Make Time for You This January
Following the hustle and bustle of the Christmas period, from tackling the Christmas shopping to preparing food and looking after the little ones, it is important to reset this January and make time for you.
A new year, a new chapter! This is a great time to make some positive changes for a healthier 2019.
Here are our top tips for a happy mind, body and soul, so grab a cuppa and have a read.
When was the last time you really enjoyed some ‘me time?’ Whether you enjoy going for a walk to clear the cobwebs, reading a book, or sitting down to watch your favourite soap, it’s important to set time aside for ‘me time’ each week. Be kind to yourself. Relaxation is so important, take time to unplug and clear your mind, reducing stress levels for a happier you.
For many of us, day to day life can be fast-paced. Whether that be a busy day in the office, juggling children, preparing meals and managing the home, it’s often difficult to balance with socialising, relaxing and exercise. It’s important to step back and take a moment.
This is where mindfulness comes into play. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which focuses around being present in the moment and really enjoying your experiences. The practice brings along many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and also helping to improve your general health. There are some great free apps available to help with mindfulness so why not take the first step and try it today?
Beauty sleep is not just a myth! After a good night’s sleep, our body repairs and rejuvenates, you can think clearly and you feel energised. Life is so much easier when we’ve slept well and feel rested, so try to aim for eight hours sleep each night.
To help remind your body that it is time to relax and unwind, why not start a bedtime routine? Power down one hour before by putting down your phones and turning off the TV, write down anything that’s worrying you and make a note of any tasks that need to be completed the next day so they’re off your mind. Maybe enjoy a soak, start your evening skincare regime or read a chapter of your favourite book to help you to truly relax before heading to bed. Say goodbye to counting sheep!
Fuel Your Body
If you’ve overindulged in one too many chocolates or glasses of fizz this Christmas, then you’re not alone. With the festive season now behind us, it’s a great time to start a detox to fuel your body and set you up for the year ahead. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and ensure your diet includes lots of fruits and vegetables so that you can fuel your body with the extra vitamins and minerals it needs to recover. The best foods to include are antioxidant-rich fruits to help heal your body.
For the ultimate relaxation and uninterrupted ‘me time’, why not treat yourself to an indulgent detoxifying treatment at our award-winning Devonshire Spa.
Enjoy the Ishga Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap for just £65. The 55-minute treatment combines the detoxifying and nourishing effect of the purest seaweed gel, with the stimulating and hydrating properties of the scrub. Designed to eliminate toxins, reduce cellulite, boost energy and improve skin tone.
Our spa therapists also recommend the Ishga Marine Detox Ritual to remove impurities from all areas of the body. You will be scrubbed with salt and lemongrass on the heated Hammam bed, whilst a purifying and rejuvenating marine back therapy treatment aids detoxification, drawing toxins away from the body, leaving the area cleansed and silky smooth. The ritual ends with a facial to ensure the face is nourished, firm and revitalised. Indulge in this 115-minute treatment for £95.