Amanda Holden talks relaxation and wellbeing

Recently we caught up with our Brand Ambassador, Amanda Holden, who continues to be a positive influence on and off our screens. Helping to raise vital funds for NHS Charities Together, working on multiple projects at once and making everyone smile whenever she’s at the QVC studios, she’s certainly no stranger to being busy! So just how does she relax when she gets a rare moment of down time?

Let’s find out…

When you get a moment to yourself Amanda, how do you like to wind down?

The easiest way I relax when I have no time with the family, which is hardly ever to be honest, is by booking in a massage or facial! I’ve also been known to have a glass of red in the bath with the bathroom door locked! In the past few months I’ve been running every day and I’ve found this is an ideal way to clear my head and have a small amount of time on my own.

Do you have a favourite spot to relax in at home?

We have a beautiful, very comfy, navy velvet sofa at home and this is my favourite spot to relax! We’ve recently completed decorating our lounge which is now all panelled with very dark blues and greens. It makes it all feel very cosy and snug! Even during the hot summer days we’ve experienced recently, I’ve enjoyed the cool dark tones of this room.

What kind of things have you being doing to stay positive in recent months?

I understand that this time has been a different experience for everyone, but I have tried to relish in the extra time I’ve had to spend with my girls and husband. I work often, and so much of it is away from home, so I’ve really enjoyed being around, cooking from scratch, having the time to do things like cleaning out cupboards and organising stuff! We’ve also redone our garden and it’s starting to look wonderful. A staycation is definitely more appealing now! I’ve stayed positive by thinking of all the good stuff, like us being together and enjoying good health.

What nourishing products are you loving right now?

Not being able to get a facial at the minute, I’ve been using the Gold Collagen Face Masks from LAB at home. They’re so hydrating, and my skin feels smooth and plump after use.

Do you have any top self-care and wellbeing tips?

My top tips for wellbeing and looking after myself is never to deny myself anything! I’m not a fan of faddy diets or cutting things out that I enjoy, but moderation is key! And obviously exercise if you can manage it. I think this is important for mental wellbeing as well. Spending more time at home recently, I have enjoyed rosé, eating in the garden, making cakes and allowing myself a few extra calories as a special treat! Factoring in a daily run has made that all guilt-free in my mind.

Thanks for the great tips Amanda!