Doing More for Yourself

Doing More for Yourself

Doing more for yourself should be something that is taught in school because as adults so many of us are rubbish at it. Move over Pythagoras Theorem and hello self-care 101. Doing more for yourself and making sure that you have time for yourself is really important these days. Life is busy and stressful, so many people find it very difficult to find the time and energy to dedicate their own needs. However, you definitely should try to find that time and do more for yourself because if you don’t, only you will suffer in the end. So why is doing more for yourself such an important matter? Why should you care? 

You’re in Control of Your Own Destiny

When you’re an adult your life often feels in some way constricted by the million and one responsibilities we have. That said you’re the one in control of your life, so if you don’t give yourself time to focus on yourself, no one else is going to do that for you. Only you can decide how you spend your time and what your priorities in life are. Make yourself a priority if you want to live a balanced life and avoid stress later on. It’s the only way to live.

Doing More for Yourself Reduces Your Stress Levels

When you find time for yourself, you will realise that you don’t need to feel stressed out all the time. It’s usually when you’re focusing on things that are external that you feel stressed and pressured. When you take time to reevaluate and focus on your own needs, you can really reduce those stress levels and make everything easier and calmer for yourself. Stress levels have a physical as well as a mental impact so shouldn’t be ignored or simply be “put up” with.

Time to Yourself Helps You Process Things

Simply having time alone in which you can think things through can be a big help to you in life generally. It’s so often the case that people are so busy rushing through life that they barely ever have a moment to themselves. When you have a little time to yourself, you will start to process things much better and find clarity. I finished a mindfulness diploma in January 2018 and it has really changed the way that I choose to process things. Look up mindful living!

Everyone Deserves a Treat or Indulgence From Time to Time

Doing more for yourself sometimes means treating yourself, and that’s not something you need to feel guilty about. Unfortunately, some people do feel guilty when buying jewellery for themselves or treats like that. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to things that you like and want as long as you can afford it and are in control of it. Indulge yourself from time to time. A new book, some perfume; whatever tickles your fancy.

You’ll Burn Yourself Out if You’re Too Focused on Everyone Else’s Needs

Burning the candle at both ends means one thing… you are going to end up burning your bum! When you’re always rushing around doing your best for other people, whether that’s your partner at home or your boss at work, you inevitably get tired. If you keep that kind of lifestyle up for too long, you will end up getting burnt out to the point at which you just snap and can’t take it anymore. There’s nothing to be gained by pushing yourself that far. 

Don’t think that being kind to others is a no go, far from it, however, there’s too much at stake for you not to pay attention to yourself. You will only suffer long-term if you don’t prioritise doing more for yourself over doing everything for everyone else.

I’ve fallen foul of pretty much every pitfall life can throw at you when it comes to not prioritising yourself and have learned many lessons. Don’t travel the same hard route if you don’t need to; prioritise yourself!

Self Care: Bath Time with Olverum

Olverum Bath Time
Olverum Bath Oil is a bath time must when it comes to my self-care time.

I promised to highlight some ways that you can spend your self-care time and for me, bath time is one of my favourites. I shower every day yet a long, warm, scented bath is something else entirely. Thanks to the lovelies at Olverum my bath time relaxation has hit a whole new level.

By all accounts, Olverum is used by three members of the royal family. Obviously recognising that there is something regal about me, I was sent a bottle of the Olverum Bath Oil and asked if I minded sharing an honest review with the members of my court (or readers).

Made with natural essential oils, Olverum bath oil produces a wonderfully herby, fresh and sense-pleasing aroma. I honked like a goose when I read that you were only supposed to put a teaspoonful in the bath as when it comes to putting the required 50p piece worth of hair conditioner in my palm I tend to need at least £2.50-worth. I can confirm however that you do only need a teaspoon of this rich, unique blend in the bath. A little certainly does go a long way.

With ingredients such as Siberian Fir, Lavadin, Lemon, Rosemary, Lime, Juniper, Geranium and more, all you need to do is lay back, inhale and feel your stresses fall away.  I found the Olverum Bath Oil brilliant at cleaning the sinuses, soothing muscle aches and pains, that it left my skin feeling great and helped to promote a really good sleep.

Top Tips for a Relaxing Bath

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We could all use a little more Hygge in our lives.

A Clean and Tidy Bathroom
It is difficult to get your relaxation on when there are 15 shower gel and shampoo bottles cluttered around the bath edge and a pile of towels waiting to go in the washer. Make sure that before you go for your bath that the bathroom is clean, tidy and feeling lovely.

Time
A rushed bath is not a relaxation bath. This is your time. Pick a time when there will be no interruptions and when you don’t have to keep one eye on the clock.

Warm Scented Water
There’s something magical about a wonderfully scented bath. I use Olverum and not only does this luxurious blend smell fantastic, my skin feels wonderful afterwards.

Soft Fluffy Towels
Finishing off your relaxing bath by rubbing yourself down with sandpaper somewhat defeats the object. Make sure you don’t stint on the laundry softener when it comes to washing your favourite big fluffy bath towel.

Lighting
Am I the only one who finds the bathroom lighting somewhat harsh? For a truly relaxing bath time, I go a little crackers with candles. Do make sure though if using candles that they are safely placed.

Olverum Bath Oil

This is not the kind of bath oil that you pick up at the supermarket when buying your groceries. Olverum has pulled out all of the stops to ensure that each Olverum bath is luxurious, infused with wonderful natural essential oils and leaves you feeling relaxed, recharged and a little spoilt. The 125ml bottle size is £32.00 and is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size is £58 and enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £22 and enough for 9 baths. I received a 60ml bottle, have had three baths and barely used any. Considering how much goes into each teaspoons this represents excellent value. Olverum’s main stockists are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. Look out for Olverum on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, where the team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

What makes your bath time special?

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