When the going gets tough, we chill ourselves out . . .
Life can get pretty full on sometimes, and when it does, it’s important that we know how to deal with it. We’ve all got a bunch of different things that we have to manage, like study, work and our personal lives. When these pressures are being thrown our way, relaxation is a really effective tool for looking after our health, both physical and mental. All it really takes is a little bit of time each day to put our feet up and we’ll be benefiting our wellbeing in more ways than one.
- We’ll keep our stress levels in check
- We’ll sleep better
- Our mood will improve
- Our memory will improve and we’ll find it easier to concentrate
- We’ll be reducing our chance of physical illness in the long run
A few quick ways to help us feel like we have just stepped out of a luxury spa . . .
- Tap a pressure point. Using your thumb, apply pressure to the spot where your wrist and palm form a crease right in line with the base of the pinkie. Hold or gently massage for two minutes.
- Take an Epsom-salt bath. The known magnesium sulfate in the salts works as a subtle muscle relaxer. (usually available at drugstores)
- Sip (and sniff) tea. Chamomile, passionflower, valerian root, and Siberian ginseng.
- Mist your face. A cucumber-scented spray can reduce anxiety and hydrate skin. Or any Rose water spray will do the job. A total refresh feeling. I love both Rose mist and Cucumber Ginseng facial mist.
- Lightly spritz on some favorite Rose parfum scent on the wrist. My favourite one is Dolce Rosa Excelsa by Dolce Gabbana.
- Strike a pose. Lie and relax on your back with your derrière (bootay) against a wall and your legs straight up. Rest your arms out to the sides and breathe slowly for one minute or take 15 if you can. For an added effect, put on your favourite tunes and close yours eyes . . . let it take you away.
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”
― Ray Bradbury
Bonjour Weekend . . . Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend! 🙂