I don't know about you but I am missing the sunshine. Ok, it's peeped its face through the clouds recently, but not enough to make us feel that spring is here.
Those cold dark nights of winter have wriggled their feet a little deeper into the earth and, quite frankly, we've run out of films to watch, eaten all the chocolate and we've rather exhausted our winter-warmer alcohol supply.
As the warmth of spring touches our skin, our bodies unfurl toward the light, along with our minds; the promise of bare feet on the grass and the smell of apple blossom as it meanders on a gentle breeze.
As we wait for this sleeping world to wake up completely, give your body a wellness boost with these must-haves...
The stats on sleep aren't great. Winding down for sleep is a struggle for so many of us in our busy world, particularly when we are all so fond of our hand-held devices. Exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Putting our phones into night mode will shift the colour display to the warmer end of the spectrum, but calming our eyes for sleep can still prove lengthy.
Spacemasks, acclaimed for their interstellar relaxation, are your quick-fix tool to a better nights sleep. These warming masks (their thin layer of iron filings entwining with the oxygen molecules in the air) soothe tired eyes and relax the mind.
Wrapped up in the layers of winter, our skin can find it hard to adjust to the changeable extremes of temperature. Our heated homes and offices can dry out our skin. Made for Life Organics grew from a need for skincare that nourishes your body both inside and out. By combining science with the strength and purity of botanicals, their skincare formulations - along with a clever synergy of organic herbs and flowers - are just what we need to make our skin smile.
Mindfulness has been a hot topic for a good while, and being aware of the present moment can help us understand ourselves better and enjoy the world around us more. Pay attention to your thoughts, sounds, the sensations of breathing or parts of the body, and bring your attention back whenever the mind starts to wander.
From the beautiful Somerset countryside, Eloise Hall's quiet studio sanctuary is where mindfulness begins, and practicing this daily - setting aside time for being mindful will improve your own mental health, as well as your physical body. With the scent of optimism and a book to scribe your thoughts, you'll be ready for Spring when it appears at long last!
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