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Caring Candlemas

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

We just wanted to take a few moments to ask how you are?

Wellbeing is at the heart of Langtree's ethics as we strongly believe that everyone should take time for self care. The winter months, with their shorter daylight hours can be lonely for some, new year tends to be a time for reflection which can be hard and we often find it hard to muster the energy to motivate ourselves.

1: Be kind to yourself⁠

Many people set unrealistic New Year resolutions and then feel a sense of deflation and failure when they can’t keep them. Remember to slow down and make some time for yourself. This could be taking a walk in the woods, potting up some cyclamen in the garden or losing yourself in a book. ⁠

One of my favourite ways to be present and relax, is to enjoy a candle lit bath. Check out seasonally scented ethical candles and soap sets here.

⁠Get enough sleep Are you finding it hard to get to sleep? Poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health and lead to you feeling irritable, anxious and worried. ⁠

- Stick to a routine. Aim for 8 hours sleep and be consistent with the same hours of sleep each night. ⁠

- If you struggle to get to sleep or awake during the night it's often best to get out of bed and do something rather than toss and turn for hours worrying about the hours of sleep you are losing. ⁠

- Create a comfortable environment for sleep. Remove any distractions. Ideally a bedroom should be devoid of busy patterns in the decor and be clutter free. It should be dark, quiet and cool. ⁠

- Be mindful of what you eat. Try not to go to bed feeling over full or hungry. Obviously avoid stimulants from mid/late afternoon such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. ⁠