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Our wellbeing expert Niamh Deans shares her top tips to ensure you get some much-needed me-time.
Self-care is a ritual. It is the constant repetition of lots of tiny habits accumulated which all together brings a sense of ease and well-being into your life.There is a discipline that comes with this, but I like to think of it as an indulgent discipline rather than a chore. There are enough chores in life, right? Looking after you certainly does not need to be another one. Like sticking to a good food plan, the only way to really achieve a ‘me-time’ routine is to plan and prepare for it. The following are some tips to help you carve out your evenings for some much-needed me-time and take steps towards greater well-being.
Stop scrolling and unplug. Pop the phone on aeroplane mode, even just for a few hours! You’ll be so surprised what you manage to fit into this time.
Small steps are important, so maybe start with drinking one extra glass of water or herbal tea as you begin your evening routine.
3 No- Fuss Skincare Routine
Create a cleansing routine that is easy, indulgent and leaves you free time for the evening ahead. WaterWipes new Facial Wipes are ideal for cleansing and make-up removal, however, as well as being effective, 95% of people said they felt a sensation of well-being after using them. Your skin care routine doesn’t need to be overwhelming, so choosing a no-fuss option means that you will also be more likely to stick with it.
I for one am guilty of leaving my make up on after a busy day and my evening default after getting my three kiddies (and a puppy!) off to bed is to flop into bed with the box on.
On the occasions I haven't removed my makeup, my sense of well-being goes out the window, not to mention the feeling of guilt. I find the array of skin messaging out there a bit complicated, to be honest. A cleansing routine that works for me is one where I know I am being good to myself, but it must be easy and no fuss so that it fits in with my routine.
I particularly love WaterWipes new Facial Wipes. They are the world’s purest facial wipe and contain only three ingredients; 99.9% water, a drop of grapefruit extract and dead sea minerals. As a result of this, they are super kind and gentle on sensitive skin.
4 It’s Time to Wind Down
For winding down, pick something that you enjoy so that you will stick to it. Maybe it’s pre-sleep relaxation, meditation routine or just reading a book, but preparing the body for relaxation and sleep is a nice way to wind-down time and get the mind and body to switch off plan for a restful sleep.
5 Be Kind to Yourself
Don’t berate yourself if you fall away from your routine, just get back to it don’t allow it to be a reason for you to stop altogether either. Black and white thinking is the great stopper of many a well-intentioned well-being plan. Balance comes between the black and white and living in balance is the essence of self-care.
6 Sleep Routine
Good quality sleep is so important to your well-being and setting the body up for an optimum night’s sleep will reap many health benefits. By bringing forward your bedtime by even a half an hour, you will notice a big difference to your overall wellbeing and health.
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