Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Although every day can be a great day to treat ourselves, Valentine’s Day offers a special opportunity to show ourselves some love. When we show ourselves love, our lives only get better, improving our overall feelings of well-being, happiness and success. It’s vital to be your own best love and do something nice for yourself to affirm your appreciation for all the things you are and do.

Although most of us lead busy lifestyles, everyone needs some time to themselves and the bathroom is a terrific room to do this. The bathroom offers therapeutic opportunities to cleanse our minds and spirits along with our bodies.

Most of the time we are focused on the things that are going on around us and in our busy lives. However, the most basic principle of relaxation is the focus of our attention back to ourselves. Relaxed introspection in our private bathrooms allows us to clear our minds, reflect on the past, and contemplate our bright futures without disruption.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for making your bathroom an oasis of tranquility:

-Begin with gentle lighting. Consider candles or an elegant fixture with a dimming switch.

-Add some of your favorite fresh flowers in a beautiful vase to engage and delight your senses.

-If you enjoy music, add a favorite playlist that will make you smile. Alternatively, enjoy listening to an audiobook. Choose something uplifting or entertaining that can bring you joy and make you feel hopeful.

-Consider a bath tray containing a cup of herbal tea, infused water or a glass of wine, a book or magazine you’ve been meaning to read, and a few nibbles such as cheese and crackers, some high-quality chocolates, other special treats.

-Now, run your bath water, making sure that both the room and your bathwater are a comfortable temperature. Add bubble bath, a lovely scented oil or a bath bomb for a soothing experience for both your skin and your spirits. Put a soft, pretty towel within close reach to dry your hands, then climb in, sink down, and relax. Enjoy the luxury of complete seclusion.

It always pays to make the effort to give yourself the love first in order to fuel your busy life. There’s magic and power in recognizing your needs and celebrating who you truly are. Your bathroom should provide the perfect place to relax, unwind, contemplate, and to make time for yourself.

DECOLAV loves our bathrooms and so should you. If you would like more information on how DECOLAV can help you make your bathroom an oasis of tranquility, please visit today.