Top 10 Favorite Ways That I Relax, Want to Try?

10 Favorite Ways That I Relax

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We are all guilty of being overwhelmed and just busy that we hardly take time just for us.  Some of us don’t even realize just how important “you”/”me” time is to their own health and their happiness.  If you don’t take the time to relax and just let everything go for a bit, it can lead to many other stresses and health issues and being snappy with those around you. No one truly wants to be snappy and growly with others, but sometimes it can happen because you haven’t taken the time to just relax and let it all go.

Everyone has their own favorite ways to relax, but sometimes it’s fun to try something else that someone else does to relax and see what you think of it.  You just never know when you might find your own new way to relax.  Taking at least a few minutes each day, yes each and every day, may just help you take a whole new lease on life and how you feel.  Try it, you may like it!

10 Favorite Ways That I Relax

10 Favorite Ways That I Relax

  1. Read – Especially so when the weather is nice, go outside and sit in the sun and read.  Nothing relaxes me more and I bet you’d find it pretty darn relaxing too.  You might find you love reading even more while doing this.  Absorbing that amazing vitamin that is the sun. All your cares drift away.  Some of my favorite books this last year that you may want to take outside and read are:  Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, and Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim.  Just to name a few.Catch the Moment 365 - Day 259 - Reading Time
  2. Coloring – I’ve always loved coloring.  It is so relaxing and freeing.  I used to say nothing excites me more than a brand new box of crayons.  Which still is true.  And now there are many different types of adult coloring books to whisk away your cares with and let your own imagination soar.  Check out these ones: Stress Relieving Patterns, Balance, and Color me Calm.  Those are just a few of  many now that are now out there just for us adults.  So fun!
  3. Take a Walk – Even if it’s just around your neighborhood.  Taking a walk is actually very calming and you are also getting some exercise in.  Two hits with one thing, yes please!  But it’s even better if you can take a hike or walk in a new place and explore.  It lets your mind just wander and it can be so relaxing and peaceful.
  4. Soak in a Tub – There is something amazingly calming and that relaxes all your muscles then sitting in a hot tub. Doesn’t matter if you add anything to the water, but bubbles are always fun.  Also putting in a few drops of lavender helps as well.Day-252520118-252520-252520Time-252520for-252520a-252520Bath_thumb-25255B6-25255D
  5. Facial Mask – sitting for a few moments with that mask on your face revives you so much.  It’s kind of amazing the magic it does to your mind and your facial skin all at the same time.  Some of my favorites right now are:  Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask, Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask, and Hot Chocolate Self-Heating Mask. Boots-252520Botanics-252520Shine-252520Away-252520Ionic-252520Clay-252520Mask-252520-2525285-252529_thumb-25255B4-25255D
  6. Play with your pet or child –  get down on the floor and play with your child or pet.  Try and let your imagination just go and feel that stress just go away.
  7. Play a Game – It can be a board, video, card or app game.  Just play for a few minutes.  It not only gets your mind working, but it can also relax you, depending what game you choose to play.  Game nights are a great way to relax and be social too, keep that in mind.Catch the Moment 365 - Day 357 - Share Happiness Your Way Game Night
  8. Talk with a Friend – It doesn’t matter what you talk about it, but talking in general with a friend lowers your stress level and connects you both even more.
  9. Watch a Movie and/or Tv Show – Watch your favorite show or discover a new one.  Watch that movie you have wanted to watch.  Go ahead and binge watch some tv and relax yourself.
  10. Dance – Move that booty!  Again not only will you be getting yourself some exercise you’ll be floating away that stress you have built up.

How do you relax?  Will you be using any of my suggestions?

 

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  • Jodi @the noise of boys

    Lately I’ve been playing WordBrain- but I don’t recommend it- not sure games are SO relaxing… I like your ideas much better! I loved Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects even more than Dark Places!

    • lol I play each evening before I sleep and in the morning. I find it relaxing, even if it my mind goes into working on the puzzles whatever the game may be. I have Sharp Objects too to read soon

  • Reading is pretty high on my list. Playing a puzzle game on my phone is another thing I do. A long warm shower would be on my list too. I just wish I could relax more often!

    • Which is why you need to find more time to do it, so you can be more “you” and be happy and less stressed.

    • I love showers too, just as much as baths.

  • Homemade for Elle

    I think we could all use some more ways to relax! Thanks for this great list!

    Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!

  • Kim Daniels Lewis

    Oh my! Great post! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

  • Brilliant idea’s. I think it’s so important to find the time to relax. I really want to try the new colouring books but so far haven’t found the time! How funny is that! Thanks for linking up to #featurefridays

    • It is important. I think you need to make time to color in the new coloring books, cause as we said it’s important.

  • Crochet Hooks

    all great ways to relax. the main thing i find is that i have to tell myself it is ok really to just sit there and relax for 10 minutes. I am going to have to try a few of these tips and have some fun with my relaxation!!

    • It’s amazing how different you feel once you do relax and get back into “life”.

  • Mandi

    I really want to upgrade our bathtub to a jacuzzi tub! I think if we do ONE thing in the bathroom to update it, it will be that. Then I will take baths and relax all the time! Thank you for linking up at the Simply Sundays link party!

    • I’d love to have one too, sadly I don’t even think if we redid the bathroom we could do one, but you never know! Hope you can get yours soon 😉