Making time for you can feel like an indulgence when you’re busy, rather than the investment it actually is. Here, we’ve put together some wellness ideas to help you recharge and live your best life – whether you have a few minutes to spare or a whole day to yourself.
Get outside for a walk, run or ride
Spending time in nature has a positive impact on your mental health. Take a tech break, boost your endorphins and increase your energy levels with a walk, run or ride.
In and around Hemel Hempstead, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to routes.
Meander through Gadebridge Park or follow the Grand Union Canal (left) to nearby Apsley.
And it’s only a short drive to get into the heart of the Chiltern Hills, a chalk escarpment and conservation area with a wealth of hiking and biking trails.
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that promotes relaxation and peace.
Practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your own energy to support healing.
You can find reiki in Hemel Hempstead at Beta Health in Marlowes, where their practitioner has studied and practiced reiki for over 20 years.
Do you have ten minutes to spare? Try meditation.
You can use an app such as Headspace to take you through a guided meditation, or simply sit and focus on your breath. Either way, you’ll have a pocket of time to quiet your mind and appreciate the calm.
Don’t be put off if your thoughts wander; patient practice makes perfect. Over time you’ll find it easier to blank your mind and focus on mindful breathing.
A spa day is a wonderful and luxurious treat for mind, body and soul.
Nutmeg Spa, nestled in Old Town Hemel, offers a range of traditional treatments and alternative therapies.
Destress with a facial using Elemental Herbology skincare products; relax with an Akwaterra massage with peaceful singing bowl sound therapy; or try chakra stone reflexology to soothe tired legs and feet.