How To Destress and Unwind
You’ve reached the end of a frazzled day and you’re feeling totally ready to relax. Especially with the events of the past year (the less about that, the better!) and we’re all in need of a calming and stress-free environment.
Here at TEMPLESPA we’re proud of our brand ethos to “Live, Breathe and Love Who You Are” and taking a few moments from your day to really check-in with yourself and experience better overall wellbeing is so important for everyone to practice.
So how do you destress and unwind? We’re here to share with you our top tips, advice we’ve learnt from the experts and our product recommendations, all made in the United Kingdom. Bookmark this blog to come back to or share with a friend who you think would find it helpful.
1. Visualise Calm
If calm and peace is chilling out on a beach with the waves softly crashing against the sand, visualise it! Or if feeling the sun on your skin and hearing the birds singing brings you a sense of relaxation, take yourself there! Even if it’s just for five minutes, close your eyes and focus on visualising what calm means to you.
2. Pamper Yourself
Giving ourselves a pamper is what we do best at TEMPLESPA, when was the last time you truly gave yourself some self-care time? Take the time to shut off from the world, pick up a good book and sit back and relax! Our DO NOT DISTURB Peace & Relaxation kit has everything you need to relax your mind, body and soul. We have beautiful formulas for your body and skin with a blend of Mediterranean essential oils for that spa-experience at home. Our hero is DRIFT AWAY, a bath and massage oil that works to hydrate the skin and totally relax you. Drizzle a little in your bath or apply directly to damp skin to lock in moisture!
3. Offload Your Brain The Night Before
We love to call this Brain Junk and it’s the active technique of writing and offloading all your thoughts and worries before going to sleep, achieving that unwinding feeling. Create a list or draw a rubbish bin to ‘throw’ your thoughts in – it’s sure-fire way to relax before going to sleep.
4. Practice Your Breathing Techniques
Harnessing the power of breathing is one of the most positive things you can do for your wellbeing. Try this; close your eyes and breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds, counting in your head. Hold for 7 seconds, then breathe out for 7 seconds through your mouth. Focus on the counting and taking deep breaths for as long as needed. Feeling that tension and stress disappear?
5. Talk and communicate
Picking up the phone to have call or video call with your friend or loved one can do your stressed brain the world of good. Expressing your worries out loud helps to gain perspective, build better relationships and can even help you solve a stressful problem!
6. De-Stress Your Office
With more of us working from home, our home office is an area which can cause the most stress. Only by creating an area where we can work effectively and without unnecessary stress, we can achieve maximum balance and wellbeing for ourselves. Set the scene with an aromatherapy candle like SIESTA FOREVER, we’ve included a warm essential oil blend of lavender, patchouli and geranium fill a room with soothing and calming aromas.
7. Spend Time In Nature
Connecting with nature is big part of the TEMPLESPA brand ethos – we were born in the sunny Mediterranean after all! We love to take walks in nature in the British countryside, at any of time the year to breathe and absorb all of its beauty. It helps to release tension and put any stressful situations into perspective.
8. Getting The Right Bedtime Routine
If you’re not unwinding from a busy day correctly, your mind and body won’t have chance to recover for the following day. Take an hour before you go to bed to check out a new podcast, delve into a new book and take your time on your skincare routine – our favourite REPOSE is our go-to option here!
We hope these tips have inspired and helped you on your journey to destressing and unwinding.