When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?

Let me think … haha, I actually took time to get a pedicure. I am a beauty therapist by trade, so even doing that, I find it hard to relax. I normally do them at home, and sure sometimes I am still answering emails when I have one at a salon, but I am learning to relax and try and just take in me-time. It’s a work in progress.

What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?

I do love a DIY facial.  I burn one of my candles on a relaxed Sunday to get me in the zone – my favourite right now is bamboo and clove.  I just chill in the bathroom while Kelsey Lee is asleep and  give my face a 101 cleanse, scrub and hydrating mask. I will even leave the mask on for a few hours and walk around the house with it.

What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?

That’s the word being scheduled, having a schedule, being organised and prioritising it. Once your baby is asleep, I know you need to clean the house, do laundry, puree, cook dinner etc, I get it, it’s hard, but there has to be one afternoon that you can spare 10-15mins just for you. I still find it hard, but I just try, because if I don’t give back to my mind and body then how can I be the best person with a clear mind to give to my baby, husband and business.

Kyly Clarke is the CEO and founder of Lyfestyled By Kyly Clarke and Author of “True to You”. 

Her beautiful candles and diffusers can be purchased via www.lshomewares.com.au

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