Time, money and effort are just a few factors which play into the negligence of our body’s plea for relaxation because – realistically speaking – soaking in a bubble bath with a face-mask and a glass of Bird in Hand Sav Blanc is not attainable for everyone. On that note, we’ve created an easy guide to unwinding for all you girls on-the-go, which can easily become part of your daily routine to help minimise stress levels and keep you on top of your game.
1. Drink some tea
There’s something euphoric about sitting down with a hot cup of tea, particularly in the winter months. If you’re feeling stressed, trading up the coffee beans with a herbal concoction fuelled with antioxidants and attractive aromas might be just what your mind and body need to calm the nerves, as caffeinated drinks can often have the adverse effect. Cuppa and Co make some marvellous loose leaf creations, catering to all sorts of tea lovers. These reusable cups by Frank Green are the perfect match and are a stylish approach to environment sustainability, settling your conscience as you sit back and sip away.
2. Self hand massage and aromatherapy
Although it seems unlikely, a hand massage is actually one of the most effective ways to relieve tension because of the multiple reflexology points in your hands. This simple 5 minute procedure doesn’t involve other people, or even require you to leave your seat, giving you no excuse to skip a little therapy session. To double up the benefits of this technique, incorporate a rich hand cream with a luxury fragrance such as the range from Evodia Australia. Aromatherapy is another method for reducing symptoms of stress.
3. Take the scenic route
Immersing yourself in the natural environment and withdrawing from crowded, busy spaces can often help you clear your mind and recalculate. Adelaide is home to many beautiful landmarks and historical monuments, meaning there is always something nearby regardless of where you are situated. There are so many scenic drives to take and so many breathtaking beaches to visit in the surrounding regions, not to mention the amassed wine country on practically each side of the city. Take a 10 minute breather or a 2 hour one, just to ingest your surroundings and take a break from the confinement of your home and work space. You’ll return feeling clear headed and competent.
4. Keep organised
Lack of organisation can have a serious impact on your ability to function, which necessitates some kind of planner or journal as a way of adding some structure to your work schedule. Take a second to note and analyse before initiating your approach to a task or issue; it will make the process a lot less daunting while also keeping you on track. This number from Kikki-K is giving us all sorts of chic office vibes!
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