The Rituals with Lucy Williams
What is your die hard morning ritual?
A cup of tea followed by a walk with the dog. Sometimes it’s 2 hours, sometimes it’s 10 minutes depending on the schedule for the rest of the day, but I think getting outside first thing is really important. It’s not just the morning, but I always try and drink at least 2.5 litres of water through the day too.
How do you create moments of relaxation throughout the day?
I find I have to give myself rewards of relaxation throughout the day to keep me motivated! 20 minutes of Pilates, a break away from my laptop listening to a podcast with a snack…. Just little things I look forward to and keep the cortisol levels stable.
What is key to your evening wind-down? I’m sure a lot of sleep scientists will tell me off for this, but I can’t lie, watching a bit of TV is my wind down. If it’s got subtitles, it’s even better, because then I can’t be on my phone. Recently I devoured The Split and House of the Dragon.
I like lighting one of my Eym + Lucy Williams refillable candles, cooking supper and zoning out a bit in front of a good series. I’m fastidious about my evening skincare routine too and take magnesium before bed to help with sleep and muscle recovery. I also swear by a good pillow spray (I love Bamford's) and a silk eye mask.
If you had to pick one, what would be your desert island ritual and why?
Walking and Pilates. I couldn’t be without either and love to walk, especially when I’m travelling. There’s nothing more therapeutic to me than walking along the beach and I actually love doing it alone the most. Also tea. I would have to have tea on this desert island!