigger a feeling of calm. So lighting a scented candle or using your room spray to get the right state of mind is a great idea – and of course dim the lights.
Set the mood with music
Music is essential. Search for ‘spa music’ or ‘music for meditation’ on Spotify, and you are home.
You can find a long list of spa activities to do at home like pedicures, face masks, hair masks, etc. However, I would recommend only choosing one. For me, that is most often a foot bath. Read a book or close your eyes, listen to the music, and focus on your breathing.
My recipe for success
For me, a spa night goes like this; I take a short but relaxing shower, put on my Juniper bathrobe, and cuddle up on the sofa. I don’t have a fireplace at home; however, the apple-TVs digital version of a fireplace works perfectly fine. I then put on this Spotify list and step my feet into the foot-spa.
If you manage to give yourself one of these spa nights I promise that you will feel so relaxed and it is going to be so much easier to do it the next time!
Let me know if you manage to put together a spa night for yourself!
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