Self Care Sundays
The Antidote - Your Weekly Remedy
Are you having a holly jolly start to December? This holiday season is feeling more festive than season’s past, right? And nothing more fun than doing some self-care with a festive twist to it! As we prep ourselves to be with family and friends, the best way to start is with our bodies, and then, our minds. My personal favorite brand of self-care during Christmas-time is anything gingerbread or pine themed. Thankfully, beauty companies realized that and have created a plethora of options for us to choose from and luxuriate ourselves in.
In preparation of one of the busiest times of the year, I will highlight my favorite self-care holiday-themed products below! To make this even more fun, why not use our MTS approved Christmas Movie list from last week’s newsletter as you mask your stress away!
Best Masks to Prep for the Holidays
Briogeo multi Merry masking set- Perfect as both a gift and something for yourself! I prefer to leave it on for 2-3 hours, or longer if the time permits it, and really let my hair nourish itself from within!
Fantasy by Masque Bar Reindeer Mask - Not only will this mask calm your dry, cracked, winter skin, it’s also in a cute reindeer shape!
Vitamasques 6 Days Of Holiday Glow Mask Set - One mask is just not enough. Everytime I use this set, by day 6 my skin is glowy, smooth and ready to take on the holiday parties!
Your Monday Mantra to start this week is:
“I am abundance. I am happiness. I am whole and entirely complete. This is the start of the best week of my life!”
Your Week in Astrology: Dec 11th - Dec 17th
Like all reasonable and rational people everywhere, the only way to properly kick off your week is with a horoscope to predict your trials, tribulations, mishaps, and successes! Have an important meeting this week? Gunning for a promotion? Going to profess your love to your crush? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered on all fronts with our weekly astrology reading. Enter our mystical world of stars and astros…
Aries, you are on fire this week! All the hard work you’ve been putting in is finally going to show itself, in the most grand of ways! Be cautious to whom you brag and boast, as a true winner is modest and humble. You’ll have plenty of reasons to celebrate, but try to remember to keep your head, and feet, on the ground! You are a natural winner, act as such.
The holidays are stressing you out, Taurus, as your caring side gives way to a wave of worry- but fear not! You will easily combat and conquer this season, with the grace that you are known for. It’s okay to sweat the small stuff, so long as you don't let it bog you down. Just try to make a list, get your priorities in order, and move onwards and upwards!
Being a caring friend is great and appreciated, just make sure you;re leaving time for yourself as well!
No one likes to work hard and play hard like a Gemini, so just remember to first finish your ‘work’ before you start investing in the ‘play’! While it seems things are slowing down at work, that doesn’t mean you need to shirk your responsibilities in favor of fun. Try to finish your assignments and emails first, and then reward yourself with a good time. No one does multitasking like you, and it’ll be your most important asset this week, as a lot will be asked of you. Nothing you can’t handle, of course, so long as you keep your head in both the game and the dancefloor!
Romance is in the air, Cancer, so put on your best ensemble and ready yourself for a week of wooing and doing! Whether you get asked on a fun, activity filled date, or a romantic dinner with the setting sun, let yourself enjoy the experience. Turn off your phone. Shut off your brain. And feel the love. Because you deserve it! These past few weeks have been work-heavy, and you’ve not made time for your social life- let this be both your outlet and your source of light!
This week is best to hammer down all your responsibilities and take a back seat, Leo. We know it’s hard as you love to bask in the light of your sign, but this is not the time to do it. You will be all the better for it. It’s one of those weeks where prioritizing your mental health and quiet time will benefit you in the long run. Whether that means taking a warm bath and making a list to organize yourself, or doing a hair mask and listening to a soothing podcast, let the quiet and the calm soothe your soul. Because next week? You’ll be busier than ever!
Get your party shoes on and let your hair down, Virgo, because this week is all about you! Like a metaphoric star on the rise, all eyes will be on you, so make sure to keep your eyes and heart open. Romance is just around the corner- and this one could be special! You’re known to be responsible and mild-mannered, but this is your week to be anything but. Go to that party. Yes yes to that date.
End of the week you will have a reflective period, full of thoughts of people you met and experiences you had- enjoy yourself, you’ve earned it!
Your feminine nature and natural proclivity towards anything stylish is a gift this week, Libra, as you will be called upon to do some heavy delegation on behalf of a friend. You will need that judgemental nature of yours to make quick decisions- and your friends will thank you for it! Just make sure to keep some of the more harsh critiquing to yourself as not everyone is cut out for that Tim Gunn-esque tough love. Only you can rule with the scales on your side, keeping everything fair and balanced.
The attention this week, Scorpio, is on your mental health. Do not let your mind stray! You’ve been feeling overwhelmed as of late and now is the time to put yourself first, and focus only on the inner you! If you put off your mental well-being, sooner or later, it’s going to catch up to you, and you’ll feel the effects. Better take care of yourself now before it escalates any further; wind down, relax, meditate, and do anything that soothes you internally. You are your own biggest champion and asset, and as such, you must protect yourself. After this week of rest and respite, you’ve got a lot of great opportunities coming up- so ready yourself for them!
Creativity is all around you this week, sagittarius, so get to it and start creating! Whether it’s for pleasure or for a professional effort, use this burst of creative energy bestowed upon you and let your artistic flag fly! You know how to inspire with your words, your art, and your soul, so combine the three and create the masterpiece you know you have within.
This energy will surround you most of December, so channel it into any outlet, as it’ll prove to be a great asset. And remember, sharing is caring. Nothing is more fun than creating together.
Your focus is intense and strong-willed this week, and you will not budge for anything. However, as great as your work streak is, it's important to remember moderation is key- in every part of life. No one doubts your professional prowess, but you can get bogged down in the minutiae and not see the bigger picture shaping before you. The best way to truly assess any situation is to remove yourself from it and look at it objectively. You are stronger than most and sharper, too, but don’t let that cloud your vision when approaching a project too closely.
Though life threw some curveballs at you, you’ve handled them gracefully and with ease. You’ve been figuring out where to go from here, and this week, you’ll get the answers you’ve been searching for. It’s not easy to make changes, especially ones that uproot you from your comfort zone, but you’ve never been one to conform to the norm, so if anyone can embrace the changes head-on, it’s you. If it becomes too much, you know how to quiet your mind to come up with the best resolution going forward. Just listen to your inner self and guide yourself home.
Sweet Pisces, this week is all about exploring your inner feminine. A plethora of romance and romantic energy will surround you, if only you let it, and you’ll have a lot of options to choose from. Choose the road that feels right for you and go fearlessly, for your destiny could be one right message away. Greet this love with open arms and an open heart, because it could be one to change you. Every so often we are blessed with these astrological placements, and you are touched by a romantic Midas this week! Enjoy it.
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Food for Thought
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The photo choice is what ultimately drew me in! It was so cute, coupled with the title,alas I clicked it unlike so many other self care posts I see daily that I scroll past. Loves it!