Monday, 3 April 2017

Life | 5 ways to take things slow...



You may have noticed recently that I have been all about self-care and taking some time out of my busy lifestyle by simply doing very little. With so much going on in our lives, it's becoming more and more difficult to remember to take some time out for ourselves.

Here are 5 ways that I like to take things slow:

Go for a walk:

Remember that line from Legally Blonde? 'Exercise gives you Endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't'. Well it is true. When the weather is nice, I love to take myself off for a walk to really appreciate the nice weather. I find even if it's just 20 minutes sitting on a bench watching the world go by, it really does the world of good.

Read a book:

Another thing I like to do is put my phone in another room, sit with a book and a coffee and just read. I find it both enjoyable and relaxing.

Pamper night:

What girl doesn't love a pamper evening? Sometimes I do the full works: nails, face mask, feet etc. Other times I may just apply a Face Mask depending on how lazy I am feeling. My favourite face masks tend to be those by Origins.

Go for dinner:

I love spending time with my friends and catching up. It's something that I probably don't do near enough due to commitments. However, a good catch-up over food is always a good idea.

Bake:

I love to bake: all kinds of goodies. Sometimes I go for something super healthy, other times I go for the unhealthiest thing I can think of. Anyway regardless of what I actually make, I actually find baking very relaxing particularly if it is for no particular reason.

What do you do to take time out?