My biggest indulgence for when I’m feeling overwhelmed and stressed out is a hot bath. Nothing is better than a pamper session after a long week at work. I have not been at my new job very long and to say I’m struggling is an understatement.
It’s been a tough few weeks, I thought passing my initial training was hard but nothing is comparing to this. 4 am wake ups and never working with anyone I know, well it’s like all my worst nightmares in one. After feeling very uptight, I knew the best way to unwind would be running a bath.
Firstly I start by running the bath and organising everything I will want throughout it. Today I wanted it to be super comforting and cosy considering the way I have been feeling as of late, so I decided on some flowers, fairy lights and my Jo Malone Green Tomato Leaf candle. It’s a crisp, refreshing scent and not for everyone but is up there as one of my favourites.
Then the best part, adding all the delightful smelling products to the water. The products I use change depending on my mood and what I have in my cupboards at the time, but today I opted for a Lush bath bomb called the Experimenter which is a colourful bath bomb and is strongly scented. I picked this one in hopes that its colours would make me feel a little more cheerful. I also added a couple of sprinkles of the Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts; they are my go-to product when I need to unwind. I end up feeling so relaxed and have the best nights sleep every time after I have used it.
My face mask of choice was the Origins Rose Clay Mask. It is a 2-1 face mask that works to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Enriched with rose clay, willow herb and exfoliating Jojoba beads that help reduce the look of pores. It instantly adds brightness to the skin and makes it look and feel so much softer.
Lastly, to make the bath perfect, I make sure to have a cold drink with me something to keep me entertained. I went for a Harry Potter book today because nothing is as comforting as a book series you’ve re-read more times you can count and my phone to play some The 1975, which is always able to put me in a better mood.
I hope this inspires you to take some time out of your day for yourself because I can’t even describe how much better I feel right now.
Hugs and Squishes xo