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Top tips for relaxing at home

Now, more than ever, it is important to stay mindful and look after our bodies and minds.

With current guidance advising us to stay at home, now is the time to spend some time relaxing (where possible) in the comfort of our homes.

We’ve gathered some of the best ways that you can relax, be mindful, and look after yourself.

Guided Relaxation and Mindfulness

Sometimes, with our fast-paced and busy lives, it can be hard to really switch off and relax. Guided relaxation can help you do just that and calm your mind.

Follow Urban Wellness Hub, based nearby in Bridge of Don, for some advice and live guided relaxations every Wednesday. Their team regularly share tips for mindfulness and ways to put your body and mind at ease.

Nourish your body

Cooking can be relaxing for many people, and it is incredibly important to have a balanced diet to support your mental and physical wellbeing.

Local businesses including HS Milne Family Butcher, North East Food Hub, Katy’s Eggs and The Bread Guy all provide fresh local produce to cook with, with many delivering to your doorstep.

For the days where you need a bit of help, follow Foodstory for some nourishing takeaway meal options or get some inspiration from The Kilted Chef with his weekly cook-a-longs.  

Get out in the fresh air

Fresh air is a great way to relax your mind and get a fresh perspective. If you can, make sure you get out into the fresh air for some exercise, whether it is for a walk or jog at Scotstown Moor, a walk around the community, or some exercise in your garden.

Be sure to check out the many online fitness classes available to do in your home, including live classes from Sport Aberdeen.

Take up a hobby

Lots of people have taken up new hobbies during lockdown, as this can help keep our minds active and help us switch off.

As we reach summer, now is the perfect time to get green-fingered and give your garden some TLC. Parkhill Garden Centre has everything you need for your garden, with delivery options available.

Reading is a great way to unwind, and often forgotten about during busy times. Support local businesses when ordering your books and take a look at booksellers like Books and Beans.

Relax your mind and body with some yoga – with classes also available online from the Urban Wellness Hub.