Yes, self-care is awesome, but I’m referring to actual rules! Based on all the amazing clients I see every day, I am beginning to think that few people truly understand the rules of self-care, so I’m inspired to write a blog about it. So, without further ado, here’s what you need to know about self-care:
1. In order to do it right, you have to benefit somehow.
Self-care means taking care of yourself — not the dog, or your kids, or the house. You can take care of others and feel good about yourself in the process, but oftentimes, we take this to the extreme and wipe ourselves out. Are you spent by all the “self-care” you do? Hint: That’s not self-care. If you’re feeling depleted, it’s a red flag that you need to stop and take a moment (or several) to recharge.
2. Injectables ARE a form of self-care (don’t listen to your husband or other naysayers).
Certain critics who do not understand cosmetic treatments fail to realize that injectables and other aesthetic treatments are amazing self-care tools. They boost confidence immediately, especially when results are immediate. But even if results are gradual, my clients leave feeling refreshed and excited about themselves. That’s priceless!
3. Self-care doesn’t always mean spending money.
Cosmetic treatments are wonderful, but you can also take care of yourself with tea breaks or a simple stroll outside. Spending quiet time in your bathroom also works! I knew a friend who would retreat to the bathroom for a few minutes just to get some quiet time away from household pressures. That’s self-care, too (not the most glamorous environment, granted), but in a pinch it does the trick!
4. It’s an every-day affair.
If you are saving up for a special outing or treatment, that’s great. Just remember that self-care is vital to your well-being so it should be integrated into your everyday routine. Every day is a perfect day to treat yourself to YOU time, even if it’s just five minutes of meditation!
If you’re feeling inspired to practice some self-care at AVIE!, we can’t wait to help! From skin treatments to makeup and skin care, we’ve got all your needs covered! AVIE! proudly serves clients from Leesburg, Ashburn, and all over NoVA. See you soon!