As women, we take care of so many people all day and we don’t always take the time to make sure that we are doing okay. I know that at the end of the day I look around and I’m like, “how did we get here?” Here at Bmore, I am all about empowering you and taking care of yourself is definitely empowering! In that spirit, here are my top ten ideas to practice some easy self-care today!
At the end of the day, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take some time for yourself, and be able to better help those you love!
I definitely have a few books sitting on my bedside table, just waiting for me to find the time to read them. Let that time be now! Candles make the experience extra special, so light your favorite and be transported to a fictional land.
You can bring your candle and book into the bath. That is self-care supercharged! Bubble baths are the ultimate in practicing self-care. They are definitely the first thing people think of. It’s an oldie and a goodie. Put a bow on the self-care evening with a glass of wine!
Self-care is more fun when it’s candy and bubble baths, but exercising is part of self-care too! It’s so easy for me not to move especially when there are tons of other things that demand my attention. Going to the gym is a form of self-care, a way to say that you love your body and yourself. Plus, all those post-gym endorphins? Makes it totally worth it!
Okay, other side of the coin – skip the gym, take a nap. It all depends on what kind of day you’re having! A nap can be a crazy luxury on a busy Saturday or Sunday, especially if you have kiddos but hey, a girl can dream right?
When naps are a no go, but I still want to power my brain down a little bit, then Netflix is always there for me. A cup of tea and an HGTV style TV show, and I am happy! I’m a firm believer that TV is a practice of self-care if you’re intentional about it.
Take care of your future self by planning out nourishing and filling meals on a Sunday afternoon. That way you don’t have to think through food every single day of the week, and you know that you’ll be eating healthy. It’s productive, and self-care. Then reward yourself with a nap!
Sometimes I have so many things happening in my brain all at once. Writing it down makes them a little bit more clear, a little bit more real. And it’s relaxing when it’s all said and done because there’s so much more brain space. Give it a try!
Drink some water!!! Everybody and their best friend talks about how drinking water is so important for your skin, your body and your mental well being. Are you drinking as much water as you know you should? If no, take this as a reminder to nourish yourself – get some ice, some lemons and drink the fanciest water you can make!
There’s no substitute for getting glammed up. Why wait for girl’s night? Take some time to do your hair and makeup and take some next level selfies. Or go the extra mile and book a boudoir session! At every photo-shoot, I have a professional makeup artist to do your hair and makeup. It’s a luxury experience to make you feel your very best! Talk about self-care babe!
Meditation is one of those things I always say I want to get into, and then never actually get around to doing! But practicing self-care sometimes means trying new things. I’ve been hearing about guided meditation, which is meditation where someone talks to you the whole time to keep you focused. That sounds a little bit more doable to me!
Leave a comment below! I’m always looking for ways to get a little more mental balance going on over here!
"Anne is an incredibly talented photographer, and her passion for capturing beautiful memories really shines through during her boudoir sessions. She really takes that time to make sure you're comfortable, and I honestly felt so glamorous and confident. This photo shoot was such an empowering thing to do! (and honestly...it was really fun to get all dolled up and pretend to be a supermodel for the day!) I highly recommend Anne and Bmore Boudoir."
"Working with Anne was absolutely amazing! Anne is very knowledgeable and gave wonderful advice. Even though Anne was a lot of fun and very laid back, she ensured she exuded professionalism always. I was so nervous to do a boudoir shoot and was lacking some serious confidence. Anne has a special way with her that made me feel not only comfortable, but confident and sexy! The pictures were beautiful and very tasteful. I cannot wait to work with Anne again!"
"Working with you was incredible!! You were so laid back, made me feel comfortable and beautiful in my skin. I didn't feel like I needed to cover up or hide at all. Your direction and energy was exactly what I needed to have a successful shoot. I chose YOU to do the session because I felt like you would put me at ease and we'd just have FUN during the shoot, and I was right ;) Having finished and leaving that day I felt empowered and absolutely gorgeous, like I could take on anything life threw at me haha! I was super excited to get the photos back and share them with my hunny, and he LOVED them! No complaints there <3"