Hi Everyone! I’m back on my blog with a little post which I hope will guide you when times get tough and help you when your mind and body are desperately calling out for some TLC…
Have a Pamper Night
Whether this is a full blown exfoliation and face mask session or simply redoing your nails and moisturising, the most important thing is that you are spending time on yourself – something which can often go overlooked when your life is jam packed!
Book an Adventure
If you’re anything like me, it’s always good to have a weekend away, holiday or exciting day out to look forward to. We work so hard all week and yes we have bills to pay and savings to build, but we have a life to live too. So book that holiday, tick that city off your bucket list and go exploring!
Have a Good Cry
When I was younger, I thought it was a sign of weakness to cry, but growing up I’ve realised that actually crying is a de-stressing mechanism. Too often we let things get on top of us and while exercise can be great at keeping our feelings in balance, sometimes we need to let out all the frustration in one big hit.
Do Absolutely Nothing
Has anyone else noticed how quickly the nights are drawing in already?! Plus as I’m writing this I am already tucked up in bed with my slipper socks and am extremely tempted by a hot water bottle. Autumn/Winter is the perfect excuse to change straight into your pyjamas after work and park yourself on the sofa for the whole evening with the TV and a takeaway – it’s good for the soul, trust me! 🙂
Try Something New
It’s quite easy to fall into a routine and get seriously comfortable, but every now and again push yourself out of your comfort zone. Last summer I tried paddle boarding and LOVED it, this year it felt good to get out on the water again, and we are already thinking about buying our very own boards next year! Or if you played a sport when you were younger or had a hobby which you had to put on the back burner, make time to fall in love with it all over again!
Cleaning, tidying and organising is so therapeutic, now don’t get me wrong, I am no Monica Geller – my boyfriend will tell you that, but it’s so calming to sort through my purse and bin old receipts or go through my drawers and finally part with clothes which I have come to admit, I really will never wear again. There’s so much to be said for negative energy and getting rid of anything which doesn’t evoke positive emotions, so give it a try sometime 🙂
Lose Yourself in a Bubble Bath
Relax your muscles, dim the lights and read a magazine cover to cover, because I bet you can’t remember the last time you did that?
I am just four pounds away from my holiday weight goal and while I am desperately trying to achieve it through exercise, I’ve come to realise that it’s not good to deprive your body of what it craves the most. One chocolate bar is not going to send your diet spiralling into disrepair, so enjoy!
Go a Little Crazy
An evening of delicious cocktails, your best girlfriends and cheesy music can do a world of good. I find the best nights out to be Fridays, because you can just let the stresses of the week go and take great pleasure in the fact that although you may feel slightly fragile on the Saturday, you still have a whole Sunday to make the most of too! 🙂
Take Some Timeout
This one might be a challenge, but it is vital that you remember to give yourself a break. You can only do your best, so try to not put so much pressure on yourself with working so hard, remember to have fun too!
Thank you for taking the time to read my post! How do you de-stress? Let me know in the comments… 🙂
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