So can someone please tell me where the weekend went please? One minute it was Friday and now here I am writing this up on Sunday evening watching Bride Wars ( just watching to research in case anyone gets in my way HAHA Joking… I promise)
Anyway, when you read this, it will be Monday, which potentially is on of the worst days of week, so I thought what better day to talk about my favourite ways to de stress and un wind after a long (rubbish) day.
Usually if I’ve been feeling particularly stressed, I will try to go to a fitness class in the evening as this is one way that I find is so good for de stressing. I always feel so much better after getting out of the house and dancing around for an hour haha. Like I mentioned in my fitness post last week, I’m a big fan of classes like Clubberise which makes working out actually quite fun.
Having A Bath:
If I can’t be bothered to exercise, or when I come back, and I still don’t feel de stressed. I find that having a bath always, always helps. I do say that a bath can pretty much solve anything. I have a basket of Lush bath bombs that I use, and I always feel this makes me feel a little better and well if you can Instagram your bath as well as having one… well that two birds with one stone right? Recently, my fave has been the Twilight bath bomb which has ingredients such as lavender which is great for relaxing and unwinding.
I have trouble switching off, so I have to watch something in the bath or I’ll literally just be stressing in a bath, so I usually catch up with TV or youtube. I’ll also maybe use a face mask, wash my hair and of course shave my legs so I feel like a silky dolphin when I get out.
Wearing Nice PJ’s :
After I’ve finished in the shower, I will pop on some PJS. I’m currently obsessed with some silk ones from Missguided which remind me so much of the VS ones that I’ve always wanted. Also whenever I wear silk pyjamas , I always feel like a princess when I wake up the next morning.
Watching My Fave TV:
I love spending an evening catching up with missed TV shows or dedicating a few hours to Netflix. Wednesday nights used to be my fave as that’s when I’d catch up with PLL, but now that’s finished I tend to watch (probably a little too much) reality TV such as TOWIE and Made in Chelsea. Mainly because they don’t require a lot of thinking and means I can totally switch off. If the day has been really, really awful, I’ll dig out one of my fave films and put my phone on airplane mode. If that happens though, you know that it’s just best to not cross me haha.
I find that doing things such as painting my nails, or maybe popping on a fake tan helps me feel so much better the next morning and like I have my life together. I also do things such as tinting my eyebrows too. I use the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint in dark brown which you can get from Boots. The tint just helps to make my brows look a little more polished than normal and saves me having to fill them in every day!The kit I use costs £8.25 from Boots and has around 16 applications from one box and the results last 30 days, so it’s a lot more cost effective than going to a salon which I think charge £5/10 per time! I find doing this quite relaxing and it always makes me feel a little more polished and well if you’ve got good brows you can tackle everything. ( In my Pamper Routine video below, you can see a full demo of how I tint my brows…)
I will also sometimes wax my upper lip, which isn’t really glamorous or relaxing if I’m honest, but if we’re talking pamper routines then this is what I do sometimes… when I’m starting to look like My Name Is Earl.
Then before bed, I’ll sit in bed and read which is really good to do if you have trouble switching off. I find it helps to take my mind of things that I’d been wound up about during the day and makes me feel more tired. Then fingers crossed, I head to bed feeling relaxed, chilled out and ready for a good nights sleep!
I think that having some me time is so beneficial for you and your mental health. Sometimes you need some chill time and to just take time for you. There’s no shame in that.
I also recorded my pamper routine on my Youtube channel this weekend, which you can see here if you have a spare ten minutes 🙂
So tell me what is your fave way to unwind in the evenings?
* This blog post was sponsored by Colorsport – but all opinions and thoughts are my own.