Time to TOTALLY relax! (At home Spa)

Hello everyone, how have you all been? As always leave me a comment down below and I’ll be sure to reply πŸ™‚ I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. 

So… I’d say over the last couple of days I’ve fallen down those mean and evil negative holes. Beating myself up, putting myself down, making myself feel guilty and that I need to try harder.. you know these nasties… 

“Surely you’re better now? It’s been 4 weeks” 

“Come in you’re only tired, others have it much worse and they have to go to work still” 

“When are you going back to work then? How long are you off for?”

“Maybe you need to push yourself through this and just try harder”

“People at work are getting annoyed with you now, it’s not fair on them”

“Just try harder and get better quickly, you need to both financially and physically, just do it”

Yep… Those thoughts.. let’s call them “little devils”. Even when writing them out for you all to read its like hearing them again… BUT NOT ANYMORE! 

I’m now trying to stop being so hard on myself and forcing myself to get better so quickly when all its been doing is I believe knocking me backwards slightly. Learning to relax more and just *chill* lol. 

Looking back at how far I’ve come and all the things I have achieved.. I may do a new Bullet Journal page about that so I can see in front of me all that I’ve achieved so far. 

I need to remember that I will get better with time and that time is a healer too.. not doing 20 step ups and 15 squats a day until I’m totally knackered (yes I was desperate to get better quickly and thought doing all these exercises every single day would help me get there)… 

So now I’m going to do more things for the Mind as well as the Body.. just looking after me, not thinking about others for a change! So that’s where we get onto the topic of creating an At Home Spa. 

My lovely mum and step dad came over to decorate the bathroom at the weekend and I’m just so happy with the result, it looks so much brighter and calmer in there now, so why not create an At Home Spa? 

Just a little disclaimer — everyone’s thoughts and ideas are different and these are just mine, I’m not saying you need to do it this way πŸ™‚

Here was the before and after photos of the bathroom πŸ™‚ 

Before

After

I am beyond grateful for the work my mum and step dad put into the bathroom.. this room is where I like to relax my mine and body lol (I know that sounds a bit corny lol) but before the amazing transformation I’d never feel totally relaxed after a bath, no matter how many candles I lit etc.. however now.. is a totally different story! 

The Paint we used was Dulux Bathroom Apple White the ” Chatsworth tall boy” cabinet was from The Range UK the other things I already had.. and the candles are actually battery powered from Amazon.. overall I just think it’s amazing and I’m so happy with it πŸ™‚

For me creating an “At Home Spa” is all about the environment and setting.. I like to have the main lights out and with candles (battery ones are fab). I also love bubbles and at the moment I use some of the radox bubble baths and I also use Epsom  Salts too which are super relaxing. 

I then like to have a little pamper session.. this usually involves washing my hair, face mask you know.. the works πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

Once I’m out of the bath (literally had THE best bath tonight) and I’m feeling much more relaxed, I then like to have a little treat.. on this occasion it was a delicious Vegan chocolate made by my mum (yes she is just amazing lol) some fruit and a nice cold drink.. tonight orange squash with orange slices. 

Then I just relax, put on a nice film (tonight was Mrs Doubtfire – a classic favourite) and just relax whilst my hair roughly dries — I find that I need to rest after I’ve had a bath and regain some energy so relaxing with a nice snack is perfect. 

Sometimes I write in my Bullet Journal and I love creating and seeing inspiring pages on Pinterest.. I’m working on a page at the moment about “Things I need to do more often” so I can look at it and choose to do at least one thing a day 😊 

And I also love painting my nails so I chose a colour from my selection and do this too, I find it very therapeutic lol. 

(Tonight it was this gorgeous purple colour from Barry M)

To completely relax me before bed, I put my phone into airplane mode and out of the way at about 8:30pm and make myself this delicious drink that the lovely Jen from Tripping Through Treacle got me into called “Golden Milk” she had a pic of it on Instagram and I was very interested so decided to give it a go:-

Almond milk, ginger & cinnamon (I use 1/4tsp), turmeric (1/2tsp), sweetner of some kind and a light dusting of pepper (to help the turmeric absorb) 

Then it’s lights out and time to settle down into sleep – the Golden Milk really helps me to drift off to sleep, it’s so relaxing AND an anti-inflammatory super drink 😊

And this is how I totally relax.. and I need to keep the “relaxing” up… No more beating myself up, no more obsessively pushing myself… Nope… Now it’s actually taking care of “ME” time! 

I’m sorry this post has been long, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the read and I hope you all have a wonderful week. 

Lots of Love

Hannah xx

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8 thoughts on “Time to TOTALLY relax! (At home Spa)

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    Loving the transformation! I found this quite encouraging too as it’s given me a little inspiration (and a kick up the bum) to do something like this for myself and take a little more time to relax with a nice soak, candles, the works. The golden milk, however, still doesn’t appeal to me but I guess you can’t dislike something until you’ve tried it…!
    When are you planning another “me” session at your at-home-spa? Hopefully you can schedule in a little more regular sessions as it’s so important to indulge a little and take time out for yourself πŸ™‚
    Caz x

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    • hannahelizasite says:

      Hey Caz, thank you for your comment 😊 ah yes definitely it’s really helped me to relax and calm down a bit more.. but I also know that it’s just not that easy lol.. but I totally think you should do that that, have a nice treat maybe get yourself a nice face mask or something (if you like that lol).. well I try to have little “me” sessions everyday whether that’s watching a nice film or having a nap during the day.. but another bath night will probs be wednesday night 😊.. yes I’m definitely realising that this recovery period is about relaxing and resting as well as remaining active etc. I hope you can schedule some “me” time too and if you do, you’ll have to let me know how it goes 😊 xx

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  2. Natalie | Surviving life's hurdles says:

    This is such a great idea, I might have to steal some of your pampering tips as this is one of my goals for the month but I haven’t managed to much about it yet. I used to love painting my nails but since becoming ill I sort of lost interest, time to get out some of those lovely colours I have I think! I also need to try that golden milk and take more epsom salt baths so thank you for the reminder. I’m glad you are getting a handle on your negative thoughts, I’ve been there and it’s so difficult to accept yourself and be kind to yourself with all that unhelpful noise in your head! Take care xx

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    • hannahelizasite says:

      Aw hey lovely 😊 yes I definitely think you should try the pamper night and have a nail painting sesh 😊 see how it makes you feel? I hope you’re doing okay though!? I’m still battling the fatigue, but learning to looking after myself and be kinder like you said is the hardest task.. but I’m getting there slowly 😊 xxx

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  3. trippingthroughtreacle says:

    Your pampering nights sound amazing! I haven’t done one in ages, by the time my children are in bed I just want to flop into bed myself! Your redone bathroom looks great and thank you so much for the mention about the turmeric milk πŸ™‚ it really is so relaxing, I love it. Continue to concentrate on making yourself feel better and fingers crossed the relapse will go quickly. Xxx

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