Sunday, November 24, 2013

I have lost count of the number of times I have said 'you need to relax' to people recently. I don't know why we all seem to feel that we have to be doing something at all times, that relaxing is a waste of time. Why can't we just give ourselves a break? Taking the time to relax properly is just as important as anything else on a to-do list.

I have to admit that I am the worst at taking my own advice - do as I say, not as I do - and goodness knows I should have learned my lesson by now. But, heck, life can get busy at times!

Since I started working for myself back in February, I find that I do more than ever. I think this is down to being happier (my old job had become toxic, sapping any enthusiasm I had for anything), I can happily work start work at 7am and work well into the evenings, I think nothing of working at weekends and when I'm not working I'm doing all the houseworky stuff, on top of that there's DIY, hobbies, running, family time, this here blog and other commitments etc... the list seems never ending.

It's no wonder that some days my body feels tense and stiff, my mind overloaded. How do I relax? I love a good bubble bath - you should see my collection of bath paraphernalia! - its one of my favourite things to do when I need to unwind. I leave my phone on the other side of the bathroom door and never take anything other than a massive glass of red the occasional cup of tea into my bath. For me bath time is when I switch off completely.

I was sent the Deep Heat Muscle Rescue range to review for The Modern Girl's Guide in the summer. I was so taken with both items that I have since purchased them for myself.

The Deep Heat Muscle Rescue Neck and Shoulder Cream is great for easing tired 'desk shoulders' - although you do only need to use a little as it really heats up! It really helps to loosen the stiffness that I tend to get across my shoulders and down my back and leaves a subtle scent of vanilla.

The Deep Heat Muscle Rescue Bath Soak is my favourite of the two, scented with rosemary, patchouli and orange it smells delicious and I find it wonderfully relaxing and soothing for tired limbs. Both items are under £6 so they're a great way to de-stress inexpensively.

After a restorative bath I tend to snuggle down in bed with my iPad for some blog reading, or pinning with a cup of peppermint tea, before getting an early night. Bliss.

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  1. I am so bad at relaxing. Even now when I'm supposed to be resting I can't resist finding things to do!

    1. Laura, you really SHOULD be resting! I don't know why we can't do it, I have to force myself sometimes - it's ridiculous!


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