You’ve had a fabulous weekend filled with rest and relaxation, but now the Sunday night blues have set in.
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.
Do a jigsaw
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
According to TheTeaTalk.com, camomile tea is packed with benefits.
Not only does it help you get a good night’s sleep, but it also helps to ease anxiety. Try Biedouw Valley Camomile and Rooibos tea, R29,95 from Dis-Chem.
Have a relaxing bath
Our absolute favourite thing to do on a Sunday night is have an Epsom salts bath – it’s a great way to rid your body of the weekend’s toxins.
You can also invigorate your skin with one of our decadent homemade body scrubs. You’ll be able recreate a luxury spa exfoliation experience in the comfort of your own home.
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!