Sunday Self-Care & Wellbeing

By Sophie Parsons

While facemasks and great skin are a sure fire way to leave you feeling relaxed, sometimes self-care needs be a little more focused on our general wellbeing. These tips and recipes focus on creating a little more calm in your life and mind.

Plan in a Pause

As we continue our time indoors, finding ways to balance our working from home routines with moments to ourselves is crucial. Fortunately, creatives and online platforms are offering solutions to creating a little calm in your life - be it from evening yoga to lunch time cook-a-longs.

Journalling for Headspace

Writing our thoughts down can help to process our emotions, the day just gone or simply a be a way of expressing gratitude. Find a moments peace, settle down with a grounding tea or warming coffee and simply write down anything that comes to mind - a literal brain dump.

Mindful Cooking

More often that not, dinner comes as an after thought from a long day at work. Mindful cooking, however, offers an opportunity to connect with the food that we are putting in our bodies and take time to slow down long enough to mix together something - no matter how simple. Mindfulness app Headspace simply suggests making the act of cooking a little slower and more considerate to help calm our minds. 

Getting Creative

As established by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, getting into a creative flow helps to slow down the internal chaos inside of our brains to completely focus on creativity. Whether it's writing in a journal, colouring in or doodling, spending an hour or so getting stuck into a creative project is the perfect way to lose yourself.

The Power of Doing Nothing

In a culture where we are constantly 'on', finding time to do nothing can feel like a luxury we can't afford. In fact, taking the time to daydream, to allow our minds to wonder, can not only encourage better creativity but also help our brains to figure out any ongoing stresses.

Catch Up On Your Sleep

There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the week ahead. Sleep, according to expert Kate Bridle, helps to physically repair DNA, process emotions and commit new information to our memories. Perhaps one of the best ways to ensure a good night's rest is to avoid drinking caffeine in the afternoon, instead opting for herbal teas, matchas and infusions to satisfy any cravings - why not try our caffeine-free golden milk recipe to help put you to sleep this evening?

Stress-Relieving Yoga

We all know by now that taking time out to exercise is important for our mental wellbeing, with yoga being one of our favourite methods of achieving our zen. Just a few rounds of sun salutations can leave you feeling quieter and more focused, setting you up for the day or week ahead.

Getting Outdoors

Getting outdoors, whether it be a run in the park, forest bathing or a beach side walk, has benefits beyond that of getting fresh air; with vitamin D levels improving our moods and the simple act of being outdoors having the ability to reduce our cortisol levels.

Screen-Free Reading

Excessive screen time is leaving us all stressed and burnout, so this Sunday take some time offline and pick up a book instead. Reading for pleasure has been proven to increase levels of creativity, reduce feelings of stress and depression and help leave us calmer and more mindful. Stuck for inspiration? Try one of our favourites.

Time for a Digital Detox

Shockingly, UK adults spend an average of 8 hours 41 minutes a day on screens (more time than they are asleep). Take some time to turn off your mobile phones and laptops this weekend and take a little digital detox. Not only will this improve your quality of sleep and overall happiness, but it will be much easier to be present in your life. 

Why not incorporate some DIY beauty into your self-love regime, with softening body treatments, glowing skin recipes & nourishing hair care.

Sunday Self-Care & Wellbeing