This is my first post in my new category ‘How I Made Time For Me This Weekend’. So what has prompted me to add this new category to my blog? Last Saturday and what I got up to – that’s what.
What does making time for yourself mean? For some people it’s about being alone for just an hour or two enjoying the peace and quiet. Maybe read a few chapters of a book by a favourite author or relaxing in a warm sudsy aromatherapy bath. Often time for yourself can include spending it with someone else. Continue reading “Come Dine With Me Please – Part One.”
We’re all allowed to feel gloomy or sad every now and then, regardless of what season it is, but do you find yourself struggling on a daily basis with feelings of sadness and depression as soon as the winter months arrive? Would you rather sleep than make love, only to lie awake half the night feeling anxious about everything and anything? Do you find the long dark evenings depressing?
It is possible that you may be suffering from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD. Other symptoms you may experience with this condition are irritability, mood swings, difficulty getting up in the mornings and a craving for carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta. The most obvious sign that you may be suffering from SAD is that the symptoms come and go at the same time every year, more commonly during the dark winter months: December, January and February in particular. Continue reading ““You can be Happy When you Have SAD”.”
Whether you’re a teenager finding it hard to study for your secondary school exams, a young adult in college or a mature student seeking a new career, the one thing you possibly all have in common is, higher than usual stress levels. You’ve worked hard to get to this point and you want to pass with flying colours. Possibly lots of sweat and tears have been shed along the way and it’s only natural that you feel under pressure to do well. It’s not easy to fit in all the hours required to get through all your revision and studying but you owe it to yourself to take as much time and help as you need to get you through it.
Here are some of my top tips on how you can help yourself to study effectively and reduce the possibility of having a meltdown in the middle of it. Continue reading “Study More and Stress Less .”
Another hectic day in the life of you! Wouldn’t it be great if you could just toddle off to a luxurious spa every time your mind silently screams, ‘My God, I think I’m going crazy!’
Family life can be extremely stressful and as much as you love your demanding little tots and your hormonal moody teenagers, it’s great to escape now and again. Okay, so it’s not practical or affordable for you to book a spa break at the drop of a hat, but with a little bit of imagination, careful planning, and a little aromatherapy, you can reduce your stress levels while at the same time creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere in your home. Continue reading “From Hectic Days to Fragrant Ways.”