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10th Sep 2021

9 tips to improve wellbeing that really work, from ishga Skincare

9 tips to improve wellbeing that really work, from ishga Skincare

ishga Skincare is delighted to be a GGC biz member. As part of this, we hope to share a little Hebridean bliss across Glasgow and beyond! We would like to help you put your wellbeing first, as we firmly believe that there is no better investment than time spent doing what makes you happy. So, let’s focus on you.

As our lifestyles begin to change once again and the world ‘re-opens’, it’s important to keep your own needs at heart and learn that you don’t need to rush back into everything at once. Learning to say no when you need to and taking time out for yourself is vital to keep your own health and wellbeing on top.

We’ve put together some tips to help manage stress and maintain wellbeing of the body and mind. And, if you fancy treating yourself to our organic seaweed skincare, GGC members get an exclusive 20% off online at Simply view the GGC offers page or app to find out more.

1. Adopt a Positive Mindset

This is easier said than done, but by getting in control of your thoughts, you’ll able to navigate challenging situations in your life and deal with them more easily. Practice seeing the world through a more positive lens, and try to see opportunities for growth rather than expecting the worst. It’ll really help. One way we like to practice this is through gratitude notes – write down three things from that day each evening that you are thankful for (or even just make a mental note).

2. Don’t Be a Slave to Tech

The technology in our lives is a constant juggle! It entertains us, keeps us in touch with the people we love, and it’s an invaluable timesaver. However, the flip side is that it has sped up our lives and placed demands on us that are sometimes impossible to manage. Try to have some tech-free time every day, and don’t feel pressured into reacting to every little thing instantly. That snapchat can wait!

3. Eat for Wellbeing

Do you find yourself comfort eating when you’re stressed, or not able to eat when you’re anxious? Food is one of the ways that we self-soothe when we’re not feeling great. However, it’s important to remember that the right food is vital to our health and wellbeing. You don’t need to be perfect all the time, but try to be conscious of what you eat, and how it makes you feel. Remember to treat yourself too!

 4. Get a good night’s sleep

Waking up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep is a great feeling. Unfortunately, sleep is often the first thing to suffer when we’re stressed. Try turning tech off earlier in the evening and develop a bedtime routine that works for you. You could take a bath with some essential oils, put a few drops on your pillow, try some of the great apps for sleep, or be traditional and read a good book. One way we love to wind down is spritzing our Uplifting Body Spray across our bodies and bedding. It contains essential oils and our beautiful signature ishga scent of lemongrass, rose geranium, red mandarin, bergamot and sandalwood to soothe the body and mind. Remember, GGC members get 20% off all ishga products online.

5. Get Moving to Combat Stress

There’s a saying, ‘motion drives emotion’, and it really is true. Vigorous exercise helps many people improve their mental health as it releases lots of ‘feel good’ endorphins in the brain. However, just getting out in nature for regular walks, or doing something that you really enjoy – like gardening – can have a wonderfully soothing effect too.

 6. Learn to Say No

 Do you find it hard to say no to people? It’s natural to care about others and want to help them, but we need to recognise that we need to look after ourselves too. After all, if we’re overloaded, we’ll be no use to those who need us. It’s ok to say no sometimes, it’s all about how you say it, and kindly explaining that you need some time for yourself as well.

 7. Master Your Time

Lists work! It’s important to become more efficient at managing your time, and making a plan is the first and most important step. Make sure you prioritise the important things and you’ll naturally figure the best way to get through your workload. Practice makes perfect, and you’ll find you get better and better.

8. Practice Deep Breathing

You could go weeks without eating, days without drinking (please don’t!), but only minutes at most without breathing. Deep breathing is a way to make sure your body is getting enough oxygen, and get it into a more comfortable state. So, when you feel stressed, find a place where you can take some big, deep breaths, and if you’re outside in nature that’s even better.

 9. Stay Hydrated

Our bodies need water to stay energised and healthy. It regulates our temperature and our metabolism, keeps our joints lubricated, prevents infections, delivers nutrients to cells and keeps our organs working properly. It’ll improve your sleep, cognition and mood, and will stop you getting headaches too. Not to mention, it does wonders for the skin. So, drink up!

We hope some of our tips have helped as a reminder not to let stress get out of control and rule your life. Don’t forget, regular massage is great way to manage it too, so why not book a nourishing and spiritually uplifting ishga massage at one of our many lovely spa partner destinations? Or bring the spa to your home with some of our gorgeous, natural skincare. Whatever you do, simply take the time you need to look after yourself.

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