Well, you made it to the end of 2020—congratulations! We all deserve a huge pat on the back, but thanks to social distancing, we’ll have to do the patting ourselves. And that’s just fine, because showing yourself love, care, and appreciation is a valuable life skill that should be practiced every day.
Self-compassion isn’t just about indulging ourselves; it actually makes us better human beings. Here are a few ways that being kind to yourself makes you a better you:
If any of that sounds at all good to you, read on for 5 great ways to give yourself some love this season.
Now that it’s winter, it’s going to take a bit of extra effort to stay active. First of all, don’t be afraid to get outside. A brisk walk is a great mood booster, as well as a breath of fresh air—we’ve all spent more time than usual inside this year. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Jump on the treadmill, cue up a yoga video, or do a workout using stuff you have around the house. As long as you get your heart rate up for 20-30 minutes per day, you’re getting countless benefits toward your physical and emotional well-being, health, and longevity.
Usually, we spend the holidays scouring the mall for things to get other people. This year, put yourself at the top of the gift list. Pampering ourselves with a bit of luxury makes us feel special and loved, but we tend to put it off until we’ve taken care of everybody else in our lives. If anything, this year had taught many of us that we shouldn’t put off the important things forever. So if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, do it. Plan that trip you’ve always wanted to take, take a course on a subject you’re curious about, take steps toward reaching your aesthetic goals, and don’t feel guilty about it. You deserve it.
If you’re not getting enough face time with loved ones this holiday season, put some love into the face you’re seeing the most of—your own, in the mirror. This is the perfect time to revamp your skin care routine, slap on a face mask, or get a face treatment. Non-surgical face treatments like photofacials require no downtime, and this year is a great opportunity to get one, especially since there won’t be any holiday parties to go to. Facial treatments are quick, effective, and can address a wide variety of skin concerns like aging, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, sagging skin, uneven skin texture, rosacea, and more.
Showing gratitude has proven to be an effective tactic for improving our mental well-being; basically, it’s a ticket to greater happiness. Yet so many of us forget to take time out every day to stop and appreciate what we’re grateful for. Making a gratitude list takes about five minutes and even if you only do it once a year, it’s an excellent self check-in. So grab a pen and a sheet of paper and jot down everything you’re thankful for—people, places, things, events, or whatever comes to mind. And make sure you put yourself somewhere on that list, hopefully close to the top!
The best way you can show yourself some love this holiday season is by taking care of yourself. Eat well, get enough sleep, and exercise. This is also a good time to look back on the year and see how you’ve progressed with your goals from last year. Weight loss is a long journey, and you might want to augment your own efforts with a body treatment, which can help you trim down those last few inches, tighten sagging skin, and reduce unwanted cellulite. But that’s not all; if you’ve been hitting the gym a lot this year, you might have some soft tissue injuries that are causing you discomfort. Venus Treatments can take care of those, too.
Society tends to look at aesthetic pursuits as trivial, but that’s just not so. How you look and feel in your body is important to you, so don’t overlook your aesthetic goals, or put them off for the foreseeable future. Our philosophy is about enhancing your natural beauty with the power of science, and helping you achieve your best you. Aesthetic treatments aren’t just about looks. They improve your confidence and self-esteem. Show yourself some love this season and start a discussion with a provider near you by searching below: