Looking after ourselves can easily fall to the bottom of the to do list after a busy week or when we have multiple other priorities including work, family and more. However, research shows that spending as little as fifteen minutes a day doing something you love or that relaxes you can significantly reduce your overall stress levels.
Here are five of our favourite quick and easy ways to invest in a little self care today:
1. Take a bath
You don't need to lay in the bath for hours or light candles or attempt to balance a book for baths to be restorative. Instead why not spend just 15 minutes relaxing in the water without your phone and letting your mind relax from the day.
2. Read a book
A whole book - great! But even just a chapter or a few pages to allow your brain to switch off and escape. Ideally we recommend reading a physical book rather than from a screen to give your eyes a bit of a break too - especially if you spend lots of the day in front of a computer.
3. Write a list of everything you're grateful for
Gratitude diaries and journals are growing in popularity and that's because reflecting on what we're grateful for is proven to have benefits for your mental health. The list doesn't have to be long or philosophical - a cup of tea in bed in the morning is always top of our list!
4. Go for a walk
Change your scene and get some fresh air. A brisk 15 minute walk is great for getting oxygen pumping around your body and helping you to feel refreshed. If you can, try to go phone free.
5. Get an early night
It can be tempting after a long week or busy days to reclaim evenings in front of the tv or with a drink. But sometimes, getting an early one can be the best thing for you. They say an hour of sleep before midnight is worth two afterwards - so go on and indulge!
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at email@example.com - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.