I sometimes struggle to relax, especially when my mind is bubbling away with self-doubt, anxious thoughts and bloody to-do lists. I have to be armed with a toolkit of things that I can turn to to help me feel calm, before it all gets too overwhelming.
Turns out I can be incredibly sneaky when I need to be. Case in point, I booked a holiday 4 weeks ago as a surprise to my husband and managed to keep my gob firmly shut until we were in the car on the way to the airport. Get in.
Life is pretty insane at the moment with everything ramping up a gear. So when I’m at home in the evenings and the weekends I’m living life in the slow lane and embracing the small pleasures in life.
If, like me, you suffer with an overly anxious mind you’ll recognise the importance of self-care, especially around the busiest time of the year, Christmas. For me, it’s important to carve out time each week to unwind, de-stress and pamper myself. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a friend, these ten items will make that self-love process even better.
My favourite childhood memories involve crab fishing at Mudeford Quay, breakfasts in the Noisy Lobster at Avon Beach and summer caravan stays at Hoburne Naish in Christchurch. This weekend, I got to relive all of that with the addition of Al and our besties, and it was pure bliss.
Every now and then I like to carve out an evening for myself, doing my favourite things, to take my mind away from all the stress, worry and general anxieties that tend to build up. There are five things that help relax my body and calm my mind.
I look an actual state at the moment and should only leave the house while wearing a bin bag over my head. I have numerous, mountainous under-the-skin spots erupting, my lips are so chapped they’re peeling and I took a fall at netball and have grazed everywhere, including my chin. My body needs some TLC and these are the six things I swear by to do it…
I swear by these three wonder items to get me to sleep every night. Because sometimes I need a little extra help.
Recently I’ve been feeling run down and dealing with waves of anxiety. When it all gets a bit too much, these are the 10 things I like to do to unwind…
This post is dedicated to maximising the Zzzzzs. Seeing as I need around eight hours a night, sleep is extremely important to me. I have a well honed routine which helps me unwind and get to sleep as soon as my head hits my plump duck-feather pillow.