As we get closer to the holidays, many of us are making plans to (safely) see all of our favorite people. So chances are, you might be doing some traveling over the holiday season. But as much as we love getting together with our loved ones, it can be all too easy to put self-care on the back burner with all the activity going on. At Elle Vie, we believe in prioritizing self-care under any circumstance. So here are our top tips for self care on the go.
It can be difficult packing your whole self-care routine into a carry on. That’s why it’s important to keep it down to the essentials. Which steps in your beauty and self-care routine can you not live without? Be sure to bring what you need along, but maybe not aaall of it.
Luckily, your favorite Elle Vie shea butter already comes in a travel ready tin size. So you have no excuse for getting caught in your home town with your ash out. Besides, would you rather leave your travel tin at grandma’s or the whole jar? Because you probably won’t be getting it back.
When things get hectic, it’s more important than ever to make space for your self-care. We know that you’ll be busy, but don’t forget to take that vital time just for you. Whatever it is that you look forward to in your routine that makes you feel good, be sure to make as much space for it as possible wherever you may be.
Even if that means waking up a few minutes before everyone else (or staying up a bit later) to meditate or take your time rubbing in your Elle Vie. Make a little time each day for making yourself feel good, and see how it influences the rest of your holiday.
Despite our best efforts, it should be no surprise if your usual routine gets a little off during the holidays. But that’s ok! One of the most important aspects of self care is that you’re listening to what you need in that moment and are gracious to yourself when you fall short. That’s why it’s important to have a little flexibility in your routine.
Just because you can’t do something exactly how you usually would doesn't mean you shouldn’t do it at all. So maybe you invite your nieces and nephews to your morning yoga session or have to reschedule your usual self-care routine for later in the day. The important thing is that you’re making space for the practices and people that matter in your life.