Thursday is National Relaxation Day! We wanted to share
some tips on making this holiday count! If you need a few ideas on
how to relax (and quickly), keep reading for some ideas. These may
just come in handy as the kids head back to school this month!
Ten easy ways to relax:
Have a cup of tea. This is easy and soothing, a perfect short
break from the day. It will relax you immediately.
Close your eyes and count backwards from ten. This short
breather gives you a needed break from your surroundings. It allows
you to have a quick distraction from the things that may overwhelm
Give yourself a massage by rubbing your foot over a golf ball.
This is a quick massage that will relax you and relieve your feet
after a long day!
Enjoy the sun. If the sun is out, take a quick few minutes to
just be in the sun. Sunlight is known to help keep depression at
bay and it's no wonder a few minutes will cheer you up.
Organize. Set aside five minutes to get organized. Whether it's
the corner of your desk or a stack of mail you have been
neglecting, give yourself a few minutes to take something off of
your to-do list.
Hang out with your pet. Whether it's a dog, cow, pig, bird or
cat, spending time with an animal is good for your mood. Spend an
extra couple of minutes enjoying time with your pet.
Do something nice. Pay for someone's coffee behind you or pass
your extra coupon to someone in the store. Putting some extra good
deeds towards your karma points will make you feel good.
Stretch. Whether you sit on the ground and stretch or do a
couple of yoga moves, it's good for your body and your mood to
stretch out every now and then. It will improve your flexibility
and make you feel better.
Snack smart. If you need a little pick-up, take a short break
from your day with a snack that is good for you. Grab a handfull of
blueberries or yogurt with honey. These snacks are good for you and
taking a break to get some extra energy will go a long way!
Make a list. If you are overwhelmed and need to relax, it might
be because there is a lot on your plate. If you make a list of
things you need to do or buy or even plan meals ahead of time, you
might find you are a lot less stressed.
Any other ideas on how to relax? Share your ideas in the