Staying Sane in the Holidays: Stress Relief Tips!
Taking time for yourself amongst the Holiday stress can be tricky, especially when you’re traveling and out of your comfort zone. Creating a safe space at home and when on the road is a great way to decompress after a day (or many more) of being social.
Active stress release
As any true scholar of the classic movie Legally Blonde will know: Endorphins make you happy and happy people don’t kill people!
To avoid receding into your teenage self (easy to do when home for the Holidays), try keeping to your regular workout routine. Make a point of getting up and getting active first thing in the morning to set your intentions for the day.
This will help you to look and feel your best and will help to mentally frame your time. It’s a way to keep the motivation and positivity flowing, even when away.
For evening exercisers, why not check out local drop in classes or tune into an online class? Getting moving in the evening on your own or in a group will help to work out any frustrations that might have popped up in the day. Getting moving will help to reduce the tension in your muscles and will boost your sleep.
If you’re traveling or still working remotely over the holidays, why not add in some active stretching into your daily routine. Having to hand in end of year reports is stressful at the best of times. With the crunch of the Holidays, it can be easy to forget yourself in all the hustle and bustle.
Make a point of using tools like the Knee Pillow for active rest day and night. The Knee Pillow can be used as a pillow for between knees for sleeping or as an under knee pillow to elevate the legs while you’re at your desk or resting.
Using a specialized pillow for knees does much more than just support your knees! Using the knee pillow for back pain by sleeping with the pillow between the legs helps to align the spine and alleviate strain and pulling through the lower back.
For back sleepers, sleeping with pillow under knees is a great way to elevate the legs and reduce tension on the hip joints in sleep. This is especially important for people who are on their feet all day. Standing for long periods can compress the spine and joints. Sleeping with a tool like the Knee Pillow can help to reduce the impact of this compression.
Getting enough sleep
At home, it’s easy to hit the hay with your wrinkle reducing pillow. When you’re traveling, having a sleep wrinkle pillow like the Beauty Pillow on hand will help to ease your neck and shoulder tension.
Using a wrinkle pillow instead of a traditional neck pillow on a flight might look a little strange, but who said skincare was an easy job? Ordering your Beauty Pillow to meet you at your location (and maybe ordering one for Mom, Dad, your sister or brother) is an easy way to ensure your skincare routine won’t be interrupted.
While using the Beauty Pillow to prevent wrinkles and get that dewy glow is great, don’t forget it’s the quality of your sleep that really shows on your skin. Get broken sleep and not only will you be in a terrible mood, you’ll look like it too!
If you’re looking for an easy way to drift off to sleep, no matter your location, why not use an aromatherapy pillow mist? Enjoy all the benefits of an aromatherapy session with the Lavender Pillow Mist by Beauty Pillow.
We think it’s the best pillow mist to help lull you into a calming sleep. Whether you’re aiming for a short nap or a good night’s sleep, using this stress relief pillow mist will calm your thoughts and reduce tension.
You might be asking yourself: what is pillow mist and why would I need it for sleep?
Pillow Mist, like Beauty Pillow’s Pillow Mist for sleep, uses Lavender Aromatherapy Oil to bring a sense of calm and stress relief through smell. Lavender has been used for centuries as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety making it the perfect partner for bedtime.
When we’re at home, it’s nice to be able to create a calming atmosphere in order to drift off to sleep. Just like blocking light with a sleep mask or adding in Silk Pillowcases and bedding to your bedtime routine can help to boost your sleep hygiene, so can lightly spraying a deep sleep pillow mist.
The scent of lavender helps to calm the mind and create a neural pathway to the body and brain that it’s time for bed. This signal can help to create a sense of peace and calm, for deeper more restful sleep. Bringing a Pillow Mist with you on your holiday travels is a great way to maintain your sleep hygiene in any environment.
Make your alone time special
It can be hard to sketch out your alone time when you’re seemingly always surrounded by people! Making a point to really indulge when you do get some quality solo time is a great way to really make the most of it!
Slip into something more comfortable like the Kimono satin robe from Beauty Pillow to make your morning routine that little bit more glam! Getting ready for the day with your skincare, make up and hair routines in a chic dressing gown really helps to set the mood and create a positive vibe.
Or, enjoy the feel of the Kimono robe satin against your skin while you lounge in bed and read a book or listen to music at the end of the day. Lighting some candles to set the ambience, lightly misting your bedding with scents of lavender or relaxing in a warm bath are great ways to wind down before bed.
Just as with exercise and daily activity, making the time to be alone and relax and decompress is essential.
Keeping consistent with your skincare routine and all the bottles can be difficult. Luckily Beauty Pillow’s new Day Brightening Serum and Rejuvenating Night Serum are here to make things simple!
The Day Serum works to brighten and protect the skin from environmental stressors like UV Rays and pollution. While the Nightly Rejuvenating Serum is designed to gently even skin tone and nourish the skin while you sleep.
Instead of creating a complex multi step routine, the Beauty Pillow Serum Collection features active ingredients that boost skin harmoniously. The Night Serum uses Bio Bifida, Arnica Extract and Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, softer complexion.
The core ingredient in this bifida serum helps to gently exfoliate the skin and replenish skin cells throughout the night. Bifida skincare is a concentrated source of protein, lactose, lactic acid, vitamins, and minerals that refreshes and rejuvenates the skin.
The partnering of Hyaluronic Acid and Arnica Extract works to gently moisturize and hydrate the skin. Regular use shows the connection between hyaluronic acid before and after. Skin is hydrated, smoothed and plumper.
Arnica extract benefits reduce inflammation. Improving your skin’s collagen with hyaluronic acid, helps to boost the skin’s elasticity. Partnering these benefits with arnica extract skin benefits leaves the skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and calm.
Using the Night Rejuvenating Serum in conjunction with the Beauty Pillow and Skin+ Pillowcase will help your skin to look and feel soft, smooth and fresh every day!