There are 101 (possibly more) stresses bound to modern life, so much so that we often don’t even notice the stress we carry around with us every day. From work, home, money and everything in between, it’s easy to find your shoulders hunching closer and closer to your ears, and a lot harder to bring them down again. Since we don’t always physically see the negative effects of stress, we often overlook how detrimental it is to our health. But here at Ashleigh & Burwood we reckon it’s time to make a few changes. It’s time to squeeze in some much needed ‘me time’ (and refuse to feel guilty about it). You can take 10 minutes, you can take whatever time you have, but even the shortest of weekly pampering sessions has got to do us some good, hasn’t it?
It’s official, we’re in the fiery depths of autumn, and from the looks of things, there’s no going back anytime soon. The wind’s blowing, the leaves are golden, suddenly an umbrella has become something we can’t leave the house without “just in case”, but it’s time to embrace it! That’s right, we’re immersing ourselves in all things autumn, and do you know what? It’s not all that bad! Snuggly blankets, all the reality TV you could possibly watch, and even better – the perfect excuse to get crafty! With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of little ways to prep your home for the season!
The bedroom. Your sanctuary. The place you go to unwind in. Where you awake after a good night’s rest and relax after a hard day’s work. The room in your home most reflective of your own style and taste. And of course, where the magic happens… sleep.
It’s the room of contradictions. It’s where you require tranquillity and solitude. When the door shuts, it doesn’t just shut out the hallway, it shuts out the world. It’s also where you require a screeching warning siren called an “alarm” to alert you that a new day has begun. As if you didn’t know already, the dog’s been licking your face since 6am and you’ve been plotting revenge on the birds for singing ever since.