Enjoying a happy and healthy summer means taking time to care for yourself. Even if your schedule is full of beach days and sun rays, finding the time to practice self-love is essential for your overall well-being.
- Enjoy an at-home manicure day with Maniology
- Take the day to explore the farmer's market
- Go through your summer clothes
- Buy yourself some gorgeous flowers
- Take time to rest and get a good night's sleep
- Make yourself a summer music playlist
- Keep drinking water and stay hydrated
As we approach the summer season, now is the perfect time for you to focus on giving yourself a bit more care and attention. After all, the weather's finally on your side, and there's no more reason to stay cooped up indoors!
Keep reading, and we'll let you in on seven of our favorite self-care ideas so that you can enjoy the fantastic summer you deserve.
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#1. An At-Home Manicure Day
Enjoying your summer means taking time for yourself. It's easy to get caught up in the fun that comes with sunny weather but don't neglect the most important part of it all.
Self-care isn't just about indulging in the things you love.
It's about taking care of your health at its core!
Enjoying The Health Benefits That Come With Self-Care
Even though self-care can seem like a buzzword at times (it's not), it can actually provide you with plenty of health benefits.
For starters, it can help with managing stress, boosting your energy, and lowering your risk of illness.
And finding the right self-care hobby can end up being the creative outlet your brain has been needing as well!
Making The Most Of Your Summer Self-Care
It's a good idea to shake up your self-care routine as the year goes on.
For example, in the winter, you might be more likely to curl up on the sofa with a hot beverage and a good book.
But in the summer, it's time to truly shine!
Next time you're going out for the day, don't forget to spruce up your look a bit. But instead of going to the nail salon, you can give yourself a unique and stunning manicure right at home.
That way, you'll be able to save plenty of time and actually create nail art that suits your vision.
But you don't need to worry about the idea of freehanding anything because, with the right tools, you can create professional-quality nail designs in just a few steps.
Creating Unique Nail Art Right At Home
Maniology's nail stamping kits contain all the tools you need to give yourself the manicure you deserve.
They come with our smudge-free top coat and a second nail polish color.
Plus, you get all the tools for nail stamping, including the clear stamper, scraper card, and a unique nail stamping plate.
Depending on the style you want, you can pick a nail stamping plate that has the designs for you.
For the summer, a great place to start is with the Ethereal Beauty summer-themed nail stamping starter kit, which is perfect for upping your style.
It doesn't get much better than this!
#2. Explore Your Local Farmer's Market
Summer calls for enjoying the things we can't do in the colder weather.
And a timeless way to enjoy the summer sun and finer things is by taking a trip to your local farmer's market!
Right now is the perfect time to indulge in some amazingly fresh fruits and veggies that you might not be able to get a hold of during the rest of the year.
Clean eating is one of the best ways to take care of your health and is a fantastic way to practice that much-needed self-care.
Take a look at what the local vendors are offering and try out some seasonal produce.
By improving your diet and enjoying some quality outdoor time, you can truly give yourself the treat you deserve.
#3. Sort Through Your Clothes
Now that it's sunny, it's time to bust out those shorts and tank tops. But even if you're ready to start wearing cooler clothes, your closet might not be as happy about it as you are.
Right now is the perfect chance to declutter your wardrobe!
First, go through your summer attire. Set aside clothes that no longer fit or you're no longer interested in.
Recreating Your Look While Decluttering
Think about what doesn't fit your style anymore or what sort of lifestyle you want to represent now.
Any clothes you are looking to get rid of, you can then bring them to your local Goodwill or donation center.
While you're at it, go ahead and declutter your winter clothes as well. Take a look at what you didn't really wear this winter and, more importantly, what doesn't fit you.
You don't need to go crazy on your winter clothes just yet, but you can get a head start on giving your closet a bit more free space.
#4. Gift Yourself Some Flowers
Everyone loves to get a bouquet of fresh flowers. Even though that's a given, you might not get them as often as you deserve.
But who says you can only receive flowers from others? Why not gift some to yourself?
It's a great way to show yourself some genuine self-love while brightening up your space.
That's what summer is all about!
#5. Invest In A Good Night's Sleep
In the summer months, it's easier than ever to overexert yourself. The days are longer, and there's more to do.
After suffering through the winter, you likely don't want to miss out on anything!
But because of that, it's easy to tire yourself out. Even if you're inspired to do more, don't forget to reset and relax when you need.
You can either spend a day just resting at home, or you can invest in a good night's sleep.
Either way, it's important to take time to recharge so that you can maintain high energy levels throughout the summer.
#6. Make A Bangin' Summer Playlist
It's time to enjoy those feel-good vibes.
So, design a summertime playlist full of your favorite music to keep your mood high.
Feel free to throw it on when you're cooking, cleaning, or driving with the windows down. There's no wrong answer!
#7. Stay Hydrated!
It's important to stay hydrated all year round.
But now more than ever, it's essential! The weather is warmer, and humidity is picking up, so it's easier to feel a bit dehydrated.
You should make sure you drink plenty of water each day.
While the amount of water you drink will vary from person to person, you can easily use a hydration calculator to get an idea of how much you should drink.
Wherever you go, take a water bottle, and keep it full during the day. If you're not a fan of the taste of plain water, spruce it up with fresh fruit, lemon slices, or mint leaves.
You can maximize your summer months by maintaining a great self-care schedule.
Give yourself the love you deserve, and you'll be able to make the most of the warmer weather and sunny days!
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