With summer at the forefront, it’s perfectly natural you’d want to cleanse your mind of work and step away (as much as you can) from the computer screens. But given that we live in a culture that’s perpetually plugged in, attempting to detox from the digitalscape seems like a whole process in itself.
Luckily, there are ways you can still incorporate self-care into your life, even if it’s for one or two hours at a time. For tips on how to kick-start a better habit of treating ourselves, we turned to our own SheKnows editors for the thoughtful and easy ways they pamper after the workday — none of which involves checking a phone or laptop.
From a home-cooked recipe to the best bath soak, here are pointers from five staffers that will have you unwinding in no time.
“I like to spray my bedsheets with a lavender and oil mixture and relax with a homemade apple cider vinegar bentonite clay face mask!” — Yvonna Groom, social media manager
“On the rare days when I get to go home directly after work, I immediately change into my ‘apartment clothes’ — typically a cotton-patterned house dress or a pair of pants with an elastic waist and an old T-shirt. Then I treat myself to a nice cold glass of seltzer and watch Jeopardy.” — Elizabeth Yuko, health editor
“I work from home so the last thing I want is to be cooped up inside when I finish up for the day. I try to go to the gym or at least go for a really long walk right when I log off. And I’m not in the habit of taking baths every night, but if I’m really feeling like pampering myself, I go big with a Lush bath bomb. They smell so good and I’m like a little kid watching all the colors swirl around in the water.” — Sarah Lazzari, branded content editor
“Now that it’s warm out, my ideal weeknight is spent jogging over the Williamsburg Bridge at dusk with my S.O. and then cooking something summery, like this peach and prosciutto salad. That or meeting friends for dinner al fresco!” — Hannah Hickok, lifestyle editor
“As soon as I get home from work, I take my dog for a long walk. He’s always excited to see me — which is the best feeling after a long day — and it’s a nice way to unwind after leaving the office.” — Celia Shatzman, managing editor
This post was sponsored by Buick.