The last couple of weeks at work haven’t been the greatest, longer hours, stressful times and generally less time to relax and take a breather. And I find I go through various changes every time I face a stressful period in my life. When it comes to retail therapy I become slightly obsessed with certain objects.
Lately there have been a couple of things that I’ve been obsessing over, but I think primarily what has caught my attention are the products from Bath and Body Works. Maybe it’s the fact that every beauty guru and their dog are hauling from this store, or perhaps it’s the fact that BBW is unattainable in Australia. Whatever the case, this post is talking about my obsession with their candle range.
Given I live in Australia, I certainly can’t afford to be shipping candles that are close to 420 grams, so I’ve opted for the mini candles which were at a much more affording weight of 37 grams.
The candles I decided to order were Winter, Marshmallow Fireside, French Baguette, Leaves, Caribbean Escape, Apple Crumble, Pumpkin Caramel Latte and Frosted Cupcake. Mostly Fall / Autumn related scents (not surprising given the season in the northern hemisphere) but lovely none the less. My favourite is definitely Caribbean Escape, I’m just a sucker for anything fruity!
More importantly however, I find the act of burning a candle for a few hours every evening whilst I work away on the computer to be strangely soothing, and I think that’s the most important thing about all this strange hauling. Finding a way to seek moments of calm and relaxation during an otherwise stressful period (and will likely continue to be so in the coming months).
What do you guys do to relax during stressful times?