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How to look after yourself over the Christmas period

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Much as we love it, the Christmas holiday can prove to be a pretty stressful time, so anything we can do to look after our physical and mental well-being and bring a little calm into our lives can help to take the pressure off.

For a veritable cornucopia of health-promoting ideas, you’ve come to the right place. At The Healthy House you’ll find a carefully selected range of wellbeing products for everyday living. Here you’re sure to find so many ways to enhance your mood, helping you relax and feel uplifted. (And need we add that every one of our mindful products would make a welcome gift for family and friends.)  

Go on – just relax.

If you find things getting too hectic, make a little effort to find some quiet time for yourself to read a good book or listen to calming music. This is where the Adore Essential Oil Aroma Electric Diffuser can make a soothing difference to your mood.

The Adore Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser delivers a fine mist of natural aroma to the air. Using only natural materials, the diffuser is crafted from glass and wood and gives off a gentle glow of colour-changing light and relaxing sounds to create a peaceful, soothing environment. It comes with a convenient remote to control functions from a distance. Runtime up to 6 hours continuous or 12 hours intermittent.

Enjoy a leisurely bath.

Our Himalayan Salt Gift Box has everything you need to instantly create a calming atmosphere. Simply light the Himalayan Salt candle holder to create a warm glow and relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom. Then breathe deeply of the many benefits of Himalayan Salt to boost your mood, sooth allergies and clean the air in your home.

Get a good night’s sleep.

Proper sleep is crucial for your mental wellbeing, but it’s important to prepare your body for sleep. Things like turning off your phone in the evening or meditating before heading to bed might help.

Something else that could prove beneficial is our Lavender & Mandarin pillow spray. Made with natural, high quality essential-oils, this organic pillow spray promotes sleep and encourages deep relaxation. Just before bed, spray a fine mist onto your pillow and bedding. Clear your thoughts, breathe in, and prepare to sleep deeply. Floral lavender and gentle citrus scents from mandarin oil combine to promote a sense of wellbeing and encourage undisturbed sleep.

A healthy diet is essential.

Eat a balanced and healthy diet. Easier said than done at the best of times, and practically impossible over the Christmas holiday. But you have to try, right? Cut down on sugary or fatty snacks, drinks, etc. Increase your fruit and veg intake. Try to resist the temptation of all that festive fare on offer is even more of a challenge during the dark winter months, particularly if we suffer the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Relief for the effects of S.A.D.

The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB from The Healthy House is a DAB radio that wakes you gradually with increasing natural light. It’s a signal for your body to ease production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase those that help you get up and go (e.g. cortisol). This increases energy and helps relieve S.A.D. The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe also improves sleeping and waking with sunrise and sunset functions and multiple wake up functions, making it ideal as a bedside lamp.

Exercise is always a good idea.

Exercising is one of the best ways to look after your physical health, and at the same time boost your mental health too. This last year has seen a huge increase in the number of exercise classes that you can follow in the comfort of your own home. With so much variety and choice out there, there’s something for everyone. On the other hand, a simply walk in the fresh air could be all it takes to enhance your wellbeing.

Take time out to chill.

After your walk, put your feet up and light one of our Vanilla Scented Langley Candles. These are handmade in the UK and produce a rich and spicy scent with a delicate hint of floral aroma that combine to recreate that well loved vanilla scent – lovely even when unlit, while able to fill a room when lit.

While you’re looking after yourself over Christmas, do remember to cut yourself some slack. If you can’t let your hair down and be a little self-indulgent at this time of year, when can you?

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