Why taking some “me time” is an essential
We all lead such busy lives that sometimes, when we finally stop for a minute, we’ll wonder where the past week has gone! We can do the school run, or the commute to work, along with all our other regular tasks like the grocery shop or meal prep, without ever taking a moment for ourselves. Well, it’s time to slow down.
Your wellbeing is incredibly important. So, here’s a few small ways to treat yourself so that making a bit of “me time” becomes a habit rather than something to feel guilty about.
Draw a bubble bath
Leading a heathy and happy life means that you need to form good habits. Taking a long, hot bath once in a while can help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, making sure that you don’t burn out.
Doing something nice for yourself, even when it’s something as simple as a bubble bath, can help you hit ‘reset’ and centre yourself, as well reducing stress. Plus, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune; some nice bath salts and a face mask is an affordable indulgence to treat yourself to.
Light some candles
According to experts, candlelight can have a very calming effect. The soft illumination is associated with moments of stillness and solitude, which is why its so closely linked to religious and spiritual ceremonies all over the world.
As well as the tranquil atmosphere they create, the aroma of candles can help with encouraging relaxation. Introducing jasmine, camomile and ylang ylang scents to your home on an evening can help you unwind after a long day, even if you still have a few small tasks to do. The beautiful smell will make ironing, washing the dishes or folding the laundry less of a chore!
Find your scent
Treating yourself to a beautifully scented perfume is the ultimate everyday treat. Keep a small vial of your favourite fragrance in your handbag, like the luxurious Eau de Parfums from expert perfumer Miller Harris. It can be a lovely pick-me-up to boost your mood if you’re having a long day or if you’re heading for after-work drinks straight from the office.
Read a book
Put your phone away before bed and read a book instead. Not only will it help you get a better sleep (as the blue light from phone and TV screens can keep you awake), it’ll also give you the chance to check out from real life and immerse yourself in the world of your favourite author.
Regardless of how much you have packed into your diary each day, remember that you come first and treating yourself every now and again shouldn’t be optional. Adding a bit of pampering and self-love to your routine is essential to ensuring your happiness and wellbeing in the long-term.
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