Every now and again, like any other girl, I have really low
days where the idea of even leaving the house can seem quite intimidating. With
amounted stress from work, home and general life, I sometimes wish I could
isolate myself in my own little cocoon, and wait for all my problems and
concerns to go away all on their own. Of course in such occasions, we all want to be able to feel
more relaxed and calm, but it can be difficult to know where to start. I
however, have come up with a list of a few ideas that never fail to perk me up
when I seem to be having one of those days – take note!
1- Have a bath – A hot bath is an instant stress fix! Add a
few drops of your favourite body oil, and submerge yourself into that
beautiful fragrant water and let the benefits of the oil work its magic on
your skin – not only will this be a soothing experience, but also a great
moisturising treatment. Another favourite of mine is of course, LUSH bath
bombs! Dropping the bath bomb in the water is in itself very satisfying, but
then watching it slowly fizz and disintegrate, and turn the clear water into a
beautiful vibrant rainbow, is another gratifying “ooh, aah!” moment.
Finally, don’t forget the essentials!
Candles, music and a face mask are a must have.
2 – Chamomile Tea – Chamomile tea is a must have in my
household; it helps me to unwind from a rough day and relax into a state of
relatively peaceful bliss. This calming tea acts as a mild sedative as well as
an anti-anxiety agent, therefore ensuring a great night’s sleep!
3 – Create a calm and comfortable environment – My bedroom
is my restful sanctuary; I love to walk in and know that I will have a tranquil
night’s sleep (this can make all the difference between a good and bad day!).
My first tip would be to de-clutter; I don’t mind if a couple of
things are out of place (they can be easily put away in the morning), but
knowing that there is a huge pile of mess that needs sorting, makes me
instantly anxious. By no means am I the most organised person (my friends and
boyfriend can vouch for that!), but I have come a very long way from back in my
Uni days when I used to skip along my bedroom floor to dodge the clutter and
mounts of clothing on the floor (treading on your hairbrush is not at all
relaxing!). Having a clean bedroom honestly makes all the difference!
My second tip is to change your bed linen. This is abit of a random one which I
did wonder whether to include or not, but here it goes anyway: When I’m having
a stressful/ low day, there is no better feeling than crawling into a set of freshly
cleaned bed sheets! It is simply heavenly.
Finally don’t forget about personal touches to create the perfect ambience; perfumed
candles, plump pillows, fresh flowers and your favourite blanket to keep you warm.
4 – Pamper yourself – How about treating yourself to an at
home manicure? Or alternatively, and one of
my other old favourites, apply a
coconut oil hair mask! Why not do both? Reach out for your favourite face mask,
that luxurious body moisturiser (because every day is a special occasion!) or
your favourite Dior lipstick that cost you a week’s supply of food but makes
you feel like a million bucks!
Top off your pamper day with a lavish snacks tray in bed while you catch up on your favourite TV series!
5 – Unleash your creative side – Transfer your emotions to a
piece of craft work; harness inspiration from your negative feelings and turn
them into a positive – draw, paint, sculpt? In my case, I decided to write this
blog post hoping that it could be helpful to someone else!
What did you think of today’s post? What are your favourite way’s to unwind when you’re having a low day?
Lots of love, Ana