Friday, November 6, 2015

What to do on Friday Evening

Switch off from a long week and wind down for the weekend, calm your mind and forget your worries. Start by kicking off your shoes and playing some soothing music.

Prepare to do some gentle stretching. Emotional stress builds up in different muscles, and stretching will help to release the tension. Warm up for a few minutes by walking around the room, swinging and circling your arms.

Begin with an upper-body stretch, bend your knees slightly and bend forwards from the waist, linking your hands together and stretching them away in front of you. Hold for 10-30 seconds and breathe deeply.

Stretch your hamstrings by placing the heel of your right foot on the ground in front of you with your leg straight. Bend the left knee and lean forward slightly over the right leg. Hold for 10-30 seconds and repeat on the other leg.

Retreat to the bathroom, light a scented candle, try calming, refreshing orange, and run a warm bath. Add 2-3 drops of mandarin and 2-3 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oils to boost flagging spirits and ease feeling of exhaustion. Swirl the water thoroughly before you step in and close the door to retain the aromas.

After a 20-minute soak, apply a sensual treat such as dry body oil, which can be sprayed all over to leave a light, fresh scent. Make a soothing herbal tea, chamomile will help you unwind.