Every evening when I get home from work, after the stresses of the day, I have a ritual. I take off my shoes, light up a scented candle, sit down in my favourite chair and then breathe in deeply. It’s that moment, as I take that healing breath that I feel I can finally switch off from the day, quieten all the thoughts that have been running through my head and just be present in the moment.
When you take a moment like this in the glow of a flickering flame, something quite amazing happens. By taking in the soothing scent of a nature-infused candle, you can begin to simply enjoy the moment. I find that lighting a scented candle and focusing on it’s gentle fragrance in this way is one of the most powerful ways for me to slow down and transition into a more connected evening.
How do you draw the line between your day’s work and your evening? Most people rush in the door without taking the time to mark the changeover from day to evening, yet you may well find that by making this simple change in your life, the impact can be massive.
Why not give it a go?