In our lives today, we often find ourselves so busy taking care of the home, the children, our businesses, our social life, our children’s social life, our bills and just life in general that we often forget to take care of ourselves.
With us wearing so many hats in life, we often find ourselves stressed and worn out. But there are remedies for this. For me personally, I find that by making myself indulge in at least one of the following during my week, I am much happier and a lot less stressed. I find myself enjoying this “My Time” but I also sometimes try to get my family involved so that we all can lead a more stress free life.
1.) Try to live Simply
2.) Take a nice long scenic walk, perhaps the beach or the lake. (Even invite a friend)
3.) Put on your favourite music, turn it up loud and dance
4.) Light up your electric simmering (aroma) pot with a softly scented aroma. This allows your senses to relax, thus allowing you to relax. Then curl up on the sofa with a good book
5.) Sink into your tub for a long, luxurious soak at the end of the day. Light a few nicely scented candles, turn off the lights and let the glow and scent of the candle relax your mind, body and soul.
6.) Splurge just a little and go in for a professional massage at your local day spa
7.) Go have a manicure and pedicure done. (And I truly suggest the Spa Pedicure – ohh la la!)
8.) How about your favourite movie? You know the one that just made you laugh, cry and smile.
9.) Another great idea is your local Coffee Stop. This is especially nice if it has a book store inside. Grab a cup of coffee or cappuccino and a magazine and just relax with the latest Hollywood gossip or a wonderful romance book
10.) Got a best or very dear friend you haven’t talked to in a while? Pick up the phone and call her and reconnect.
11) The number one Stress Reliever: Take a Vacation!!!