5 Ways to Relax on National Relaxation Day + Giveaway

August 15, 2016

5 Ways to Relax on National Relaxation Day + Giveaway

Let's be honest. Most of us these days are far too connected. Even when we "take a break" we're posting photos to Instagram and sharing stories on Snapchat. We're bombarded with information and 2-dimensional screens. It's nice to have access to so much information at our fingertips, but too much of it can be a little overwhelming.

It's not good for the soul, or our health, to be so busy. We need some relaxation, some real downtime, away from the constant connection to the modern world. We need space for physical reality—three-dimensional life that we can touch and smell and taste, not only see and hear. 

True wellness requires times of quiet for refreshing the mind and the spirit, and not only when we're asleep.

To do this we have to unplug with intention. This National Relaxation Day (8/15) choose to set aside some time when there will be no television, no radio, no Internet via smartphone or tablet or laptop, and no interruptions either by phone or in person. 

Simply sit and enjoy the quietude for half an hour listening to the sounds around you. If you’re just too much of a multi-tasker to imagine that, at least do something to luxuriate and pamper yourself at the same time.

Here are 5 ways to relax in as little as 10-15 minutes that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed:

  1. Soothe your soles with a mint green tea foot soak
  2. Turn your teatime into a calming ritual
  3. Renew your skin with a matcha face mask
  4. Relieve stress and get into the creative flow with adult coloring books
  5. Create your own scent therapy using your favorite scented flower, candle or spice. Close your eyes and practice deep breathing for a few minutes, while you embrace the aromas.

Most importantly, allow yourself time for relaxation and self-care without the guilt. If not for yourself, do it for those who rely on you to be well and healthy such as your family, co-workers and even your pets. 

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Want even more self-care ideas? Check out 20 Ways to Relax Without Spending a Dime!

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