With the lazy days of summer behind us, you’re probably packing lunches for school, helping with homework and coordinating after-school activities. Things can get a little crazy this time of year, but there are some great ways to handle it.
A common challenge for parents is balancing commitments and responsibilities with quality time and activities for yourself. So as the school rush starts, don’t forget to take some time out for YOU. Taking time to recharge your batteries is rejuvenating, keeping you relaxed and focused on enjoying life!
Follow a few of these tips below and start the school year off right!
Focus on a happy and healthy lifestyle. Find some new, tasty and healthy recipes by frequenting a health-oriented cooking website. (We love Cooking Light.) Start a family fitness challenge. Grab some fresh produce from a farmer’s market and enjoy a picnic with your family. Check out our Comprehensive Weight Management Program if, once and for all, you’d like to lose that extra weight. And don’t forget to soak up the last days of wonderful weather because it ain’t gonna last.
Spend time with yourself. Read a book, take a quick nap, hit some trails for a long walk or find a favorite bike path. Take time out to listen to your body, your mind, and prioritize what’s important. Find some quiet. Remember that thing you’ve always wanted to do, but couldn’t find the time? Carpe diem! Care of the self is an important part of healthy daily life.
Get that glow. When was the last time you treated yourself to a professional facial? (It’s a great way to relax while helping you achieve a clear complexion and glow.) With plenty of options to choose from at our Essentials Skin Care locations, you’ll feel and look refreshed and ready to take on the world–or walk the red carpet! You’ll get some amazing makeup recommendations, too, and maybe even some time-saving application tips.
Get some much-kneaded relief. When your schedule is packed, an hour-long massage can do wonders. There are lots of benefits to massage therapy. From de-stressing to finding out what complete relaxation feels like, mark your busy calendar for a much-needed massage.
Update your look. It’s amazing how one accessory or beauty product can make us look, and feel, like a million bucks. What about those glasses you’ve been eying for a few months? Or that beauty product you’d like to try? Now’s the time to indulge in something just for you.