As you know I have recently started a pretty intense masters so getting a bit of down time is very rare. Taking some time out to de-stress and relax is something I am trying to focus on a lot more. There a few things I try to do all the time like eating a healthy balanced diet and going to the gym but I also try to do!
Here are some of my top things I try to do to unwind and de-stress! If you are in work or college these are some things you can try implement in to your weekly routine!
- Switch off from your college/work email and listen to come music
I love to switch my phone on to aeroplane mode and blast some music! I find it so relaxing and an easy way to just switch off. If you are in to dancing dance along. I definitely cannot sing or dance but that doesn’t stop me!
2. Have a bubble bath
Who doesn’t love having a bubble bath? I am a huge fan! A few candles, some bath bombs and you will be left feeling super relaxed! One of my favourite places to pick up some beautiful bath scents is Lush! You can smell it a mile away. If your body is feeling sore from the gym throw in some Epsom salts and you will feel instant relief.
3. Go for a walk
After a long day of work/college it really is hard to be motivated and go for a walk but once you get out in the fresh air you will instantly feel better. I try to take the dog to our local park or go down to the seafront. Walking by the sea is one of my favourite things to do, I find it so peaceful. At the weekends when I have more time I will do a bigger walk and of coffee stops are necessary after a weekend walk!
Over the last few weeks I have really enjoyed putting Netflix on and putting something on that is easy to watch! Some of my favourite things to watch on Netflix are Riverdale and Gossip Girl! So easy to watch! A cup of tea and some netflix after a long day is heaven! I often will throw on a face mask while watching Netflix.
These are just some things I have found really helpful over the last few weeks. The start of my masters was extremely stressful and the small things really do make a difference. Let me know if you have any other suggestions of how to de-stress or unwind!