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 Alice Liveing 2019

Make Your Home A Sanctuary

Our health and fitness ambassador Alice Liveing doesn’t just know all things sport, she’s also a big believer in mindfulness, and taking time out of a busy schedule to make time for yourself. During our recent workout shoot, we caught up with Alice to ask her for some top tips on creating a sanctuary within our own home, so that learning to unwind can be that little bit easier.

Alice Liveing X Primark Home

So here’s to 2019 and taking more time for ourselves, putting our phones down at the end of the day, and starting the morning off with a gentle stretch, rather than a screeching alarm. Read on for Alice’s words of wisdom, and be good to yourself this new year.

Home is a sanctuary at Primark
Alice Liveing for Primark

Start the day with a stretch workout

 

If you’re not a morning person, wake yourself up a little with a morning stretch. These can be done anywhere, anytime and all you need is a yoga mat. Put on some calming music, and energise yourself for the day ahead.

Add colour through accessories

 

Colours can change your mood and I’m a huge fan of having lots of cushions on my sofa and bed to add pops of colour to my home. Even though it drives my boyfriend mad!

Alice Liveing X Primark Home
Alice Liveing X Primark Home

Stock up on faux plants

 

One way I like to make my home a sanctuary, is by using faux plants. It’s so nice to bring a bit of nature indoors, and they’re way easier to look after than real plants.

Surround yourself with scented candles

 

I absolutely love candles as well, and every time I walk through my front door I have to light one. It makes for a very calming environment, and really helps me to switch off.

Alice Liveing X Primark Home
Alice Liveing X Primark Home

Storage is key

 

A tidy space equals a tidy mind, and I’m a huge fan of having loads of storage everywhere. This means everything has a place and everything stays really organised, so I don’t feel stressed when I come through the door and everything’s a mess.

Face mask and chill

 

Another part of my self-care routine is when I remove my make-up in the evening. I always come in, put on a comfy jumper and go for a double cleanse to make sure I get everything off my face. If I really want to treat myself, I put on a mask that I leave on for a couple of minutes to really unwind.

Alice Liveing X Primark Home
Alice Liveing X Primark Home

Switch the world off and relax

 

When I want to relax, one of my favourite things to do is make myself a peppermint tea, curl up on a chair, listen to a podcast and just switch off for 10 minutes.

Cut down on screen time

 

After being on my phone all day it’s so important to have some time away from my screen, so I just have 10 minutes of doing nothing so that I can completely relax.

If you’re looking for further inspiration from Alice herself and would like to hear the full interview, then press play below and watch as Alice takes you through those morning stretches she mentioned earlier while showing off her fave products too. Enjoy!

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Jayne Bibby

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 Alice Liveing 2019

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