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Sunday times: How I relax

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Happy Sunday!

I was planning to do another How I Relax interview for today, but I've been too busy with launching my e-book and life coaching birthday offer lately. And since I've been so busy, I just got an idea. Maybe I should just interview myself? I sure could use a little more focus on my resting and relaxation habits – and maybe you will find it inspiring too?

Here we go:

What's the first thing you do when you get home?

I always take off anything uncomfortable – shoes, jackets, jewelry, make-up. Then I usually put on the kettle to make some tea.

How do you unwind?

For me, the best way to unwind is to get lost in something creative like a novel or writing. I really do unwind when I'm crafting a blog post – it usually takes between 1-2 hours and I completely loose track of time.

Meditation or conversation?

Both.

I love a good conversation, but sometimes I really crave some peace and silence. I'm not the most skilled meditator, but I've found it incredibly useful to listen to guided meditations like the ones from Leonie Dawson.

Do you have a home relaxation zone?

Right now I'm living on 11 m², so I guess I don't really have a relaxation zone. However, I often transform my tiny bathroom into a relaxing mini-spa by lighting scented candles and turning off the light while I shower with essential oils.

Favourite bedtime reading?

I mostly read novels in bed – right now I am reading The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I can also recommend reading personal development books in bed – I'm currently reading Loving What Is by Byron Katie

What helps you bathe away your troubles?

Essential oils. I love anything wooden and rich, like Cedarwood oil. Works every time!

What's your chillout soundtrack?

I love soothing singer/songwriter music – anything by Joe Purdy, The Tallest Man on Earth or Jeremy Larson gets me calm and cosy in no time.

What's your idea of comfort on a plate?

Roasted butternut squash with pecans and thyme. Oh, and a little cheese on top. Yum!

What's your favourite calming fragrance?

I love amber, Cedarwood and Bergamot. I also often light incense to change the mood in the room.

How do you beat stress?

I have to admit that this is something I'm working on how to achieve. I think I'm addicted to stress!

One of the things I have found most helpful is to learn to listen to myself and say no when I have taken on to much. There's no shame in backing out if you have too much going on.

I hope you enjoyed this little interview I did with myself! I know I learned some new things about myself too. Next time I'm going to make sure I do a proper interview with someone more inspiring than me! ;)

How do you relax?