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“I Need A Vacation” Self-Care

January 13, 2020

“I Need A Vacation” Self-Care

By Tonic Products

Hey all! Co-Founder Karissa here with some self-care tips for those days where you just need break. Sure, there are some fairly universal treats, but for this exercise I want you to take a minute to reflect on the things that help you relax, have a centering effect, and leave you feeling uplifted and energized.


To help get those creative juices flowing, I’ll list some widely used relaxation practices:

– Meditation / devotional practice

– Take a nap

– Get a mani/pedi (or do it yourself at home!)

– Enjoy a tea / coffee

– Take a bubble bath

– Watch your favorite show / movie

– Get a massage

– Do some yoga

– Wear your favorite “cozies” (mine is a massively oversized fuzzy leopard print robe!)

– Go for a walk

– Do a face mask (plenty of DIY recipes on our blog if you don’t have one handy!)

– Spend time outdoors, even if only sunbathing


To really get the most out of your time, I recommend going for a more thought out and personalized approach. A few things that work for me are as follows:

– Enjoy coffee out with a good read for company

– Walk my dog

– Play a favorite sport (volleyball for me!)

– Try a new restaurant

– Spend time with a best friend / loved one

– Cuddle with my dog and/or husband

– Plan a trip (or at least research one!)

– Deep clean a room in my home

– Sweat it out at the gym (personal favs = a spin class, yoga, or a strength circuit)

– Wander through TJ Maxx & (let’s be honest here) buy a few things I definitely don’t need

– Take time to journal

– Organize pretty much anything


So, what will it be for you? A bubble bath, walk outside, veggin’ under the covers, or something else entirely? The burn out is real, so when you find yourself in a funk, be mindful and take notice. If you don’t have the time or resources for a full day of self-care, set aside just 30 minutes to slow down, take a breather, and do something rewarding for yourself!