The Easter Break should be just that….a break. A four-day escape from reality and routine.
A time to decompress from work and just enjoy time with your family and friends.
But quite often people return to work on the Tuesday and need a holiday from their holiday.
Whether it was the stress of hosting you in laws or wrangling chocolate crazed children or a food and alcohol hangover from hell, it’s not the bounce back you want or need.
So, you have four days and whether you choose to take a whole self-love day or an hour every day for four days, schedule it in, just as you would the Easter egg hunt, to take a self-imposed time out.
Here are Face Plus Medispa’s DIY Pamper Picks for a stress-free Easter:
1.DIY Chocolate Body Scrub
With the weekend themed around consuming all things chocolate, why not let your skin enjoy the benefits too.
In a large mixing bowl combine:
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
You can mix this up while you’re busy baking for the family. It takes all of 5 minutes to do. Also, if you store the mixture in an airtight jar it will last for 6 months in the fridge.
When you have a quiet moment, pop in the shower or bath, wet you skin and start rubbing. Massage the body scrub in circular motions to increase your blood circulation and stimulate your lymphatic system.
This will help remove toxins from the body, which is probably a good thing after a gluttonous Easter feast. The result is smoother skin and the removal of dead skin cells.
2.Get some beauty sleep and take an afternoon nap.
When the kids clonk out from playing, so should you. Give yourself 40 minutes (any longer and you’ll go into your deep sleep cycle and have the potential to feel groggy) and get some shuteye.
If it’s nice outside, nap in the shade. Otherwise spray your pillow with some calming lavender oil, pop on a compressing eye mask and hit the hay.
Wake up 20 minutes earlier than scheduled and meditate. I know that the idea of waking up even earlier on a long weekend sounds ridiculous but trust us on this. Sit up in bed with your legs straight or crossed in front of you.
Prop your back up on some pillows. Set a gentle alarm for twenty minutes time and just focus on your breath. Long, beautiful breaths. In through your nose, out through your mouth.
Not only will you feel happier and more rested than ever, but it will help to increase your productivity to get through the rest of the fun filled day.