All things considered, the modern era is a remarkably comfortable, calm and peaceful time to be alive when compared with the Middle Ages (Bubonic Plague anyone?) or the Victorian period (most famous for corsets and consumption). So why is it that so many of us feel stressed out and overwhelmed by our everyday lives?
Part of the reason is our constant connection to the internet. Our smartphones and laptops might make banking, shopping and dating a doddle, but they also allows us to obsess over social media, question our self-image, and receive constant, terrifying glimpses into global politics.
Of course, learning how to switch off, relax and unwind after a stress-filled day is not just about turning off our devices – it’s about tapping into what makes us feel happy, safe and comfortable. If you’ve had a nightmare of a day and you’re wondering how to relax your mind and body, read on for some easy self-care and stress-relief tips.