Flowers are lovely, so are chocolates. But do you know what’s even nicer? Some peace and quiet.
It might very well be the season to be jolly but it can also be the season to be slightly overwhelmed and constantly stressed. Christmas shopping, cooking to feed relatives you haven’t seen since last year and frantic pine needle removal can all add up and diminish that ‘Christmas spirit’ you’ve heard so much about.
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?
Switching the lights off is the easy part, switching your mind off can prove altogether more complicated. Tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep night after night is frustrating and can negatively impact your day. Equally, the day you’ve had can negatively impact your sleep cycle. Making just a few small changes to your daily routine can help you to get the shut-eye you desperately crave (and no, we’re not going to suggest counting sheep).
It’s time to take a moment for yourself and recharge. We all have different needs, lifestyles, aspirations and challenges that we face and deal with every day. It’s finally time for you to take a moment – just as long as you’ve got – to replenish and to just… breathe.
Harness the power of aromatherapy. Set your Amora™ Scent Hub, our new range of ultrasonic diffusers, to ‘on’ and let our Amora™ Pure Essential Oils drift into the atmosphere and give you a bit of what you need. What exactly do you need? Some of us need to relax and unwind, some desperately seek a good nights sleep, others need a boost of energy to get up and get going. It’s time to think about you. What do you need?
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.