Some people swear by aerobic exercise and others like myself want to cuddle up, keep warm and cocoon.
Having gone through many stressful patches in my life I feel that I can offer some advice...
well maybe not advice, just what has worked for me personally.
A wise woman told me that she turns off the TV, lights a scented candle and goes to bed early after a warm soak in the tub, with a mug of tea, a chocolate bar and a stack of magazines!
Doesn't this sound delicious?
I find a soak in the tub so restorative.
There is something so soothing about lying in the hot water eyes closed with negative thoughts floating away
as the scent and softness of bath salts work their magic.
I have a recipe that I love to make that I want to share with you...
because I believe that women need to stick together in times of trouble.
(and in times of peace, let's be honest we need to embrace our friendships and support each other in this world)
Behold the salts!
White fluffy towels are a luxe staple here in The Humble Bungalow.
My "soaker tub" a deep claw foot that I can recline in...
I love geranium, clary sage, neroli and rose blended together.
It is Bliss in a jar!
I do not own a bed jacket like my Mother had when I was growing up...
(her's was quilted pink satin and I thought it was so elegant)
so this striped terry top works well
it keeps me warm while I sit up in bed perusing the magazines and sipping my tea...
which at night is decaf and you'll have to trust me there are no chocolates in sight!
While I do love a good quality chocolate I much prefer potatoes!
It must be my Irish background...
seriously if I need comfort food I make potatoes.
In a heavy pan like my Le Crueuset
saute in a wee bit of butter
sliced onions, a few pieces of leftover carrots and potatoes quartered.
Cook over medium heat until hot.
Season with a fresh grating of pepper and a tiny bit of salt.
I am not under any particular stress at the moment
I am aware that there are quite a few bloggers out there
who are currently "under the weather" for various reasons.
If you have a few moments please share with us how you handle times of stress...
what do you do?
Have a fabulous weekend!