With the endless list of responsibilities that surrounds us in our lives, it’s hard to not feel overwhelmed sometimes. Whether it’s work, extracurriculars, or even loved ones, there is always something to do or someone to go see. However, it’s important for everyone to take time for themselves and have a little self-care session. This can help reduce anxiety and benefit your overall mental health. Taking care of yourself is critical to your happiness and it begins with having space in your home where you can do this. Here are our best tips for creating the best self-care area in your apartment.
Assess Your Needs
The first step in creating your self-care area in your apartment is determining which needs are most important to you. Perhaps you are looking to make a small meditation corner or a spot in your bedroom where you do a DIY spa experience once a week. Depending on what your needs are will change what your self-care area is. Regardless of where you choose to put your area, it should be a space where you can slow down, relax, and have your moments of self-care.
The next step is organizing your future self-care area. Decluttering the area and putting items away or in a different place in your home will make it even more relaxing. It will have the sole purpose of being the self-care area. A good rule of thumb to follow to continuously keep it organized is that every item has its place. If the item is not in its place, it should be put there.
Set It Up
Setting up your self-care area will depend on what your needs are. If you choose to go the meditation route, a yoga mat and a small bamboo plant may be the items you want. If it is DIY spa, a basket to put facemasks and other cosmetic products may be a better idea for you. Candles with calming scents such as lavender or jasmine could be beneficial for any area, just make sure to never leave them unattended and always blow them out. If you are not looking to spend too much money as well, dimming lights and putting on relaxing music can change the whole mood of a space.
Schedule Time for Self Care
It is one thing to create your self-care area to relax. It is another thing to actually use the area. However, you also do not want to use the space as a place to procrastinate either. To balance these priorities out, set aside a certain amount of time each week or each day to use the area and escape from the world around you. By creating and using your self-care space area, it can help reduce anxiety and give you time to separate yourself from the stresses of life.