Take the plunge

Day 4, Take a bath. I would like to think that you all wash on a regular basis and don’t think that is what I am trying to suggest here…

Take time to have a relaxing bath. After the moonwalk I sat in the bath for nearly an hour… It was lush and I think part of the reason I wasn’t sore the next day.

Add some Epsom salts to cleanse and detox the system while allowing some amazing nutrients to be absorbed through your skin. I use TDT Recovery Salts that have a blend of stuff in them to help recover after exercise.

Make it special, light some candles, play music that chills you out, use a nice body scrub, read a book, just lie there and float, have your towels, bath robe and slippers ready for getting out.

Having a bath is something that I rarely do, but always make sure I do when I stay at hotels for work. I only have an electric hot water shower and the hassle of running a bath involves heating water in pots on the cooker and boiling kettles. Sometimes it is worth the effort though.

So, take a plunge in to the water.

Jen x

 

We All Need A Holiday

You NEED your holidays and time off…

It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, you need time out to refresh the batteries and come back with new ideas, a new lease of life and focus.

I am really guilty of this, it’s now nearly the end of June and this is me taking my first proper time off since the start of the year!

I can feel it and my body is showing signs of stress too… My eczema has flared up, dark circles under my eyes and I am more forgetful than usual.

I also had some tests recently because my skin flare ups are inconsistent and the results of them coming back, my stomach acid is low which is making me nutrient deficient and more sensitive to foods that I have a low tolerance for…

The most likely cause? Stress!

Perfect timing for me that I am heading off on holiday today.

Bit of sightseeing, bit of lying on the beach doing nothing but listening to good music and reading… Of course there is a music festival or 2 happening that I am going to but the day times will be all about doing not much.

I have been recommended to add in walks in the country, yoga and meditation to my weekly routine which will be added in when I get back to my schedule and it will be in my diary to remind me so it becomes part of the routine.

How are you feeling generally? Are you getting any skin break outs? It could be spots, eczema, psoriasis etc. Are you bloated after eating?

These are all symptoms that could be a sign you need some time out…

If you don’t have anything booked to go away, schedule in some time off, take yourself away for the day, get along to a low intensity, low impact class, download some guided meditation and go exploring the countryside, breathing in the fresh air…

Have a happy stress free day

Jen x