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In today’s culture it’s surprisingly hard to relax. It’s hard to get a good balance of you-time when you sleep through a 1/3 of your day, work through another and the rest of the time is spent keeping everything else in order and preparing for the days ahead. You’re weekend seems to be over before you can blink!
Try reserve a bit of time out of your week to focus on you! Spend a day feeling like royalty, being waited on hand and foot by others or enjoy solitude. There are lots of ways for you to spend your much needed you-time.
You may think we’re twisting your arm with this one, but proper breathing techniques has been adopted as a form of meditation by many and has proven very effective as a form of relaxation. Spending some time focusing on your inhaling and exhaling can really help the oxygen flow through your body and give you that restorative kick needed to get rid of all that tension!
The outdoors holds unlimited possibilities for ways to relax. Find a nice tranquil spot and allow it to stimulate your senses with new and interesting sights, sounds and smells; and if that isn’t really your cup of tea why not spend some time at a lake or reservoir and skim stones across the water?
Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to a little indulgence. Society, now more than ever, is very health conscious and many of us make sure to eat a properly balanced diet while limiting our intake of those “I shouldn’t, but it tastes so good” treats! On occasion, a trip to a nice restaurant for a delicious meal or maybe a spot of afternoon tea is just what you need.
There's nothing relaxing about living in a mess! Cleaning to most of us is a huge chore and might be defined as the complete opposite of relaxing. But let’s focus more on the aftermath: The feeling of gratification that comes with checking a task of your to-do list is already reward enough, but there’s something incredibly relaxing about lying down in a clean, fresh room.
Go to a spa
What could be more relaxing than a spa? With professionals trained in helping you relax and getting rid of the signs and symptoms of stress, there’s no way better to rid yourselves of life’s burdens. And with most spa’s now equipped with pools, saunas and gyms you can make a day of it and enjoy your own little spa break!
Listen to Music.
With iPods and smart phones, most of us listen to music while on the move. But it really doesn’t compare to playing some of your all-time favourites in the comfort (and privacy) of your own home and dancing along like you were 14 again! You’d be amazed just how care-free you felt after loosening up to the best hits of your time.
Socialise with friends
Going out with friends to catch up and rant is always comforting. When something is getting on your nerves, no one understands like your friends and getting it off your chest can be a huge relief. Some time with your closest group of friends can be just what the doctor ordered to rid yourself of life’s troubles.
Read a Book
Reading a book to relax may be a cliché – but for good reason. Wither you’ve delved into some classic Jane Austin or are reading the latest Crime Thriller by your favourite author, reading gives you a fantastic opportunity to literally jump into someone else’s world. The words on the page can captivate you so intensely that, before you know it, you’ll have forgotten whatever it was that had you all stressed in the first place!