Champneys Spa Self Care

Living a fast paced life is all well and good but every now and then it like I am teetering a tad too close to burning out and if I am entirely truthful with myself, ending up in not a great place mentally. I think we all forget that a little me time in the form of self-care is just as important for a healthy life and mind set as it is to meet deadlines at work and anything else slightly mundane.

There's no right or wrong way to relax, for some it will be going for a jog others it may be a little time cast aside to finally read a book or two. As much as I do enjoy reading, I don't find it to help me unwind, if anything it sparks my creative flow and before you can say "relax", I'm opening my laptop, ready to type up several blog posts. Counterproductive some might say.

Champneys Spa Self Care

I all but need to be forced to chill out and make some time for myself, as such I do like to treat myself to an occasional visit to health spas such as Champneys; they began 90 years ago and have now expanded to 4 health spas, a hotel and no less than 6 city spas throughout the UK, so you know you are in good hands. The great thing about visiting Champneys is that from the moment you step foot into the premises you are greeted with a wave of calmness that instantly melts away any worries and with a list of exciting treatments such as massages, facials and more, it's difficult not to walk away feeling like a brand new person.

If at home and thoroughly in need of a little self-care, I will unplug from the digital world and enforce a digital detox for a few hours. You would be surprised by how self-soothing it can be to not hear or see your phone constantly ping from messages that can wait, photos that don't need to be liked and Kardashian-style drama that doesn't need to be read on Twitter. Heck sometimes I may even order a pizza, put on my favourite PJ's and indulge in a face mask - I like to go all in.

Champneys Spa Self Care

It really doesn't matter what you do to make sure you are taking care of yourself as long as you make it a priority; run a bath, paint your nails, go to the gym, bake a cake, book a Spa day, have a long conversation with a friend, do all of the above? Whatever leaves you feeling invigorated and soothed can only be a good thing and hopefully leads to you being able to better cope with any issues that the next day may throw your way.

- Sponsored post with Champneys Spa.