Take time out of your day for self-care and try one of these seven ways to pamper yourself in January. Treat yourself to activities that are easy and affordable. Self-care doesn’t have to mean emptying your savings account for a luxurious vacation or splurging on a big-ticket item. Plan small activities on a budget that will make for a happier and better you, like an at-home spa day or brunch with friends. With the holidays over, it’s time to treat yourself and have a legendary January. Do something nice for yourself with a few of these pampering tips!
7 Ways to Pamper Yourself in January
Have an at-home spa day.
Turn your home into a relaxing spa escape! By having a spa day at home, you save money and stay warm by avoiding a cold car trip. Light candles around the room and play soothing classical music. Apply a mud mask facial, place cucumbers on your eyes, and sip on a mug of warm water and lemon. End your luxurious spa experience with a manicure or pedicure.
Take a random day off for mental health.
Schedule one day in January to rest, relax, and spend time focusing on YOU. Sleep in, make breakfast in your pajamas, watch a movie or read a book that’s been sitting in your to-read pile. If you have vacation days available, use them! Even if you don’t have a trip planned, it’s still important to spend quality time on yourself.
Make fancy coffee in the morning.
Skip Starbucks and splurge on fancy coffee at home! With a handheld milk frother, gourmet coffee drinks are easy to make. Use the frother to turn cream into cold foam. You can use coffee creamer, condensed milk, or regular milk. Add flavored syrups or cinnamon to the cream and froth it all together to create a deluxe coffee topping.
Take yourself out to lunch and shopping.
Treat yourself to lunch at your favorite restaurant or takeout place and then hit the shops. You don’t have to buy anything. This experience is about getting outside, doing a fun activity, and changing up your regular routine.
Hire a cleaning service.
After the holidays, you may find the idea of cleaning or organizing a bit overwhelming. Hire a cleaning service to do a deep-clean of your home. With your place fresh and tidy, you’ll finish January in a more positive and relaxed mindset.
Bake your favorite sweet treats.
Make your life sweeter by baking your favorite recipe—or experiment by baking something new! Treat yourself to homemade truffles, coffee cake, blueberry scones, sweet break, or everyone’s favorite: chocolate chip cookies. Live out your dreams of being on the “Great British Baking Show” and on your marks, get set, bake!
Plan a champagne brunch with friends.
What better way to pamper yourself than to spend time with the people you love? Throw yourself a self-care brunch at home and invite your best friends. Host the best brunch with these three key ingredients: egg bake, champagne, and flowers. You’ll have an easy and leisurely time that will chase any January blues away.