Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Life | 5 ways to chill out...

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If there is something that I have learnt that I need to do more in 2017, then it is definitely to chill out more. I always seem to be in a hurry and my brain whizzes along at a million miles an hour while balancing a full-time job, a ridiculous amount  of gym classes (can be 13/14 a week if I have no plans) and posting 4 times a week (sometimes more) on here. I just don't know when to stop and when to say no. Needless to say when I do stop and relax, my body just doesn't know what to do with itself as it is completely run down.




Here are 5 ways that I have been learning to chill out:

Yoga:

I love a good Yoga class and I always aim to get my yogi on a couple of times a week. Usually this is in Body Balance (which incorporates Tai Chi, Yoga & Pilates in one class) but I have also recently started to take my mat out at home, put some music on and literally just go with the flow.

Read:

When I was younger, I was such a little bookworm - I was always reading a book of some form. As I've got older, I've managed to neglect something which I used to adore. Now I've started to take 15 minutes out with a tea/coffee and maybe read a chapter or two while doing nothing else. Reading really is good for the soul.

Pamper:

As much as I love Beauty products and the idea of a pamper session, I actually very rarely take time out to have one. So with that in mind, I have recently been taking the opportunity to really give my body the TLC that it deserves: Face Masks, Nails - you name it, I do it. However, the only thing that would make it better would be if I had a bath so I could go crazy on Lush bath bombs.

Bake:

I find baking really relaxing and I've always had to have a purpose for doing it. I never just bake. Simple reason is that I would end up eating the entire batch. Saying that I think this is something that I want to do more of in the near future as well as some more recipe experimentation.

Music:

Usually I listen to music on my commute or in the gym but I also love to just sit in the house, headphones on and do absolutely nothing but listen to music. Oh and also have a cheeky dance...


How do you chill out?