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How to have your own Wellness Week

Mondays are either met with dread of a week filled with a busy schedule or seen as a fresh start to prosper, take on new opportunities and to seize the week ahead. If you’re expecting a particularly hectic week whatever you’re doing, why not practice some self-care to help you through it. We have come up with a few suggestions of how you can have your own wellness week and keep calm cool and collected throughout this period.

After a hectic day at work, traveling or at home, a great way to relax and wind down is to take some time for yourself. Run a bath with some essential oils, put on your favourite facemask, paint your nails that you have been meaning to do but not had time, and switch off from the world.

Take a midweek break
If you have some time, some extra holiday and no deadlines to meet, why not take a midweek break. It doesn’t have to be anything lavish, just having a day to yourself getting a beauty treatment or going for coffee with family and friends can reignite your calmness for the next few days.

Say no
Practice saying no if you can, to things that are going to be too much for this week. This can be turning down an invite because the time you have after work is precious for you to recharge, or saying no to taking on somebody else’s workload to help them out when you have too much yourself. Obviously, if you’re invited for one G&T it is highly recommended that you accept the offer…

Possibly one of the worst things we all do is spend hours on our phones after a long day of staring at a computer. Putting your phone on do not disturb or even turning it off for at least an hour is a good way to relax at that time. There are a lot more practical activities you can do in an hour like making a meal, taking a bath, doing some relaxing exercise like yoga or even just talking to your family or a friend whilst focussing on what’s happening in real life.

Exercise might seem like a daunting experience and definitely, something rather avoided at the end of a busy day, but the practicality of it is you will feel ten times better. Exercise has been proven to not only reduce stress but also to release endorphins that make you feel more positive and improve the ability to sleep, therefore having a positive impact on both your body and mind.