Your guide to yourself; mind, body and spirit

We’re often so busy putting other people first that we take for granted our own health and sacrifice our own wellbeing. Take back some time for yourself.

Mind

We’re all aware of the phrase “tidy house, tidy mind”. And what could be more apt when starting the New Year. Removing dust, dirt and clutter from your environment provides you with a cleaner, more comfortable atmosphere which can boost your mental health. It’s also important to find some quiet ‘me time’ each day – even if just for half an hour. Our favourite ways to unwind include soaking in a hot bubble bath, lighting mood-balancing scented candles, booking a massage, reading a book, or listening to a soothing soundtrack. Try any of these guilt-free self-indulgences and they’ll soon become welcome rituals.

 We could get used to this...

We could get used to this...

 Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

 

Body

Taking good care of your skin on a daily basis, and using quality products means you’re already doing a great job. While this pays off day-to-day, having a dedicated skincare session every so often not only does your skin good from head-to-toe, but feels wonderfully indulgent. During your morning shower, treat yourself to some relaxing prep time and all-over TLC. Good nutrition is also important for the body. Snack on nuts, which are rich in elasticity-boosting fatty acids and drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.

Spirit

If you’ve been meaning to get that art project started, use your free time to indulge your creative side and feel those tensions melt away. A perfect me-time task, ordering your favourite snapshots of friends and family and creating a collage of special moments. Fresh air is also a good way to find inspiration and perspective. Remember if you go out alone, make sure you have the One Scream app turned on. Not only will it give you peace of mind, but if the worst was to happen, it can send for help fast.

While we honour anyone who is able to help others in complex situations, we would always recommend you call 999 in an emergency. Please make sure you look after yourself first before stepping in to help others and never put yourself in the middle of a dangerous situation.

 It’s important to stay safe when completing your daily 10,000 steps

It’s important to stay safe when completing your daily 10,000 steps

Lucy Britton