Mom-of-two Claire grabs those precious moments of me-time with both hands, whenever she possibly can. “Being a mom is so full on and constant,” she told us. “I’m more than ready to switch off and relax in the evenings. Largely for my own sanity, but also so that I can prepare myself for the same madness tomorrow!” Most people associate relaxing with baths, bubbles and candles but for many moms, finding the time just isn’t realistic – so don’t ask Claire for relaxing bath ideas. “A shower can be just as relaxing as a bath,” says Claire. “By the time the kids are fed, bathed and in bed, it’s already pretty late, so a relaxing shower makes way more sense.”
Claire’s tips: For Claire, it’s the magic three: “hard water pressure, a nice hot temperature and the perfect products. It’s important that my shower is a good one! If that’s on point and you add a moisturizing body wash or shower foam to the mix, it creates your own little bubble of warm relaxation – even if it is just for a few minutes.”
To make sure she’s on top of her game for the busy day ahead, teacher Alice makes a relaxing shower part of her morning routine. “My classroom is non-stop, so I like to make sure that I start the day calm and collected,” she told us. The teaching day begins early, so time is precious for Alice. “A relaxing shower is perfect; it means that I can start the day in the best possible way and I have time to get in early and organize my classroom, too,” she told us.
Alice’s tips: Here’s a lesson in relaxation from Alice: “A calming lavender scent immediately helps me to feel more relaxed. I think it’s because I associate it with massages and scented candles so it really does the trick.”
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Relaxation is an essential part of Beth’s self-care routine (and happiness). As an entrepreneur and mindfulness coach, she balances running a business and being a mom; a relaxing shower gives her mind and body a well deserved break, allowing her to chill out, reconnect and let go. “Showers help to soften all the muscles in my body, bringing me back to my center and washing away any negativity I might be holding,” she said. “I find it healing and re-energizing.”
Beth’s tips: Wondering how to pamper yourself at home? Beth’s got the answer: “Make your shower experience a ritual that represents you. For me, a relaxing shower is a mindful, sensory experience, so I focus on my breathing, the sounds and scents around me, and the feeling of the water massaging my skin.”
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