Finding it difficult to cut away and relax? We’ve got just the tips you need for stress relief!
Let’s face it. The world is kinda crazy and striking a balance between work, life, friendships and everything in between is the most difficult thing you’ve ever done. And even if you do manage to hit that equilibrium, it’s the most exhausting thing you’ve ever done.
To that, we say, be kind to yourself. Slow down, take a breather, and – more importantly – love yourself! It’s hard to be able to give everything to your loved ones and work when you’re unable to do that for yourself.
Meditation has been sure-shot, proven ways of destressing and unwinding for centuries now. Even studies have backed up the fact that taking a pause to gather your thoughts and meditate – with a purpose – not just lowers your stress levels, it also works wonders for stabilising your blood pressure, and helps you tackle pressure situations better after regular practice.
This is Spa-ta!
From Ayurvedic to Swedish, Thai and Balinese, spa treatments and massages have been developed over centuries to help alleviate stress, pain, and help with relaxation. When you feel the stress of work and daily life take over you, try to make a monthly appointment at your favourite spa to get a treatment or even a massage.
Now, there are times where you need a quick lift-me-up but your spa appointment is a long time to go. So, what do you do? SUGAR’s got a quick fix – a fix you should consider making a part of your routine. Say hello to our Face Mask range that’s always within reach.
Want a long-term fix for stress relief? Make essential oils your best friend! Quite like the massages and meditation on our list, aromatherapy too has been centuries in the making, to get to where it is. The idea is that inhalation and application of these fragrant, concentrated extracts, can work on the part of your brain that deals with heightened emotions.
Find your groove
Finally, your go-to for stress relief should boil down simply to what helps you. While some may find solace in reading, some enjoy cooking, or even Mary Kondo-ing their spaces. A lot of people enjoy using makeup as a relaxation tool (and we approve!) The sky’s the limit with this one.
The point is that you need to find your very own stress buster, when the going gets tough. Remember, for anything to help you destress, you need to be comfortable in what you’re doing. Feel free to drop activities midway if they don’t seem to be working for you in the moment.