25 July 2015

Guest Post: How To Wind Down

Jessii grew up in the lovely warm and culturally artistic country of Jamaica. She has a love for music of all types, fashion and dancing. She considers herself an outsider to the world because of her un-socialized take on life itself. She loves to describe herself as dramatically expressive and loves a good laugh.


Yes, stress can be harmful to your health, so after a long and stressful day or week everyone needs to unwind. There are different ways of relaxing, it really depends on you. Whether you like doing math questions or listening to waterfall sounds, do what you think will make you ''de-stress''. I am going to share some of my ways that I loosen up and float on the clouds. 


Leave work at work
It may sound easy but trust me it isn't that easy, especially when you are working to nail that promotion or impress the new boss. If you are like me, someone who tends on bring work home, just get it over with because if you don't it's likely you might be thinking about it while "relaxing". However make sure you put it aside at least half an hour before your bedtime.

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Have a bubble bath
Nothing says relaxation than lying in a tub of scented warm water that gently rocks you back and front. It is so soothing, forget reading your book and just drift away into a haze. 

For me the perfect bubble involves witch hazel, bath salt, an exfoliant for my body, Lavender essential oil, rose petals, scented candles (recommend lavender scented or something that compliments it), bath bombs and a few drops of vitamin E oil. Maybe some soft music in the background or a funny video playing.

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Pamper yourself
Take the time out and treat yourself. Book a spa day for a nice soothing massage, go see a movie, eat at your favorite restaurant, check in your salon, do something to make you feel and look better.

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Listen to something calm and soothing
For me personally, I love Asian traditional music and thunderstorm sounds. Play that and I'm sure to pass out. Find a sound that makes your limbs feel loose and relaxed and the feeling of your eyelids getting heavier by the seconds. 

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Exercise
One thing I know for sure is that exercise releases stress and yoga relaxes you. Doing yoga slows down the world for you and you are able to focus on just you. Even a run around your local park helps. Just get active. 

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Snacking
Believe it or not food has a way of making us feel great. So snacking while reading your favorite book or having a bubble or simply watch TV is fine. However keep it healthy! No need to make yourself feel guilty after eating all that calories, fresh fruits and veggies are a great choose, but if you fancy a treat (and you're allowed) we all know a glass of wine is a great way of winding town.


After all of that make sure that you get a good night’s sleep (between 5 to 8 hours) and try not to worry about what you can't control in life. 

Leave your tips on how you like to wind down in the comments x

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