Beat The Sunday Night Blues

You’ve had a fabulous weekend filled with rest and relaxation. Now the Sunday night blues have set in, hard. The truth is, you don’t have to let the sinking feeling of a new work week set in.

Try these four ways to wind down on a Sunday Night Wind Down…

Do a jigsaw

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We’re not kidding! This is the therapy of choice from sleep expert, professor Jim Horne.

“Reading and watching TV are too passive, you need to disengage yourself from worries with something relaxing and distracting before bed. Searching for things and using your hands is key. A jigsaw sounds simple, but if you’re searching for a piece of bird or boat, you can’t worry at the same time.


When you get into bed, close your eyes and imagine a calming, peaceful place of activity. Concentrate on how relaxed this makes you feel. Starting with your toes, tense all the muscles as tightly as you can, then completely relax. Work your way up from your feet to your head.

Drink a soothing tea

Pukka Night Time Tea combines sleep-inducing oat flower, soothing lavender, silky-sweet limeflower and valerian root to help you nod off easier. From R80 for 20 teabags.

Try our Beauty Editor’s top relaxation tip:

“My absolute favourite thing to do on a Sunday night is have an Epsom salts bath – it’s a great way to rid my body of the week’s toxins,” Tracey Kroukamp




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