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Chill out, don’t burn out

New Year’s Resolutions are long gone and the summer holidays are far away on the horizon, which means getting bogged down with life and not taking time out for you is easy to do.

The thing is, if you don’t slow down and stop once in a while, your health and wellbeing can suffer and you can be looking at burnout.

Not fun and totally not cool.

You might think the demands of your career, family, friends and relationship don’t leave you any free time, but we think you can find a slot or two a week to take care of number one.

This isn’t selfish and shouldn’t feel guilty, and let’s face it, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

We have some great ideas of how to recharge your batteries so you feel happy and balanced rather than tired and resentful of all you do for others.

Go for a walk. Simple as that. Getting outside, away from screens and the bothers of life. Taking in fresh air will not only clear your head but you will soak up some bone building Vitamin D at the same time.

Take regular exercise. Raising your heart rate and doing something physical you really enjoy is a great way to step away from life. It could be training to do a 5k run, open water swimming, surfing, boxercise, basically anything that gets you out of breath and sweating. Before long you will look forward to that game of netball or gym session, and the burst of feel good endorphins it offers will make your day so much better.

Meet a friend for a coffee, lunch or drinks after work and catch up. While many of use divulge the details of our lives for all to see on social media, there is something to be said for meeting up with your nearest and dearest in person.

Speaking of social media, turn it off. Once a week go screen free and see just what the world offers when it isn’t fuelled by likes and tweets and ‘look at me and my perfect life’ photos.

Book a holiday and have something to look forward to.

Have a massage or reflexology session. Modern day life is busy and demanding and just one hour of pampering can make a massive difference.

Write a journal, take up scrap booking or go to an art classes. Letting your creative juices flow can be good for you soul.

Meditate, everyday, and free your mind from the toxins that are cluttering it up.

Get enough sleep. Yes, we know this can be hard, but having a warm, relaxing bath, getting into clean sheets and really resting can be so beneficial for you and for those who live with you!

Get a pet. We aren’t talking about a fish, but a cat, dog and even a rabbit can be a real companion and offer a little bit of time out from the pressures surrounding you.

Bake a cake. The process can be relaxing and the rewards are delicious.

Read a book, watch a movie or go to the theatre and escape from everything and enjoy being in another world for a couple of hours.

Go dancing, let loose and have fun.

Learn to sew or knit. Yes, these might seem a bit old-fashioned, but you can really lose yourself in a hobby like this and as well as relaxing, you get something else for yourself at the end of it.

Whatever you decide to do, make time for you and don’t feel bad about it.

Team Pure Beauty.

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