Here at Bliss we believe in the huge importance of creating an environment that helps your journey to wellness, which is why our Bliss Sanctuaries have been designed to help ladies fully relax and recuperate. During your stay at Bliss we know it’s easier to find time to take care of yourself and slip into relaxation, but when you head home the pressures of everyday life can get in the way of your wellness state of mind.
We believe it’s essential that all our homes should help us to radiate wellness, and this is our list of top tips to help make your home your soulful centre, where you can close the door, relax and unwind:
Create a ‘Wellness Space’
Find a spot in your home that you can turn into your own nook of relaxation. This space should be somewhere away from technology, where you can read or meditate in soothing natural light. Keep this space reserved solely for healing activities, where you can root your calm and be grounded in comfortable stillness.
Create Open Spaces
When an area is filled with large pieces of furniture, it becomes harder for the air to circulate around the room and can make us feel claustrophobic. Consider how you can use the rooms in your home to give you the space to move freely, and for the air to fully circulate. After crafting a gorgeous space for the air to circulate around make sure you regularly open the windows, letting in detoxifying fresh air.
Having regular contact with nature significantly reduces stress, anger, anxiety and fear. Bringing an appreciation of nature into the home is one of the best ways to create wellness. If you have a beautiful view through your windows, make sure you have a cosy seat nearby to enjoy it and soak up the natural light. Indoor plants are also essential to bring the energy of the natural world in and to help clean the air and boost your mood.
The trend of de-cluttering the home has grown in recent years, and for good reason. Having visual noise in our environments can foster unnecessary worries. De-cluttering can help to combat these worries, increasing our self-confidence as we settle into a newly clean and organised space. When decluttering, note which objects make you feel the most calm, happy and accomplished – and place them prominently, always allowing for positive energy to flow into your eyeline.
Create Cleansing Rituals
One thing our Bliss ladies always comment on at our sanctuaries is our healing flower baths, and how cleansed they leave the body. We always encourage our women to re-create a cleansing routine in their bathrooms when they return home and we suggest all women take the time regularly to have a long relaxing bath.
We recommend adding essential oils to your bath to create an extra-soothing experience. Lavender is known for its calming properties, whereas peppermint will reinvigorate your body. Other amazing scents include eucalyptus, which is an anti-inflammatory, lemon which is summery and stimulating and rose which will rehydrate the skin. To create a gorgeous petal bath at home pluck the petals from a fresh bouquet of beautiful roses and drop them into running warm water. The scent and healing properties of the petals will infuse, providing you with your own moment of Bliss at home.
We wanted to share our Bliss experience as far as it can go and so we created Bliss News. Even if you can’t go on a beautiful personalised Women’s Retreat right now, we hope you can take the time to add a bit more bliss to your life in whatever way you choose. Self love comes in all different shapes and sizes but the one thing it has in common is that it starts with you. We hope some of our ideas and laughs and wellness retreat additions are something you can incorporate into your everyday life... love Zoë xxx