August 1, 2022
Luxury treats to reduce stress
Who among us hasn’t felt the strain of a stressful period in their life? It’s often unavoidable, yet it leaves us feeling drained and detached. Stress triggers your body’s fight or flight response, making you produce hormones and chemicals that are designed to prime you for action. However, this can have a less-than-positive impact on your mind and body.
Coming out of this state can be difficult, but the key is to prioritise yourself. Treating yourself to life’s luxuries is the perfect place to start feeling like yourself again.
When you’ve been through a period of stress, a spa should be your first port of call. Relaxation shouldn’t be a luxury in life, but it’s a hot commodity in this modern world. The serene atmosphere created in a spa environment is conducive to levels of calm that you may struggle to find in other aspects of your life.
On top of the ability to ease your stress, the whole experience of going to a spa feels like luxury at its finest. With high-end fittings, lavish products and pampering treatments, you’ll leave feeling like a million bucks.
Nothing says ‘treat yourself’ like a luxury shopping trip. Set yourself a budget and hit your favourite designer boutiques. For the ultimate experience, head to the capital. London is home to some of the world’s most luxurious stores. Pick up items that are both indulgent and that you’ll use a lot to get the most out of your splurge.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a healthy dose of escapism.
Getting away from triggers and hustle and bustle of life can be restorative in itself. Combine that with a stay at a luxurious holiday home and you’ll be feeling more like yourself in no time.
If there’s a place you love to visit, consider getting your very own accommodation at a site with a breath-taking view so you’ll always have somewhere you love to visit. With so many of us working from home, there’s never been a better time to invest.
If there’s something we can agree on as a nation, it’s that we love to eat. However, when you’re stressed and have a lot on your mind, you may not have had time to enjoy what you’re eating. What better way to start appreciating food again than to go for an extravagant meal out?
Michelin stars indicate outstanding quality food. The UK has over 160 Michelin stars between various establishments, all run by a variety of culinary talent. Channel your inner food critic and visit one of the many options.
During a period of stress, you may have been too busy to engage in self-care. However, practising self-care is essential for keeping ourselves centred and assured in our bodies.
Going to the salon is about prioritising yourself for a small amount of time – a much-needed luxury in an age when we often have so many responsibilities to other people.
Book yourself in for some of your favourite treatments and walk out with your head held high after feeling reset.