I used to hate washing my face at night!

I know it sounds stupid, but taking that time before bed used to seem so daunting to me. I would wake up in the morning with yesterday’s mascara smudged down my face; my skin felt gross and I felt so disappointed with myself for not washing my face the night before. I would shamefully wash my face each morning before putting on my makeup for the day.

I recently purchased some Canadian made natural/organic skincare products and I was so excited to try them. For encouragement, I decided to challenge myself to wash my face every night before bed for 30 days. At first it was hard, but the feeling of my clean skin in the morning was so worth it. Now I love the “ritual” of my new nighttime regime and I’ve started to think of it as part of my self-care… the smells and the feeling of the products on my skin are luxurious.

Why am I telling you this? Because an interesting thing happened during those 30 days… and beyond, of course because I still do it!

I started taking better care of my body in other ways.

I decided that I deserved to feel good on the inside too! This small but mighty ritual spilled over into other parts of my day. Soon I developed other little mini rituals (or habits) throughout my day that made me feel good.

Now I’m not suggesting that you can lose weight by washing your face. What I am suggesting, though, is that when you start to ome self-care, it might just overflow into other areas of your life.

How do you practice self-care?