I’m terrible at relaxing. I almost never “switch off” and I function at quite a high level most of the time; numerous projects going on in my head, multi-tasking different jobs and constantly planning my time. If I’m not working then I’m partying or out seeing friends – and if I’m not doing that, I’m asleep.
Friends have told me repeatedly I need to find some sort of relaxing activity to unwind with, and just a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Ocean Loans to see if I wanted t o take arelaxing day off. My initial thought was “No, I don’t do relaxing”, before immediately seeing the offer as perhaps the perfect experience I needed to properly learn to de-stress!
I packed my bags and set off to beautiful Wotton House in Dorking for a night. Wotton House boasts a fitness centre, steam room, sauna and restaurant as well as the beautiful grounds in these photos. I had great fun exploring the gardens alongside the occasional pheasant (bonus points if you spotted one in the pictures above!). I think the only downside was the limited veggie/vegan choices – other than that it was a wonderful stay.
In fact, between the super-comfy bed, the ambient atmosphere and the fact that I left my phone turned off in my room for the whole two days, I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt more relaxed. Thank you very much Ocean! I’ve been inspired to make “taking a break” a bit more of a regular occurrence in my life… so watch this space, and let me know your mini-break tips!
Shirt – £2.99, vintage. Coat – £9.99, Topshop via charity shop. Skirt – £29.99, Miss Patina.
This post was in partnership with Ocean Loans but all views are my own – if you’d like to take a similar break or start budgeting for a longer holiday then check them out!