It's been a long week, there's a lot going on in the world, and you've been feeling super stressed. But you pushed through it and now that the weekend's approaching, you have more free time coming up than you know what to do with—the perfect chance to use that time to relax and do something for yourself. That's right: This weekend, you should make everything about self-care.
Self-care can take many forms—for some people, it's taking a bubble bath or spending a night in watching Netflix, while for others, it's doing something productive like cleaning, channeling their creativity, or going out somewhere fun. It's always different, but the point is, it's about you doing something for you; something you enjoy and that will put your mind at ease for a little while—and it's important so you can stay healthy, happy and well-rested in your day-to-day life.
That means that whether you're indulging for the first time in a while or you're just looking for a new way to unwind, you've got tons of options. And if you don't know where to start or what to do, the key is a little self-reflection—it's all about your personality and what kind of stressors you're dealing with.
Take a few minutes to think about yourself, your daily routine, what you like, what you don't like, and what tires you out—then take our quick self-care quiz below. Whether you're an extrovert or an introvert, impeccably organized or ultra-creative, there's something for everyone.
How will you be relaxing this weekend? Let us know your results—or your go-to self-care routine—in the comments!
More Resources for Self-Care:
- 6 Ways to Center Yourself When You're Feeling Totally Burned Out
- 4 Rituals to Help You Leave Stress Behind When You Walk in the Door
- Building a Better Bubble Bath: How To Have a Perfect Soak Sesh
- Binge Watching for the Soul: Shows to Marathon for Self-Care
- In the Zone: Try These 5 Tiny Cleaning & Organizing Tasks to Instantly Lift Your Mood