After a manic Monday, we all deserve to sit back, unwind and rejuvenate, but sometimes when life takes over, relaxing is easier said than done.
That’s why we have enlisted the help of some lovely lifestyle bloggers to tell us their favourite ways to relax, and here are some of our favourites:
All of our fab bloggers agreed that the bathroom is the ideal place to start when getting into the relaxation mood and indulging in some ‘me time’. Each blogger suggested that you should yourself a hot bubble bath using all of the most luxurious products like bath bombs, moisturisers and face masks. This is the best way to prepare your body for the rest of the week.
Emma said: ‘try to spend anything from 20-45 minutes just in your own company, treating your body and looking after yourself’ by investing in some ‘little extras’ that will make your bathroom into your own personal spa – what could be more relaxing than that?
Another stand-out piece of advice from Emma, was to look after your body from the inside out, that way you will achieve a happier mind that will allow you to feel less stressed and worried! What’s the best way to do this? Eat a dinner packed full of superfoods, she says!
Health seems to be a common theme amongst our lifestyle bloggers, and Laura Claire told us that after a stress-filled day, her number one way to de-stress is to stick in some earphones, play some happy tunes and go for a long run. Exercise is scientifically proven to release endorphins – hormones that increase a feeling of wellbeing, which is why even a little bit of exercise is a great way to unwind. It’s also a great way to promote a good night’s sleep which will set you up for the week ahead.
Exercise isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but one thing we think everyone can enjoy when it comes to relaxing and rejuvenating is to appeal to all of the senses. In the words of Laura Claire: ‘don’t skimp on the ambiance’– and at Utopia we truly believe this. Light a scented candle, dim the lights, play your favourite music and believe us, you won’t be able to feel more relaxed!
Alongside dog walking, listening to audio books and of course bathing, our final blogger Mary gets creative as a way to wind down after a tiring Monday. Whether it be baking, jewellery making or painting, a hobby outside of your every day work that you love helps you relax. Although it is sometimes nice to do absolutely nothing – keeping your mind occupied is a great way to keep stress at bay and unwind on a Monday evening.
So, the bloggers have spoken and given us all of their top relaxation tips! Is there anything more you would add to the list? Leave us a comment!