Self-care is trending, yet we are more stressed than ever. Taking care of our mental and physical health should always be top priority, but considering global events, now more than ever. Not enough time? Dedicating a few minutes each day and changing your daily habits slightly will make a positive impact.
1. Catch some zzz’s
Quality sleep = less stress. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Regular habits are your body’s best friend. Adults need between 7-9 hours per night. Stop using electronics 1-2 hours before bed. Electronics mess with your sleep in so many ways, but namely the artificial blue light that increases your alertness and stops the production of sleep-inducing melatonin, making it more difficult to fall asleep.
2. Healthy diet & exercise
You’ve heard it before – but it makes all the difference! Diet, sleep, and exercise are the ultimate triple threat working together towards your best health and stress-free life. Caffeine, alcohol, sugar, processed foods, lack of exercise all wreak havoc on our body. Take a short walk on your break, try a new exercise video on YouTube, pack a lunch instead of eating out – these are just a few easy ways to incorporate positive habits into your day.
3. Take a pause
Adopt simple practices to relax and unwind. Turn on soft music, take a bath, brew a cup of herbal tea, or try out some new soothing body products. The 100% natural Lavender Harvest Collection from Scentuals is made with skin-nourishing ingredients like organic argan and a soothing aroma of French Lavender to help ease your mind and melt worries away. Try the Bath Soak for a luxurious bath or the Hand & Body Lotion to introduce aromatherapy into your daily routine.
Stress literally accelerates the aging process. Signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles can appear early as a direct result. Taking preventative measures in your skincare routine makes all the difference. Key ingredients like buddleja stem cells and hyaluronic acid found in the 100% natural Anti-aging Facial Collection by Scentuals work to restore a youthful, vibrant glow and increase the
production of collagen and elastin leaving skin renewed.
5. Catch up with a loved one
Being social with our close friends and family has a huge effect on our mental health. Pick up the phone and call someone to catch up or plan a socially distant get together, outside is even better.
What are your favourite ways to relax, unwind, and de-stress?
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