Clock up some well-deserved ‘you-time’

Nov 02, 2021
Posted in: Featured, Well-being   Posted by: Ragdale Hall Spa

Time flies, so why not make every second count by clocking up some well-deserved ‘you-time’. We know that our time is precious, that’s why it’s even more important to prioritise our wellbeing –especially during the winter months where we need to sleep more, eat well, rest plenty, and be kind and gentle with ourselves. In this blog, we’re looking at how you can re-create those ‘aahhh’ moments from the comfort of home, to relax both your body and mind and transport you back to our blissful countryside spa.

Stretch it out

Yoga can be a fantastic way to release tension in the body and feel restored. Sometimes, after a long day at work the last thing we want to do is step onto the mat or exercise, but both your mind and body will thank you for it. It varies depending on the individual, but we tend to naturally store a lot of tension in the neck, shoulders and hip space. Practice some deep and stretchy flows to work into the muscles – it doesn’t need to be anything too advanced, just some simple neck rolls from side to side will work wonders. Inhale, exhale, and feel refreshed.

 

Relax with bubbles

Treat yourself to a bath with essential oils for ultimate relaxation. If you’re unwinding for sleep, opt for Lavender for its soothing and relaxing properties will help you to destress after a long day. Add roughly eight drops of Lavender essential oil to your warm bath, and make sure you give the water a good stir before hopping into the tub as this will help to evenly spread the oil. While you soak away your worries, your skin will absorb a small amount of the oil and the scent will give you that ‘aaaaah’ feeling.

 

Sleep well

A good bedtime routine is essential for helping to prepare you for a peaceful slumber. Drift off into the land of nod by making your bedroom into a relaxing sanctuary; clear your room of clutter and keep plants such as Aloe Vera and Lavender close by. Limit screen time an hour before bed, and instead opt for a good book.

 

Do something for you

Ask yourself: ‘what do I enjoy doing, and how can I do more things that I love?’ Whether it’s going for a run, getting stuck into a good book, painting, writing poetry, or getting crafty, you deserve the time and space to be able to reconnect with yourself. For those of us who are short on time, even just taking fifteen minutes a day to do something we enjoy can greatly improve our wellbeing.

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