You know that moment when you realise you’ve been so busy running around for everyone else, be it at home, at work, for friends, family or colleagues that you’ve forgotten when the last time was that you shaved your legs, watched THAT episode of your favourite TV show everyone is talking about or took five minutes to process all the madness of the last few weeks? Well we all get there – some later than others, some a little less frazzled, but whether you arrive looking like a dishevelled Bridget Jones who just fell of the conservatory roof or a totally calm and collected Carrie Bradshaw, it’s time to sit back and indulge in a little ‘Me Time’ with these five tips.
- T U R N O F F Y O U R P H O N E . Hide it in a cupboard, in a room on the other side of the house and forget it exists. No text, tweet or snap is so important it can’t wait for half an hour while you get your head together and focus on you. Plus, think of all the notifications you’ll have once you’re finally reunited.
- T A K E A B U B B L E B A T H. There’s nothing like laying in a nice hot bath filled with your favourite Smellies at the end of a busy day to melt away your stress. Light a few candles, lock the door, pop your favourite playlist on in the background… Voila. You’re welcome.
- E S C A P E. Whether that be through a book, movie or physically getting up and going to your favourite place, there’s nothing quite like breaking free from time to time. My calm place is by the water and so if ever I am uber frazzled you can bet that’s where I will be.
- G E T S O M E S L E E P. Thank goodness for sleep! If things are getting on top of you, it’s likely that your sleep pattern has gotten a bit out of kilter too, but if you’re anything like me, a lack of decent sleep can have a diverse affect on your mood and result in those around you taking cover! Find 30 minutes in your day to have a little cat nap, you will feel 100% better for it and your friends and family might thank you for it too!
- P A M P E R Y O U R S E L F. Book an appointment to get your eyebrows done, pay a visit to your hairdresser, paint your nails, do a face mask. Sure sure, these might all seem super materialistic and vain, but when we look good, we feel good. And sometimes sanity starts on the outside.