So, I work a full-time job, Monday to Friday, and sometimes I work weekends depending if there is a special event or meeting on. Full-time hours for me is 38 hours per week, plus 1 or more hours driving to and from work each day. So that’s pretty much a 43+ hour week. So as you can probably realise, I’m pretty exhausted when I get home. I work in admin, so I do sit at a desk for most of the day, by constantly using your brain/mind can really exhaust you. I’m going to take you through a few bits & pieces that I do to help me chill out and relax. It’s very important to leave some ‘me time’ during your week, to do something for yourself. This can really help with stress and anxiety.
Have a Bath
Since moving into our new house, which was in April of this year (2018), I have absolutely loved using the brand new bath. I have been using Lush bath bombs (completely vegan & cruelty free products), The Body Shop Bath Foam for bubbles & various The Body Shop Bath Bombs:
Lush & The Body Shop totally need to sponsor me. Adding these things to the bath just makes it seem so much more luxurious, and more like you are treating yourself. I like to lie down in a warm bath, and I usually have my phone with me and watch Instastories – it is a great time to catch up with everything on social media. Afterwards I feel so much more lighter and relaxed.
Do a Face Mask
This is something I have only just started doing. I was at the shops and decided to purchase a couple of different face masks to try out. The ones I bought:
It is great to put on a face mask while in the bath – it really feels like you are treating your skin & body. One of the face masks was a peel off, and the other was one you just take off. I think I rather the one you can just take off, personally. Sometimes the peel-off ones can hurt a bit – especially if it gets stuck on the edge of your hair!
I have recently been introduced to meditation. As you already know, I suffer majorly from anxiety. At the moment I am trying meditation 1-2 times a day, and they are 3-5 minute sessions. It barely takes any of your day up, so even if you work full time like me, you can definitely fit some meditation in. I’m not sure if it is working for me yet, as it can take a while for your body to start to learn from it. Meditation helps you to control your breathing, as well as your thoughts. The more you practise it, the better you get at it. I find that I feel a bit lighter and more relaxed afterwards, even a bit tired. I have found so far that it helps immediately after, but I am yet to see any effect throughout the day. I have heard though that many people receive good results from meditation. The app that I use for this is Headspace.
Watch some YouTube
When I am just chilling out, I love to put on some YouTube, at the moment I am absolutely obsessed with watching Eleanor Neale’s true crime videos. I find them so interesting, and sometimes disturbing. I totally zone out while watching these and put all of my attention into watching the video. I would highly suggest you check out her videos if you’re into crime and horror things!
Eat your Favourite Snacks
One of my favourite things to do is just sit down in front of the TV, or computer, and eat some snacks. Some of my favourite snacks to eat are Pringles & Shapes. Yes, I am guilty of late night snacking. It is the best time to snack, am I right?
That is all I have for you today! What do you love to do to relax?