Midweek Unwinding


I don’t know about you but by the time I get to Wednesday I’m pretty exhausted. Work has stressed me out and the weekend seems really far away! It’s important to make time in our busy schedules to relax. We can clean the kitchen, bathroom, do the laundry and make dinner. Through all of that, taking care of ourselves seems to fall by the wayside.

I really try to take an hour before bed of “no screen” time. I like to turn away from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TV and my blog and just relax. A good candle is never a bad idea to help you unwind. My current candle is the Voluspa Mokaro which just has a very soothing and clean scent. I like to light my candle, slather my feet with lotion and put my aloe socks on (sexy…).

Nothing relaxes me more than the scent of lavender. I love to dab a little bit of lavender massage oil onto my hands, décolletage and behind the ears. If your loved one is willing to give you a nice massage that’s even better!  I use the Body Shop French Lavender Massage Oil, it’s super affordable and lasts forever! Once I smell of lavender and my candle is burning away I like to grab a book and just read for an hour.

No matter how busy life gets this is always something that I make time for. I read scientific journals and stare at a computer screen all day at work and I need a way to disconnect. What are your favorite books lately? I’m reading The Lovely Bones and it’s extremely distressing but now I’m invested and I need to see it through! Let me know how you like to unwind down in the comments!


  1. Alina November 18, 2015 / 12:24

    I agree it’ so important to take a night out to yourself and just relax. I usually like to have a pamper evening at least once a week. Loving the sound of that TBS Lavender oil, sounds super relaxing x

    Beauty with charm

    • Ellen November 18, 2015 / 13:15

      It’s extremely relaxing! And nourishing so that’s great too!

    • Ellen November 19, 2015 / 06:43

      Yes! Falling asleep is so much easier if I don’t look at screens before bed! It’s a really hard habit to break because our phones are always near us but it’s definitely worth it!

    • Ellen November 19, 2015 / 13:01

      It’s fantastic! It’s extremely soothing!

    • Ellen November 20, 2015 / 07:43

      Me too do they do really great stuff! Thanks so much Anika!

    • Ellen November 20, 2015 / 13:05

      It definitely helps! It’s such a hard habit to break though!

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