Real Life Wellness – By Nicky Bragg

Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet, no one really knows how to do it!

As a busy mum, business woman, wife, friend and daughter I know that life can easily become as confusing and as overwhelming as an elasticated expanse of white cotton fabric.

We frequently hear how we should prioritise wellness and take time for ourselves and I’m sure I’m not alone in craving some sun on my face and a good book. However, selfcare doesn’t need to be equal to three weeks in the Maldives, it can be practiced every day – yes –  even when we’re super busy.

A beautiful smelling shower gel, an uplifting aromatherapy roller, a walk, 10 mins of yoga, a really good cuppa and a square (or three) of chocolate, will all tick that box.

Pretty packaging and unique products make us value things in higher regard somehow. It’s all about how things feel and how you place value on an experience.

As a newbie to retail, both online and in my little shop in Frome, I have witnessed that we show others we truly care by buying the most thoughtful gifts. But, when was the last time you spoiled yourself?

I am actively making sure that 2019 is the year that I ensure, once a week I do something, or buy something just for me. It’s actually easier than I thought.

So, I guess my advice is; stop thinking ‘bigger picture’ and thinking ‘wellness’… it’s just as intimidating as that bed sheet!

Simply think small and #treatyourselfwell.

Nicky Bragg is founder of Fromie Gifts and champions independent makers and suppliers from Frome.

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