International Women’s Day: An Interview with Mayfairsilk Co-Founder Darshana Ubl
What does being a female founder mean to you?
What has been your proudest moment since founding Mayfairsilk?
What top tips could you recommend for managing a healthy work life balance?
A 6-Step Wind Down Routine to Better Sleep
1. Signalling your body
Letting your body know it's time to go to bed. For me this starts with the sound of the kettle boiling and making myself and a nice cup of Pukka Night Time Tea (with lavender, camomile & other sleep inducing herbs). At this point I plug in my phone for a charge, outside of the bedroom (which I've not been next to for a few hours as I like having gadget-free evenings as far as I can).
2. Sound Therapy
Before entering my bedroom, I press play on my sleep playlist that has some soft tunes that helps induce sleep. I love music and strongly believe it has the power to transform our mood.
3. Scent Therapy
Next, I light a candle that has lavender as a part of it next to my bedside table - it adds a bit of sleep time fairy dust into the room. Occasionally I'll use an aromatherapy balm or spray.
I then wash my face, brush my teeth, occasionally I'll follow a skin care routine (I'm a bit of a tom-boy when it comes to that and therefore only occasionally). But after washing my face I spritz my skin with natural rose water.
5. Slide into Silk
Step back into the bedroom, slide into my gorgeous silk sheets. This is the time I cherish and look forward to every night. I just love the feeling of being cocooned in Mayfairsilk and knowing that tens of thousands of people are experiencing this level of comfort each night. I then switch off the music and inhale deeply the scent of the candle before blowing it off (at which point if you notice, the candle gives our the most scent). I ensure I have my silk sleep mask handy, either on my face or slid up over my forehead to slip on when necessary, (the smallest amount of light can disturb my sleep - even if it's a tiny light on a gadget).
6. Mind and Heart
As a business owner the amount of 'To-Do's' are relentless and there is always more that needs to be done. The list is long and the glass can be half empty. But a good night's sleep ensures you have the band width to deal with things the next day. So bearing that in mind, I consciously switch off the brain and focus on the glass half full. If the brain prompts an action, I scribble it on the notepad I keep on my bedside table. Then as my head lays down on the silk pillowcase, I make it a point to think of all the wonderful things that happened in the day, thank the people in my life and my body for keeping me in good health.