The Art of Relaxation

It is a luxury to escape to a nice hotel and spa for a relaxing weekend. That idea, however, is neither possible nor practical for most people. What can you do when you just want to have a little more peace in your world? Try one of these tips next time you need a stress reliever.

Get Back to Nature

When the hustle and bustle of life gets the best of you, get out in nature. Whether in a park or a canyon there is something revitalizing about a breeze blowing across your face, the solitude of a lake, or the feel of grass between your toes. Go for a walk, a drive, a hike or bicycle through some of the local natural areas for a calming experience you will want to repeat.

Take a Stay-cation

Plan some time to unwind at home. Turn off the phone, put a do not disturb sign on your door, and play some relaxing music. Take a long soak in the tub with a scented bath bomb or get into some yoga and meditation. If your bath is short on relaxing atmosphere, look into some of the bathroom remodelers Albuquerque has to offer. A more spa-like surrounding may make it easier to “get away”.

Spoil Yourself

Take some time out to take care of you. Get a good haircut and color. Get your eyebrows shaped by threading. Enjoy a nice long full-body massage. Men and women alike can benefit from a good manicure or pedicure. Treat yourself to a facial or wax. Treating yourself well gives you the energy to take care of others.

Take a Two-Hour Break

If you have had a heavy work schedule or been busy with the kids, getting away, if even for a couple of hours. Go see a new movie, visit your favorite restaurant or a new exhibit at a gallery. Give in to a guilty pleasure and grab an ice-cream cone, some onion rings or a greasy cheeseburger.

Go Shopping

Do a bit of exploring at the mall. You don’t have to buy a new wardrobe – you can just window shop if you like, but how about a deliciously scented candle or a bottle of new cologne? You might like a soft cozy throw and a new book. Choose something that will bring you pleasure each time you use it.
It is true that simple pleasures are the best. Don’t feel guilty for giving yourself a bit of care. You work hard and you deserve it. It may even help you face harder things in life.

Post a Comment



The ZOO banner 3