Essential de-stress routines

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This year I’m working with yoomoo as part of their ‘yootime’ campaign, to help you to be the best version of you! It’s about achieving your goals – big or small – and enjoying the journey to get there. Not only is this a campaign I feel strongly for but their products are yum and perfect for as nack, desert, evening treat or even for breakfast – they are literally the most delicious frozen yogurts!

yoomoo comes in tubs and lollies (so you can eat fro-yo on the go) and have the added benefit of being low cal and low fat, what’s not to love?!

As we come to the end of August, the summer weather seems to be long gone, the nights are getting shorter, the days a little colder and back to school signs are hanging in the stores, no matter how old you are those signs always make me eye roll… I can feel myself loosing that feeling of summer relaxation already – anyone else feeling the same?

I’m going to guide you through my essential de-stress routine to maximize full relaxation for the last bank holiday of summer. I believe that taking time out from a hectic routine and making sure you are physically and most importantly mentally relaxed is key to overall well-being.

  • Take time each day — even if it’s for just 10 or 15 minutes — to escape from the world. Grab your favourite snack and sit and relax in your favourite spot, or light some candles and take a bath with a good book. Personally, I love the tropical yoomoo lollies, delicious and so refreshing, which I can take on a walk, or a bowl of yoomoo vanilla topped with berries and chocolate in the bath as a treat.
  • Exercise, exercise, exercise! Not only does this melt away stress, and release natural endorphins, but it also looks after your body by lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your heart muscles, and helping you maintain a healthy weight. If you’re feeling stressed I can guarantee going for a run or walk, or playing a game of tennis will clear your head.
  • This practice of inward-focused thought and deep breathing has been shown to reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure. Meditation’s close relatives, yoga and prayer, can also relax the mind and body. If you haven’t tried this before, give it a go this bank holiday weekend.
  • Try having a digital detox – not easy I know. Switch off and unplug from social media, emails and the internet, even if it’s just for the afternoon. You’ll be amazed at how much more relaxed you feel without the constant buzz of the phone!

xox

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