7 Feel-Good Rituals to Consider

7 Feel-Good Rituals to Consider

Let’s be real here: it’s so easy to get burned out when you are working in the creative industry. Things always get busy and oftentimes you forget to have time for yourself. To avoid so, I have a few daily rituals that help me to stay sane even when I have a major work overload.

#1 // Read Magazines During the Breaks

Maybe it’s because I’m a 1990s child, but reading actual magazines is the habit that I continue having even in the era of social media. There is something soothing and inspiring about turning the pages of my favorite glossy magazines and I recommend trying so during your work breaks too! Even if you have just 5 minutes to spare, try sword him your attention from Instagram and glance through glossy magazines instead. You’ll be surprised how effectively such ritual cleans up your head!

#2 // Answer Blog and Instagram Comments

Another strategy that helps me to stay positive when I’m feeling overwhelmed is answering the comments you guys leave on my blog and social. I read every single comment and it means the world to me to hear your feedback! Every time you feel a bit down, try doing the same. Go through your Instagram feed not looking for the reasons to be upset about your looks and life, but instead concentrate on positive comments people left on your photos. All those hearts and cute notes, doesn’t it make your day better?

#3 // Apply a Face Mask

At this point, you probably already know that I’m a face mask fanatic and it’s my absolute favorite self-care ritual. Oftentimes, I start my morning by using eye gels as these help me to look and feel more refreshed throughout the day. The 365 Masks Challenge that I started earlier this year also really helps! It makes me motivated to take care of myself, explore new skincare brands, and connect with other girls from across the world!

#4 // Light a Candle

At some point in my life, I realized that I’m a candle hoarder. I collect them for some weird reason and never use them as prescribed. But it does feel good to surround yourself with delicious aroma. So this year I set up a goal of lighting a candle at least once a week—and it’s been one of my favorite rituals of the moment. By the way, if you are looking for the list of my favorite candles, check out this blog post where I rounded up 10 of my favorites!

#5 // Take a Foam Bath

There is nothing more de-stressing than taking a nice warm bath. Especially, if you have your favorite bath bomb and body lotion on hand. Personally, I prefer taking a warm bath and apply body oil followed by body butter. I know, it seems like a lot, but I consider it as a body treatment—so I use this strategy every now and then. By the way, I recently wrote a post about my favorite bath products (I prefer the ones that are super bubbly!) so if you are looking for inspiration, definitely check it out.

#6 // Read 50 Pages a Day

During the college years, I used to be such an avid reader—it was literally my goal to read the majority of classic literature pieces. These days in between writing for the blog, answering emails, and communicating on social written text is the last thing I want to see at the end of the day. I do miss reading though so this year I’m trying to read at least 50 pages a day to get my reading inspiration back. So far so good and I already finished a few books—which is a major accomplishment!

#7 // Go Out for Massage

I know that massage could be expensive, but personally, it’s one of the things that I always splurge on. Every time I feel stiffness in my muscles or feel like I over-worked out, I’ll go out to a local nail salon and get a 10 to 30 minutes chair massage. My salon charges $10 per 10 minutes so it’s less pricey than a professional massage, but feels equally relaxing and soothing!

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These were all of the rituals I’m enjoying the most at the movement. You probably noticed that I didn’t include working out in this list. Truth to be told, I’m not always enjoying going to the gym so I’m just forcing myself as I know that exercising is good for me. And you know what, I think it’s completely okay to enjoy some things and have others as a chore you need to do. I guess it’s about being an adult, you learn how to distinguish your priorities.

I wonder what are some of your favorite feel-good rituals?


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  1. christine wrote:

    These are great things to do to feel great. I always feel good after a workout and a face mask. =) I also think reading comments on your blog and Instagram always helps to ensure you are on the right track and your followers appreciate you. And if all else fails, take a relaxing bath like you said! xoxo, Christine

    Posted 2.19.18 Reply
  2. I love wearing a face mask and taking a bath

    Posted 2.19.18 Reply
  3. Argh, I cound’t agree more with all these tips! I’m a ’90s kid too and, like you, I still love reading actual fashion magazines even these days. Also, taking a foam bath is like the best therapy for me :) And yes, even simple actions like lighting a beautifully scented candle makes you feel better, so true!


    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  4. Such nice tips! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  5. Simone wrote:

    Going to a spa is definitely my favourite! Massage and facial treatments are totally relaxing.

    xx Simone

    Little Glittery Box

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  6. Amy-Anne Williams wrote:

    I love this whole post! In fact, I’m sat here now reading blogs having read my recent subscription of Wanderlust magazine, with a facemask on haha. It’s so important to fall into a habit of self care, and it’s always fun to do everything on this list.

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy | Wandering Everywhere | My latest post

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  7. Colleen Dolan wrote:

    I absolutely love these!! I’ve started to do a face mask 2-3 times a week and it has made me feel so much better!!


    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  8. Carmen Jny (carmitive) wrote:

    Oh I love your ideas babe! Magazines always make me feel good because I can calm down and get inspired :)
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  9. jani wrote:

    I love all of these!!! I have been dying for a massage lately but getting some baths and reading in helps tons!! Love the pictures, especially the heart doughnut <3

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jani from http://www.mylifeinmedicineblog.com

    Posted 2.17.18 Reply
  10. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom wrote:

    I love the reading 50 pages a day, I haven’t heard that before… that’s a great idea and a way to get through some books! I feel like I haven’t been reading as much and I should try this!


    Posted 2.17.18 Reply
  11. Federica Di Nardo wrote:

    Thanks for the tips!


    Posted 2.17.18 Reply
  12. Missy May wrote:

    Aside all of the above, I listen to some good music and dance. I also love watch comedies!! Great feel good rituals for me.


    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  13. Allie Mackin wrote:

    Great tips here to decompress. I get so burned out after FW with all the running around, shooting and then editing I get so frazzled. I need to do a few of these soon!!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  14. l'ambassadrice wrote:

    Applying a face mask is one of my favorite self-care rituals! I always feel amazing afterwards :)


    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  15. These are all great ideas. I have gotten a massage on a lunch break with co-workers before. It was a lot of fun!

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  16. Love this post, especially about lighting a candle, lighting a candle makes me feel so much better and more relaxed!
    Jasmine | http://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  17. This is totally smart, Katya!! I have a face mask waiting for me, thanks for the reminder!!

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  18. Love all of these. Baths and reading are huge for me.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  19. Great rituals!
    Agnese & Elisa

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  20. I rediscovered reading as well, actual books or magazines, nothing on screen, and it is so relaxing.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  21. These are some great tips I can use when I’m feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing gorgeous. Reading more is something I’m working on too!

    Love, Layla Rosita | http://www.laylarosita.com

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  22. I really do enjoy replying to comments too

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply