We all know that stress is bad for you right? Knowing that is the easy part, but how do we de-stress? How can we spare 5 minutes in the day to relax and carry out an activity to relax? Well you just do, you make time, no matter how busy you are. There are 24 hours in a day, all you need is 5 minutes.
Here are my top 5 ways to de-stress
Have a long hot soak
Nothing beats stress more than a long hot soak at the end of the day. Being a mum, I find it hard to find some me time, but it’s crucial to have time to yourself everyday even if it’s just 5 minutes to paint your nails. I love soaking in a hot bath listening to some music.
Go for a walk
This is a daily must, stressed or not. Go outside, smell the fresh air but don’t forget your factor 50 sunscreen. My Favourite is Bioderma which I’ve been using for years and it is great for problem skin.
Burn some candles.
My ultimate favourite are the Paul Costello living collection . There is just something about the smell of these that bring me peace. Burn some candles for five minutes, get your room smelling good and do some breathing exercises, focusing on your breathing in and out technique.
I can put my hand up and admit that I am a dark chocolate addict but it’s a healthy addiction so I don’t feel so guilty. Have you tried my skinny dark chocolate bars? They are super delicious. I love dipping chocolate in green tea, my favourite stress buster.
How do you de stress?