- post in collaboration with Portmeirion Village*-
A few weeks ago I shared why it's so important to take out time to yourself. Time to do whatever you please without an ounce of guilt or having to bear anybody else in mind. So today I thought that I would share with you a few of my favourite me-time activities.
The classic me time activity. The pamper routine. Over the years, I've perfected my routine down to a T. I go all out, from washing my hair to slicking on a manicure and pedicure. I use my most decadent of products which include; Laura Mercier Coconut & Almond Honey Bath, Bumble and Bumble Deeep Mask* and Aesop Parsley Seed Masque. This is a routine I normally save for a Sunday evening to get me prepared for the week ahead.
This is something that I've really fallen in love with lately. Spending my evening away from a screen or phone has been doing my overactive mind the world of good. I used to really struggle to just sit in silence and read, I'm so used to having some sort of background noise that the silence felt stifling. Now I crave those few hours that I get to sit in peace and get lost in a good book.
I can't say many people would find organising a fun task but for me it's something I look forward to doing. Whether it be my wardrobe or my beauty stash there is nothing I find more cathartic. As I'm trying to live more of a minimal life at the moment it's a task that I've been doing more and more.
As I own a little white fluffy dog who loves running around a forest sniffing everything she can it gives me the chance to get outside more. I'm always on the quest to find new spots to explore and being a National Trust member this makes it much easier. During Summer this is even more blissful, I usually take my camera so I can chase golden hour through the trees.
This post is in collaboration with the Portmerion Village. They're challenging bloggers to #shareyourserenity. You can read all about the awesome contest they're running here. So now I've shared the tasks that give me peace & serenity, what about you? What do you enjoy doing to recuperate?