I have morning and evening grooming routines that are fast and efficient, and don’t change much over time. But I also carve out extra time on Saturday morning to indulge in some self-care. I find it therapeutic and like the results. I do little extras like groom my brows, and give my hands and feet a basic manicure and pedicure, sans nail polish. Sometimes I use a facial scrub and apply a facial mask. None of these self-care routines take very long because I’m doing them myself at home, but it does feel more “spa-like” than the norm.

I also sleep in a little longer, and make a point to slow down, take my time, and not to rush around to get things done. We have breakfast a little later than normal. And unless something unexpected happens, everyone at the Cox Castle has a more relaxing start to the weekend. It makes a difference to our state of mind, especially when life is stressful.

If I have commitments on Saturday morning, I try to indulge in a little self-care on Sunday morning. Failing that, I wait till the next week. Over to you. Do you carve out a little time for self-care?