Winding Down & ‘Me’ Time..

Hey guys. Sorry I have been away for so long, but I have a CRAZY amount of things going on at the minute that just meant blogging took a bit of a step back. I will be back, hopefully very soon, but it may be more of a gradual process as things are still extremely hectic. I hope you understand! And, as soon as I am back, I am hoping to be posting weekly YouTube videos too!

Here is a blog post that I found in my drafts that I thought I would finish off and post!

Even though Autumn and Winter are my absolute FAVE times of year, they can be slightly stressful with deadlines, work and Christmas. There is just so much going on that sometimes, you forget to have a day, or even an evening to yourself, to just relax, de-stress and unwind.

Today’s post is going to talk you through all of the things I like to do if I want to relax, chill out or if I could just do with a bit of ‘me’ time. It’s very rare that I have a whole day to do this, so I tend to do it during an evening.

So, I start by taking off my makeup with my trusty Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. I then gently exfoliate using the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, followed by the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.

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I then run myself a bath, of course using Lush products. Whilst my bath is running, I’ll put a face mask on, and the one I’m using is The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. This has such a fresh scent, and is such a gentle exfoliator, it isn’t too harsh and is perfect for sensitive skin! I’ll then get in my bath, and this is where I will either read a book, catch up on some YouTube videos or read some blog posts. In the bath is where I feel completely relaxed, so I tend to have quite long baths and make the most of it.

I will then take off my face mask, finish off my evening skincare routine as usual and get into some super cosy pjs. I find one of my boyfriend’s baggy t-shirts, and some flannel (of course Tartan patterned) pj bottoms are the comfiest!

I like to make myself a hot chocolate with whipped cream, light a festive scented candle and get into bed and continue reading a book, reading, or writing blog posts or watching YouTube Videos. Even though I will most likely be on my laptop, I try not to go on my phone or any social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc in order to fully relax.

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I also like to use the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. I have actually ran out of this, and need to get a new bottle (which is why there is no photo of this). But this actually works a treat! It is lavender scented, which is well-known for its calming and relaxing nature. This makes me feel super relaxed and cosy, and actually helps me fall to sleep a lot quicker. If I’m feeling particularly stressed or anxious about something, it also tends to calm me down and is extremely soothing. If you struggle with anxiety too, I would definitely recommend this! There are a few cheaper alternatives to the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, and I have heard a lot of people say that they love the Avon version!

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I then try to get an early night and try not use my phone/laptop/tv, etc for around half an hour before bed. I also recently discovered an app called Headspace, which includes sessions on a variety of things; sleeping, health, relationships, etc. It really helps to clear your mind and is a bit like meditation, I guess. There are several other apps like this too, that really help to calm you down and help you to relax and destress before bed. Some of them, I fall asleep listening to. Again, I would highly recommend these kind of apps to people that have anxiety, or are going through a bit of a stressful time.

That is all for this post, I hope you enjoyed it! It is slightly different to my usual posts, but I really enjoyed writing this one! As I said at the beginning of the post, things are pretty hectic at the minute so I am hoping to get back to blogging as regularly as possible but it may bea gradual process. I hope you understand!

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to like and follow for more posts!

Meg x

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