Did you have a bad day at work? We've all been there. Travelling to and fro, the public commute, the heat or maybe just terrible bosses. It's only human to feel bogged down after a long day at work. But there's no reason to allow that negativity and stress to creep into your home. We've found you quick, easy and efficient ways to unwind after a hard day. No matter what kind of weight you're carrying on your shoulders, a little me time with these de-stressors is bound to help.
Wondering how to relax after you've reached home? A hot shower followed by a powerful dose of cool water allows you to blow off some steam and wash the day off of you. For those ultra long and tiring days at work, a body wash, scrub or even a shampoo scented with a mild, relaxing aroma can really help calm your nerves.
Aromatherapy has the power to uplift your mood, calm you down and put you to sleep. Make the most of essential oils by incorporating them in your bath and body products. After your hot shower, slather on this Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Body Lotion (Rs 1,499) and slip into your PJ's. A night of deep restful sleep is guaranteed!
Spent the day trying to deal with a boss hell-bent on bringing you down? Come home and light up these scented candles to get you (and your partner) in the mood. This Set Of 3 Scented Candles (Rs 799) is bound to bring out the only 3 emotions you need to feel at home - Peace, Love and Joy!
Your home is your sanctum, your safe space. If you're feeling anxious or stressed out, use an aroma diffuser (Rs 1,500) or a humidifier to diffuse a woodsy heady aroma into your bedroom. You know that sense of calm that overcomes you when you walk into a spa? You can have that in your own bedroom too! Just pick up a bottle of essential oil that has a pre-mixed concoction of scents to uplift, calm or relax you in a jiffy. Depending on the kind of fragrance that you relate peace and quiet to, choose from this meditation oil (Rs 450) or this dreamcatcher oil (Rs 360).
Want to give yourself some me time? I highly recommend a sheet mask and a jade roller. Massaging your skin increases blood circulation, improves the quality of your skin and encourages it to rejuvenate. I like to store my sheet masks and my facial massage tools in the fridge. That way, they're ultra refreshing when you put them on. After you've cleansed your skin, sit down and put on a sheet mask. Spend 5-10 minutes using the icy cool jade roller (Rs 699) to massage your face in an upward motion. It will help the ingredients in the mask penetrate your skin better, cool you down, de-stress and de-puff!
I highly recommend the It's Skin Snail Moisture and Caviar Mask (Rs 200). They are deeply hydrating and won't leave your face feeling sticky after you take 'em off. Among all the sheet masks on the market, this is my favourites!
If you want to slip into a warm, peaceful slumber sip on some warm chamomile tea. It relaxes you while helping you sleep better. And what better to drink your warm tea out of than this adorable mug that reminds you to count your blessings every day? Buy the Gratitude Mug (Rs 499) to remind you that! The TE-A-ME Chamomile Infusion Tea Bags (Rs 237) is one of my favourite varieties of Chamomile tea.
Nothing like a good book to make you forget about the outside world, right? Huddle up in bed with your Chamomile tea and light up some scented candles to transport you into your island of Zen. If you're looking for a light book that'll teach you something and then some more, I recommend The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy (Rs 225). The book is full of hidden pearls of wisdom on dealing with life, relationships, fitness and stress-relief.
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