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60 Minutes To Self Care: 5 Ways To Treat Yo Self In One Hour

Do you ever find yourself caught up in the never-ending cycle of work, chores, and taking care of others, leaving no time for yourself? 

You’re not alone! 

It’s easier and easier to slip from one obligation to the next without taking a second for yourself.

While taking time to yourself might seem a little indulgent, the National Institute of Mental Health would beg to differ, saying, “When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

Before you make the case to your partner that you deserve a full-blown spa retreat (and we’re sure you do!), consider something a bit more accessible and manageable first. By learning how to tackle your stress with small doses of self care, you’ll find ways to treat yo self on even the busiest of nights. 

To help get you started on the path to self care, we’re highlighting five ways you can pamper yourself in just 60 minutes.

From Overworked To “Oh, That’s Nice!”

At the end of a long day, you’re likely feeling drained both physically and mentally. Your to-do list is never-ending, and it feels like there's always something or someone vying for your attention. 

Even in this age of "treat yo self," it can be frustrating to feel like you don't have the time or energy to prioritize your own well-being. 

After all, you likely know how important self care is. It allows you to recharge, rejuvenate, and nourish your mind, body, and soul. It's a way to show yourself love, kindness, and appreciation. By investing time in self-care, you're better equipped to tackle the challenges that come your way. 

But when you don’t feel like you have the time, it can become even more constricting. 

However, self care doesn’t have to take as much time as you think! We can get caught up in the idea that we’ve been tired or stressed for such a long time that the only reasonable way to combat that is to take a correspondingly long break.

Before we reveal our five 60-minute stops on the journey to self-care, we wanted to introduce you to our Treat Yo Self IRLA (In Real Life) Pack. This pack is designed to celebrate the act of making yourself a priority. 

It includes a collection of challenges that encourage you to pamper yourself, indulge in self-expression, and step outside of your comfort zone. From getting a massage to going on a spontaneous trip, the Treat Yo Self IRLA Pack has something for everyone.

Now, let's explore five self-care challenges that you can complete in just 60 minutes.

60-Minute Self Care Challenges

In just 60 minutes, you can embark on these self-care challenges and prioritize your well-being. Remember, self-care doesn't have to be grand or time-consuming; it's the little moments of self-indulgence that make a big difference. 

So, take a deep breath, choose a challenge, and let the self-care begin.

Self-Care Challenge #1: The Perfect Bath Oasis

Supplies Needed:

  • Candles
  • Bubble bath
  • A book or your favorite music

Create your own personal oasis in your bathroom. Light some scented candles, pour in a luxurious bubble bath, and indulge in the warm embrace of relaxation. Grab a captivating book or play your favorite soothing tunes to set the mood. 

This 60-minute escape will transport you to a realm of tranquility, allowing you to let go of stress and immerse yourself in pure bliss. 

Self-Care Challenge #2: Culinary Adventure Night

Supplies Needed:

  • A restaurant you’ve been meaning to go to

We all have our little culinary routines. Maybe it’s tracing the same route at the grocery store to grab all our go-to items. Maybe it’s the same Thai takeout spot. Maybe it’s meal prepping. For this self-care challenge, you’re treating yourself to a restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to.

Indulge your curiosity as you try that café that’s always caught your eye, the funky new food truck, or that classic Italian trattoria. By giving into your whims, you’re reminding yourself that putting your needs first has delicious results. 

Self-Care Challenge 3: Art Therapy Express

Supplies Needed:

  • Art supplies (canvas, paint, brushes, etc.)

Unleash your inner artist with an art therapy session in the comfort of your home. Pick up your paintbrush and let your emotions guide your strokes. The act of creating art allows you to express yourself freely and tap into your imagination. 

Whether you're painting a vibrant masterpiece or doodling in a sketchbook, this creative outlet is sure to provide a much-needed sense of release and self-expression. 

Self-Care Challenge 4: Nature Escape

Supplies Needed:

  • Walking shoes
  • A nearby park or trail

Step into the great outdoors and embark on a nature escape. Put on your walking shoes and explore a nearby park or trail. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. 

Walking in nature has numerous health benefits, from reducing stress to boosting your mood. Take this 60-minute journey to reconnect with the natural world around you and find solace in its tranquility. 

Self-Care Challenge 5: Retail Therapy Revamp

Supplies Needed:

  • A little bit of spending money!

Indulge in some retail therapy and give your wardrobe a well-deserved revamp. Whether it's online or in-store, explore the fashion world and choose a new outfit that reflects your unique style. Try on different pieces, mix and match, and embrace the joy of self-expression through fashion. 

As you slip into your new outfit, feel the confidence and excitement radiate from within. And don't forget to check off “Buy yourself a new outfit” from your Treat Yo Self IRLA Pack! 


You’ve got responsibilities. You’ve got bills to pay. You’ve got all your reasons ready. But what you need to do is treat yo’ self, and that’s what you’ll have to do to earn these IRLAs. Live in the moment for once, do something you’ve always wanted to do, and indulge. There will always be a reason not to give yourself what you deserve, but for now, just ask yourself, “Why not”?”

You’re your best present.

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