3. Take A Bubble Bath
The oldest trick in the book, but still one of the most valuable. When was the last time you gave yourself a pampering bath? Take time to shut off from the world, pick up a good book, set the mood with a Temple Spa candle and choose a relaxing bath oil (we love DRIFT AWAY!). Time to relax….
4. Offload Your Brain The Night Before
We love to call this Brain Junk! It’s the active technique of writing and offloading all your thoughts and worries before going to sleep, achieving that unwinding feeling. Create a list or draw a bin to ‘throw’ your thoughts in – it’s sure fire way to head off to the land of nod…
5. Practice Your Breathing Techniques
Harnessing the power of breathing is one of the most positive things you can do for your wellbeing. Try this; close your eyes and breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds, counting in your head. Hold for 7 seconds, then breathe out for 7 seconds through your mouth. Focus on the counting and taking deep breaths for as long as needed. Feeling that tension and stress disappear?
6. Talk and communicate
Having a good old-fashioned phone call with your friend or loved one can do your stressed brain the world of good. Expressing your worries out loud helps to gain perspective, build better relationships and can even help you solve a stressful problem!
7. Nourish Your Body
You wouldn’t fill up your car with the wrong fuel, so how can you expect your body to run on the wrong food? Stress can lead us to missing important meals and essential food categories all together. Take a look at what food you’re eating and see whether there’s any way to help improve it, such as a handful of almonds with a wealth of vitamins or an orange to boost vitamin C levels.