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:
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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