Little things can add up in the day. By the time you get home after a long day or working, taking care of kids, or running errands, all you want to do is collapse on the closest soft surface and pass out. But that’s the best time to practice self-care so you can rise the next day and feel refreshed. Here are five reasons you should pamper yourself today and the best ways to do it!

Your work bestie was out sick

Let’s be real. Work just isn’t the same without your sassy, all-knowing friend who is just waiting to share the latest gossip. The entire day can seem off when they aren’t there to share the funny and stressful moments. End the day with the familiarity you’ve been missing by putting on your favorite music and drawing a nice, warm bath. Make it even better by using a bubble bath with your favorite scent. To take it to the next level, add CBD-infused bath salts to take away any aches you may be feeling.

Someone honked at you after they were tailgating you the entire time

Hopefully the road rage was kept to the minimum. It can be scary and downright dangerous when agitated drivers are on the road… especially when they have trouble keeping their distance. Allow yourself to relax when you get home by inhaling your favorite scent and rubbing in some body oil that will make your skin feel magical. Also, bring up the heat by breaking out Heart Throb, which comes with round massagers and a bullet to give you the warmth and vibration you need.

There was an awkward silence in the elevator

This isn’t “Grey’s Anatomy.” We don’t all have sultry, steamy silences in the elevator as the attending we accidentally slept with before our first day stands next to us. Early in the morning, that elevator ride with strangers isn’t the thing to brighten your day. When you get home, light a candle to set the mood. Then, get out your favorite massage oil with a calming scent and go to town on your neck, shoulder, and even legs with some massage gloves that will ease away the awkward moments of the day.

 You didn’t put enough creamer in your coffee

There’s nothing like starting a morning with a nice, warm cup of coffee. But when you taste that coffee when you’re already out the door and realize it doesn’t have quite the sweetness you’re used to, that’s a rough beginning. What do you do now? Power through? Pay for an expensive coffee? Go without caffeine?? The last option may seem impossible. How can a person operate without caffeine? Well, you can get that caffeine later in the day (just in a different way). Use Rapid Rewind to nourish, hydrate, and reduce the look of wrinkles thanks to the ingredient of caffeine. That’s not enough? Ease the pain in your body with a muscle rub and a nice glass of wine or cider. 

You waited an hour for your Uber Eats order and then it inexplicably canceled

You were looking forward to your order of donuts all morning and tracking the delivery on your phone. Then, you notice the driver is going in the wrong direction and the estimated delivery time gets pushed back more and more. Finally, you get the dreaded notification: order canceled. Now what are you going to do? Go home. Get in bed. Whip out the sugar glazed donut lubricant you love and turn on your favorite vibrator. That will satisfy the cravings that have been delayed since you were denied your delicious donuts.

Whether you’re facing big or small problems, you need space to recharge. No matter what happens in the day, when you get home, don’t just plop on the couch, and lie there. Make the most of the time and luxurious products and turn your home into a pampering spa!

Tori Tromblay

Tori Tromblay

Special Projects Producer
Tori Tromblay (she/her/hers) is a book enthuisiast, cat lover, and Cincinnati native. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism. After traveling to New York, D.C., London, and Tulsa, she settled back home, where she lives with her husband and two cats. She has worked for Pure Romance for two years and loves to learn and teach about sex education.