The weekend of love is upon us. Whether you are single or in a couple there are many activities you can do that will grow self love and a sense of togetherness. We compiled a list of our Top 5 activities that you can try this weekend, alone, with a friend or with your lover.
Make sure self love is the priority no matter what you do!
1) A long and leisurely breakfast
Get up slowly and unwind the week with a slow breakfast. Give yourself the gift of good fats and healthy supplementation with a bountiful avocado toast. The mighty avocado really is the breakfast of champions. As well as boasting impressive amounts of vitamins K, C, B5, B6 and E, it’s also loaded with folate, which plays an important part in regulating your moods, keeping you calm and in a good mood. Sprinkle on top some spiced raw Chillax Brew from Mindful Foods for an extra taste sensation!
2. Make a Romance Inducing Hot Cacao
Cacao, or pure unrefined chocolate, is loaded with minerals like magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus. It's also high in antioxidants and boasts a number of B vitamins (like B1, 2, and 3) and flavanols, which are great for heart health.
On top of being good for your physical health, cacao has long been used in spiritual ceremony for its stimulating yet heart-opening effects. Eating or drinking it likely won't make you feel jittery the same way caffeine does, but it can still be somewhat energizing. Some of the minerals found in this superfood can also help promote a brighter mood.
3. Take a long Bath
Not only does a warm bath make the blood flow easier, it also makes it more oxygenated by allowing you to breathe deeper and slower, particularly when taking in steam. Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity. Always a treat to do alone or with another!
4. Loose yourself in a good book
There’s nothing like sitting down with a good book. While the hobby is plenty entertaining, scientists and doctors have observed several positive effects from reading. Books inspire creativity, critical thinking, increase empathy, and offer plenty of other incentives to go and enjoy some word power!
5. Mindful Baking
Studies show creative outlets like baking can improve your overall sense of wellbeing. And when you turn it into a mindfulness exercise, the benefits increase. To make baking more mindful, take it slow and focus on the feel, smell and look of each ingredient, and stay present with every step.
6. A Romantic Dinner for 1 or 2 at sunset
Research shows that sunsets have many psychological effects that enhance the long-lasting satisfaction of in life and physical benefits and have been proven to relieve stress. Over the weekend, find some time to prepare a deluxe dinner spread for yourself or with your other half and enjoy the boosting effects of dining at sunset.