If you are someone who loves time in your own company, then the idea of travelling alone probably sounds quite appealing. However, for others the thought of spending time away on your own can be a little daunting, so we have put together a beginner’s guide to taking a solo break.
Putting self-care at the top of your agenda is about looking after yourself first.
We’ve put together five quick and easy ways to begin 2020 with you as the priority:
1. Give yourself a five minute recoup moment each morning, or evening, whichever works for you. Find your favourite song and do nothing but love it (or dance to it!).
2. Build on the habits you love by noticing the positives in why you’re doing them, i.e. I’m going to yoga because it makes me feel calm and strong.
3. Don’t do it all alone, connect with a friend and combine social connection with you time (we’re biased, but a spa day might be good for that!)
4. Add something just for you to your to-do list, at the top, just one thing – book a haircut or read 10 pages of your book for example.
5. Try something new to kick start prioritising yourself. Always fancied an art class? Want to get to know other people at book club? Go for it!
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Our in-house yoga teacher and Ayurveda guru Kali Pearce covers the basics of Ayurveda as a holistic health system
Palentine’s or Galentine’s day are quite simply a celebration of friendship, and some would say an antidote to the romantic pressure of February 14th . This relatively new ‘holiday’ has stemmed from a recognition that just as Valentine’s celebrates romantic love between two people, Palentine’s celebrates friendship and dedicates a day of the year to the most important people in your life.
The thought of spontaneous action is in itself a bit of a paradox. Spontaneity is one of those life skills that isn’t really a skill at all – it’s a predilection to a way of life that is vital for the happiness of some, and can induce a cold sweat in others.
We all like to think that we have the ability to be spontaneous but few of us are, and some people think of it as akin to chaos in an otherwise well-ordered world. The art of spontaneity itself is really the ability to release control and let-go. Planned outcomes can still be a factor but you don’t mind the journey you take to get there.
Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment. With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.
We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…
We’re big fans of journaling, keeping a diary, unpacking your day on the page, whatever you’d like to call it. Writing is well-known as a therapeutic way of letting go and harmonising one’s self and beautiful journals, fabulous pens, a cosy chair and a scented candle make it a ritual worth your time. As far as self-care goes, spending a couple of minutes each day and looking forward has some surprising benefits…
Resolutions traditionally seem punishing: abstinence from the finer things in life, gruelling exercise, stopping your favourite habits – and they rarely last long, leaving you a little deflated. And punishing resolutions in one of the coldest, and darkest months of the year makes them particularly hard to keep.
Instead, why not focus on resolutions that are positive, life affirming and joyful – making them easier to keep and giving you the feeling of success from day one. Here are some of our ideas for creating exciting resolutions that will make sure the year ahead is one of promise and positivity!