5 ways to unwind
Make relaxation a part of your everyday life
Run a bath Light a scented candle, add soothing essential oils, play relaxing music and treat yourself to a long, reviving soak.
try meditation Have a look at headspace.com or download the free app. It’s described as ‘gym membership for the mind’ and offers 10-minute meditations.
Get colouring Try the latest craze for colouring-in, which is reputed to be art therapy and a great way to relax. Visit the Style at Home blog at cushienumber.co.uk
where you can download a selection of free colouring-in sheets from The Cath Kidston Colouring Book (£10, Quadrille).
chill out to music Alpha brain waves are produced when we’re in a relaxed state so look up alpha wave meditation music on Youtube, which has a specific frequency that’s designed to help you to unwind.
bake a cake A creative activity such as making jam, baking a cake or working on a craft project is the perfect way to give your mind a rest, losing yourself in your own thoughts.