How to relax and treat yourself 

Relax and treat yourself girl, were the words uttered to me every time I would finish my 3 night shifts. Looking back now, I should have invested more in learning how to relax and treat myself. For someone who lives alone, you would think I have all the time in the world and having me time is not that difficult but you would be wrong as its blooming hard.

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I, as many would, put it down to planning and prioritising your life. For those of us without kids this should be easy but it’s not always that simple. But over the last few years of living alone, I have found some ways that work for me. So how could you achieve and find time to relax and treat yourself?

3 easy ways to relax

Exercise and Sleep – for most people even this is difficult. I am always jealous of people who fall asleep at the drop of a coin. Some of us, we need to run the day through in our minds. Then plan the next day’s to do list before we can finally fall asleep. In my case, most times I don’t even get chance to finish my next day list. I simply just seem to pass out. To remedy this, I do a couple of yoga moves I learnt in my tai chi class and they seem to help.

Digital Detox – this might not be easy because as bloggers our lives revolve around social media. From the moment I wake up, first thing I do is check my phone. Sometimes I don’t even realise it until it’s too late that I just wasted an hour of my life with my face down. Before bed (as I am doing now) I check my blog and social media, this shouldn’t happen. I should aim to stop social media checks at least an hour before bed. This is something I am working on, the days I have been successful has made a difference.

Soak or shower – I only have a shower cubicle in my apartment so it’s definitely shower for me. If you have a tub, you can soak up in using invigorating, refreshing and relaxing aromas from bath cremes. For those of us with only showers in our homes, there are many shower cremes one can use. Another option would be exfoliating body scrubs, which help remove dead skin presenting only new and fresh skin. After a good scrub, a massaging oil can be used to intensify the relaxation process.

3-ways to treat yourself.

Spend a day at the beach, we all live such busy lives so much that we forget to live our lives. Take any opportunity that presents itself and head for the beach. England is not always fortunate with good weather but sometimes even on the cold of days, it can be fun to go to the beach. Take in all the sites, marvel at Mother Nature and take a moment to be thankful.
Staycation or Getaway, as an avid solo traveler one of the many ways I treat myself is booking a getaway. Traveling for me is one of the ways I treat myself without guilty. I have been looking at some staycations that I can take within the huge, there are many options. I can not wait to pick one and go with my sister.

Binge or Read – I know I have mentioned digital detox but I feel it’s bingeing on your favourite Netflix dramas is an acceptable. Also part of the treat yourself way is to sit down with a nice cuppa with a good book.

There are many things you can do to help you relax and treat yourself. The ‘6’ ways I have shared above are just some of them. These might work for you, they might not but they work for me.

  • fashion-mommy

    A soak in the bath with a good book is one of my favourite wind down/pamper treats.

  • Leah Shafik

    At the moment I have so much stress with having to find a new job for the new year that I haven’t taken time out for me but once I do find a new job I definitely will be taking a well earned break!

  • This is SUCH a timely reminder – we all need them from time to time!

  • Ickle Pickle

    It is so much easier than done! With four children, I am always busy doing something. Great tips 🙂 Kaz x

  • I really could use a staycation asap! It would be nice to sleep in a different location and experience something new! Great ideas– thanks!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I do love to binge read, I go through stages of just not wanting to give my book up and just read x

  • Mellissa Williams

    I love a nice soak in a bath and a weekend away is always fun, if not always relaxing. I need to get off social media more

  • I definitely need a digital detox. Having a soak or a good read is a great way to unwind too!

  • Viki Marden

    Great post, I certainly need to take a digital detox soon, I feel like I spend most of my evening attached to my phone or laptop. x

    • A month on and I am still trying to practice digital detox

  • Ickle Pickle

    I used to teach mindfulness and meditation and use this to relax. I need to do a digital detox though. Kaz x

    • I would have loved to attend that class

  • Fab ideas – I love a digital detox every now and then x

    • Thanks, it’s nice when you can detox

  • I’ve been trying really hard on the whole digital detox – I need to learn to leave my phone downstairs!!

    • I am struggling with it too by working on it

  • Rosana McPhee

    I need a digital detox badly! So true I check my phone early morning too! R

    • We are so addicted now this our gadgets sometimes it’s sad

  • I am awful at relaxing and treating myself, I’m going to have to try and do some of these. I always wished I could go to beach more I have to admit. x

    • Make that a goal Sarah and then just do it