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5 Steps to Better Sleep

You may be feeling tired but wired right now, and the desire to curl up under the duvet and catch those all-important ZZZ’s becomes more appealing by the minute. Yet, the reality of actually drifting off and staying asleep is often easier said than done. If that all sounds far too familiar and you’re craving a good night’s sleep, fear not and listen up – I'm  shedding light on my daily habits that make a soul-soothing difference.  So what are the 5 steps to better sleep?  1 - Repair your body by pulling tension out of your muscles with simple yoga stretches in the evening.  2 - Replenish your energy sustainably by doing easy breathing practices, and some mid-afternoon rest positions that...

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The Art of Fragrance Layering

Your guide to pairing home fragrance for an instant shift in mood You’ve probably heard of perfume layering when it comes to personal scent, but the same approach could bring a unique energy to your home too. Candle or incense, mist or diffuser, the merits of every home fragrance are different, making doubling up your mood-shifting shortcut. Here’s how to strike just the right balance…   Your guide to pairing home fragrance for an instant shift in mood   The beauty of fragrance layering in your home is that you can quickly change the feel of rooms to suit your mood by adding a new scent profile into the mix. Some scents can help awaken, whilst others help to soothe...

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My Calming Toolkit

At Yougi we are all about helping you stress less by giving you time and space to tune in. Emily, the Founder of Yougi here.  I wasn’t born calm. I’m naturally a bit of a worrier, candle burning at both ends kind of girl. It’s got me feeling very anxious and burn out a few times in my life. Even now I see it as something I have to manage daily and it seems I’m not alone. One thing I know is if you are not a naturally calm person, then you have to try and learn to create calm. I see this as my ‘calm toolkit’. My general wellbeing - good sleep, enough energy, and my mood all contribute...

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Evening Rituals to help Ease Anxiety

The rituals that you do in the evening not only set the tone for your sleep that night, but also give your mind a much-needed break so that you can tackle tomorrow with confidence. Look at what you do from the moment you close your laptop at the end of your work day. What are you doing that is feeding into a more positive evening? Whilst you can truly start an evening ritual whenever you feel it will serve you best, we’d recommend setting aside 30 minutes or more before bed to find calm and serenity after a busy day. Evening ritual to  help soothe anxiety  When you’re finished with your to-do list and your dinner plates are in the dishwasher,...

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Why we Love Chamomile Essential Oil

You might be more familiar with a soothing chamomile tea than its essential oil, but this delicate flower packs a powerful punch.   Chamomile essential oil Stumble across a chamomile flower and you could be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a regular daisy. Luckily, enterprising ancient Egyptians noticed its many qualities, passing their knowledge on to the Romans and beyond. Uses for the flower are said to have ranged from embalming to a hair treatment and as a room fragrance or incense by the Romans. Its triple-threat status as a healer of body, calmer of mind and beautifying balm has ensured its enduring appeal throughout the ages. There are a few varieties of this  little flower, but these...

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