Why is it that when the lights go out, our worries can often take over? We all go through times in our life when we’re feeling a little anxious. Whether it’s about something specific or just an underlying feeling of unease that is stressing us out. Either way, feeling anxious messes with our sleep patterns

Try these tips to shoo worries away after dark and help you go to sleep feeling positive…

Mood-lifting aromatherapy – Building positive moments in to every day help you stay upbeat and positive. Our GLOW blend of essential oils is good for just that reason – it is designed to help shoo away worries and encourage a positive mental attitude, so you go to bed smiling. A finely balanced blend of four essential oils: Orange, Geranium, Myrrh & Litsea, it works to banish the blues and help you manage anxiety

Try Mindfulness – It’s all too tempting to keep focusing on everything you are doing and forget to check in with how you are feeling. Mindfulness is all about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens and can be part of a meditation or just a moment spent alone at bedtime

Power of Touch - Our sense of touch is powerful and therapeutic. As well as helping to keep us safe as we interact with the world around, touch has a direct impact on our well-being, helping us feel safe, loved and in tune with our surroundings. Take a pause before bed for a DIY hand massage with our LOVE Night Cream for Hands. Follow our simple steps here

Be Grateful - Before you go to bed, write down three things for which you feel grateful. Getting into the habit of being regularly grateful can make you feel happier, lower your blood pressure, improve your sleep, and rewire your brain to develop a grateful mindset. That’s because gratitude opens your perspective, allowing you to appreciate the positive instead of focusing on your worries. Capture it all in a Gratitude Journal to help you reflect on how far you have come

Phone a friend – Sometimes the only thing to do is talk it out. When anxiety starts to feel overwhelming it’s time to each out and tell someone. Whether that’s a trusted friend or one of the amazing people manning the professional phone lines, please do remember the old saying about a problem shared. (Call 116 123 for the Samaritans 24hr helpline)