With cold and dreary weather, limited sunshine and an urge to hibernate at home, February is known to be one of the most depressing months of the year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are our top tips for feeling great throughout February…
Yoga is a great way to ease stress, relax your mind and body and kick start the day feeling positive. Start each day with 10 minutes of yoga to clear your mind and make you feel energised for the day ahead. If you don’t know your ‘Downward-facing Dog’ from your ‘Cobra’ there are heaps of excellent 10 minute yoga routines readily available for you to follow on YouTube.
When you are feeling a little down in the dumps it’s so easy to turn to alcohol to perk you up – be it a cheeky glass in the evening or Friday night cocktails. Although alcohol seems to help in the moment, it actually has the opposite effect and in most cases makes you feel much worse. Try to avoid the urge and instead reach for a nutrient-enriched, great tasting smoothie – packed full of all you need to infuse your body with mood enhancing goodness!
When you are feeling down and up against it, falling off to sleep can be a very difficult task and sadly not getting enough sleep will sadly only make the problem worse. There are lots of things you can try to help you fall into a deep slumber, such a mug of chamomile tea just before bedtime, a relaxing warm bath or 10 minutes of calming yoga to focus the mind. You could also try gently massaging Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm into the back of your neck, temples and ear lobes just before you slip into bed.
Our absolute favorite go to product – Spa Find’s Sea Salts – are the answer to so many things and this is no exception. Enjoy a long relaxing soak in a warm bath with a couple of handfuls of these magical salts a couple of times a week. Not only will the me-time completely relax your mind, it will also ensure your body absorbs the vital minerals it needs to be at its best.
If you would like further information, please just ask one of our experienced beauty therapists.