One of my non bookish goals for 2018 was carving out time for myself during the work week. I work a normal 8:30am-5:00pm job, so by the time I get home, get dinner ready and settle down, it’s usually 7:00pm and I’m exhausted. I’m typically in bed by 9:30pm. The two and a half hours in between are typically spent hanging out with my fiancé and dogs, and maybe a bit of reading or Netflix. So as you can see, there isn’t a ton of time to do things for myself.
What I have been obsessed with lately are what I call my “book baths”. That means I grab the book I’m currently reading, a bath soak, some incense and hop in the tub for some me time. It may not be something you can do every day, but it’s so, so worth it.
Last night my bath included some dry rose petals left over from Valentine’s day and a buttermilk bath soap from Jenness Farm that smelled like Fruit Loops! Yeah, really! I also included my favorite incense, Fairy Dreams (you can find it on Amazon!). I felt a little extra at first with the rose petals, but hey!
Not only do these baths relax me, but I’m able to take a small amount of time to clear my head and really focus on reading. I make myself put my phone away and disconnect for just a little while. Not only do I sleep better, but I feel better. This is so important, especially when you stare at a computer screen all day like I do.
I’m thinking about continuing posts like this and calling it “Bookish Self Care Sundays” or something like that. I’d include any new self care products I’ve found and what I’m reading. Thoughts?
What do you do for bookish self care? Leave a comment below!
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