May equals Mother’s Day – that one special day when mums are meant to relax, be pampered and let someone else run the show for a change!
In a world of ever increasing speed, ever-expanding to-do lists and high expectations we place upon ourselves, we believe it’s time to step off the treadmill at every possible opportunity, to focus on our health and wellbeing and put ourselves first.
This is true for everybody, of course, not just mums; physical and mental health issues are on the rise and we have the power to change it.
Here are 7 of our top tips for taking some “you” time, any time you need it!
1 Sleep in
The health effects of poor quality sleep is cumulative. Treat yourself to a full night of sleep – begin with a warm lavender scented bath to soothe and try some meditation to relax the mind.
2 Exercise unwind
Cleanse your body by working up a sweat. Take it slow if you’re starting out – a walk or a dance – the natural endorphins are the perfect pick me up too!
Hang out with your friends or watch your favourite comedy on TV. Whatever you choose, laugh hard and laugh long.
4 Grab a cup of green tea
Rich in antioxidants, drinking green tea promotes healthy skin, strengthens the heart, controls weight and protects against disease.
Grab your favorite novel and find a quiet corner so you can relax, uninterrupted, for a couple hours.
6 Practise yoga
Yoga helps increase flexibility and strength. Through proper breathing and mindfulness, yoga also helps relieve stress, calm the mind and refresh the spirit.
7 Spa sensation
If you have the time and the means, treat yourself to a massage and a facial (with one of our fabulous Gernétic therapists) – there’s truly no better way than to bliss out under the spell of Gernétic.