A stressful workweek followed by a jam-packed weekend can leave you feeling totally wiped. While it’s certainly okay to feel out of sorts, it’s even better to make a habit of unwinding every Sunday evening before your taxing schedule starts up. That’s right: In order to make the most of your time off, it’s important to pencil in some time for—you guessed it—yourself. We caught up with SpaRitual Founder Shel Pink to learn about some super-easy ways to de-stress before the workweek rolls back around.
Keep scrolling to learn her four easy tips for de-stressing that could work for you, too.
“I consider meditation a beauty ritual and a core element of my Slow Beauty practice. I’ve been meditating for almost 18 years. It is scientifically proven that meditation slows the aging process, helps people look years younger, and calms the central nervous system. I meditate two times a day for 20 minutes each time. Carving out this quiet time allows me to take a break from daily stress and makes me feel calm and connected to myself and more productive.”
“More-traditional beauty rituals that also have a calming and balancing effect on me include a daily sugar scrub in the shower (I love our Uplifting Yuzu Rose Sugar Scrub) and an after shower self-massage with oil. It’s the immersive multi-sensory experience that truly helps me to begin each day feeling grounded and empowered.”
“Rose is a calming scent that acts as a tonic for the nerves and helps to overcome anxiety. The SpaRitual Yuzu Rose body collection has this unique scent combination that is both calming and uplifting. When I use the products from this collection and inhale their scent, I feel optimistically calm. I find it to be a very powerful way to begin my day.”
“Continuing with the rose theme, I recommend hues of pink to calm the mind, body, and spirit. The psychological meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing. Surrounding yourself with the comforting pink hues helps feel more grounded, calm, and hopeful. It is a very positive color. My favorite SpaRitual pinks right now are Gentle, a light, subtle pink, and Loving, a more saturated pink from our S/S 16 Nurture Collection.”
Which tip will you be implementing in your de-stressing Sunday routine? Tell us in the comments!