Surrounding yourself with luxury at work and at home is a balancing act that requires juggling the demands of your career, family life and other responsibilities that can be overwhelming at times. When it comes down to scheduling, there’s an art to fitting everything in, and when there is not enough time left in your day, often the first thing to go is the time set aside for yourself. Maybe we find it easier than letting down coworkers or loved ones, but constantly choosing to put everything else above your own personal needs will lead to burn out. Easier isn’t always better and it has been said, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. Intentionally planning time for self-care is the best way to fill your proverbial cup, so you can maintain the lifestyle you love and enjoy it too!
Doctors and mental health professionals agree that we can all benefit from adding regular self-care to our routine. The simple act of taking care of yourself, the way you take care of everyone and everything around you, has many benefits to your health, reduces stress levels, and helps you recharge and achieve a sense of balance. Taking time to focus on self-care can help increase productivity and maintain higher levels of overall happiness in your life. Consider it an investment in yourself, because you deserve the very best.
Incorporating self-care into your life is more about quality than quantity. Even if you can only find five minutes in your day, that is a great place to start. For some, that might mean getting up a few minutes earlier, or carving out five minutes before bedtime. You may find it easier to choose a time in the middle of the day – you will figure out what works best for you. The most important thing is to consider it a non-negotiable – like a meeting with yourself, a priority as much as anything else on your schedule.
Self-care looks different for everyone, and it can be anything that makes you feel refreshed. For some, that may be journaling or taking a walk. Others enjoy taking a bath or reading a book. Taking care of yourself is in the small details as well as the bigger things. For some, buying a weekly bunch of flowers can be a simple act of self-care that you will appreciate long after the purchase. If you appreciate the finer things in life and love the luxe look of fresh flowers, The Million Roses offers a wide range of forever roses. The roses are grown in Ecuador, and only the most perfect blooms are selected for our handcrafted arrangements. There are a wide selection of designer bouquets available in traditional colors and even metallics, or our floral designers can help you create a custom arrangement. Prioritizing self-care is an act that shows you know that you are worth it, and our beautiful flowers will be a daily reminder.
Creating a home that is your sanctuary is an act of self-care that you will enjoy every day. Decor that feels cozy and makes it easy for you to relax and make the most of the time you set aside in your routine for self-care. Reducing clutter and organizing your home will help create a calm ambiance, and adding luxury details like candles or flowers will personalize your space. While fresh flowers are a traditional choice, they require frequent maintenance and that’s time that could be spent on self-care. For floral arrangements that can be customized to complement any color palette or style, The Million Roses offers a wide selection of preserved roses that will add the glamour of flowers to your home decor, requiring no maintenance and lasting up to three years. Styling your home in a way that makes it easy for you to unwind is one way to take care of yourself and set the tone for your new self-care routine.
When it comes to your career, hard work is what leads to success, but self-care is still so important. Even a few moments throughout the day can help recenter your focus and the mental break will increase your overall productivity. It may be as simple as taking a few minutes to meditate or taking a short walk during lunch, but these deliberate choices can help you improve overall job performance and your mood. For some, meal prep is an act of self-care and bringing something healthy and delicious for lunch will fuel the rest of the work day. Adding decor like flowers or a candle in your office can help personalize your space and make for moments of relaxation that will refresh you throughout the week.
We spend so much time and energy taking care of everyone and everything around us, and we can forget or neglect to make time to take care of our own needs. The physical, mental and emotional benefits of creating a self-care routine that you enjoy and can stick with will help you feel your best and you deserve to live your best life. Start with these simple ideas and figure out what you need, because you are so worth it. Celebrate the beautiful life you’ve created and all your hard work by prioritizing self-care no matter how busy life gets, and you can enjoy it all a little more.