Unwinding from time to time is as important for your body as it is for your mind; long-term stress can increase the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems. So embrace the day and check out these five favorite ways to kick off your shoes and get those bare feet up.
Create a Spa Sanctuary
If only we could just live in a spa … well, you can come close by following these simple steps for turning your own bathroom into a place for balance, refreshment, relaxation and renewal.
Make Time for What Matters Most
Vacation can be the ultimate stress-eraser. Learn how to come home but preserve that vacation feeling; reduce the daily overload of things to get done, find simplicity at home and work, and maintain the centered and peaceful feelings of vacation despite a busy life.
Slow Down: Banish Hyperthought
Whose mind isn’t racing, given the hyper pace of modern life and incoming information? Here is an exercise to slow down your mind and sanely process ideas, tasks and thoughts so you don’t simply react to things without being fully aware; to stop your mind from racing.
Take a Seaweed Soak
Make like a mermaid and soak in seaweed. Not only is this bath incredibly relaxing, its mineral qualities will leave you refreshed and nourished as well.
Pet your Cat
Recent studies have validated that hanging around a contented, purring cat can drop a humanís high blood pressure to within normal range, decrease stress, conquer feelings of loneliness, and even bolster self-confidence. Follow these three simple steps to maximize the healing power of purring.