One of the hardest things to do is make time for yourself. Whether it’s work or errands or the fact that we’re just too exhausted to do anything but crawl into bed, most of us forget that it’s incredibly important to do the things we love every once in a while or just take some time to spoil ourselves. Here are 10 things you can do that will make you feel better on the inside and the outside, which is something you definitely deserve!
Hire a Personal Trainer
Getting in shape isn’t just about looking good, it’s about feeling good. A personal trainer can help you achieve your fitness goals faster than if you work out on your own because they’ll create a workout plan that makes sense, keep you motivated, push you beyond your comfort zone, and keep you accountable.
Get a Massage
It can be very difficult to make the time to relax, but if you hire a masseuse to come to your house, you’ll be forced to take an hour (or more!) for yourself. And not only does getting a massage feel good, it can ease muscle pain, sooth anxiety, improve your sleep, and ultimately enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Basically, you can’t afford not to get one!
Work with a Nutritionist
It’s pretty much impossible to know which of the nutrition advice out there is solid advice and what will work for you. An expert, however, will work directly with you and take your lifestyle and diet into mind in order to give you a healthy eating plan that makes sense for you. Whether you want to lose weight, are training for a race, or just want to learn more about healthy eating, a nutritionist can help you create shopping lists, come up with meal plans, and keep you inspired. And (fun fact!), eating well will make you happier since up to 90% of our serotonin is found in the digestive track.
Take a Private Yoga Lesson
Group yoga classes can be an amazing way to improve your practice, but for beginners, people who feel overwhelmed in a group, or those who want to take their yoga to the next level, a private lesson can be enormously helpful. The lesson will be tailored to the type of yoga you want to do, boost your confidence, and help you get a better understanding of where you are with your practice and where you want to go.
Learn How to Apply Makeup
Celebrities have taken the art of makeup to new levels lately. It can be hard to keep up with the latest looks and for some of us, to even master just the basics. A makeup artist can teach you the fundamentals, show you different looks, and go through your makeup bag to see what products you have that are working, what you should toss, and what you need to go out and buy. By the end of the lesson, you’ll have a much better idea of what works for you and how to put your best face forward.
Hire a Home Organizer
If you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to get your closets/office/garage/basement organized for as long as you can remember, but just haven’t made the time to get around to it, you may want to consider bringing in a pro. Your house doesn’t have to be in shambles to benefit from the expertise of a professional; you can have someone come work with you for a just a couple of hours in order to address problem areas and also develop long-term strategies so you stay organized going forward. Learn more about what professional organizers do and why we can all use one.
Learn Mindful Meditation
Many say meditation is a life-changing practice that can help you sleep better, eliminate anxiety and stress, and rejuvenate and energize you. But it’s not a habit that comes easily to most. A meditation teacher can help you discover the basics of successful meditation, including breathing techniques, breath and body awareness techniques, heart-centered breath, and more. A good teacher will also help you learn more quickly and will increase your chances of developing an effective and enjoyable practice.
Give Your Closet a Makeover
There’s a good chance you have some amazing outfits in your closet that you don’t even know about. And also that you’re holding onto some pieces that you’re never going to wear again. If you want a closet that’s full of clothing that fits and works with your lifestyle, bring in a wardrobe consultant who can make sure your closet is full of clothes you truly love and wear. Most wardrobe consultants can give new life to your closet in just one or two sessions and will even help you shop for new clothing if that’s something you want. Find out more about how a wardrobe consultant can help you present the best version of you.