Hello my sweet sweet friends. This blog post was supposed to go up last week, but my son was really sick and then my husband and I got really sick, so today is the first day that I actually feel like I can write and post a blog post. So I’m sitting here on a Friday afternoon. I have my white Christmas lights on in my office, a wax warmer with an amazing smelling wax and some music. Today we are going to talk about ways to relax, or ways to your Zen. You know those days when you just need to sit back and relax, well here are 7 ideas or ways that you can do that…so if you want to read more…just look below….
Drink tea. I love drinking tea. There’s something so soothing about having hot tea, when you just need to relax. The process that you have to go through to make it…the picking out your favorite mug, picking out the tea you want to drink, putting water in it and just finding a cozy spot to sit and drinking it. This is what I love to do when I’m about to read a book or just relax with a great movie.
Utilize aroma therapy. These can be in a form of essential oils, wax warmer, candles or diffuser. Whatever you want to use to make your house or space smell amazing and feel cozy. Setting the mood can really help anyone relax and feel right at home.
Practice mindfulness. Now I talked about this before on my blog, but it’s important to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness as I have mentioned before is being in the moment. So go for a walk, without your electronics, without your phone and just take in the air. Take in the nature and just walk. Think about things, but be in the moment, because the moments that you are in, are the moments you will remember and cannot get back. Another way I love to practice mindfulness is by coloring. I just bought 3 adult coloring books and I can’t wait to use them. You don’t have to be a kid to do kid things, what’s important is being in the present moment and remembering why you are here on earth.
Explore music. I love music…and exploring new music, new bands, new artists…is amazing.
Practice deep breathing. So this can be hard for a lot of people, and I admit that I’m still learning to do this, but practicing deep breathing can be very beneficial and can calm you down. So something to try is to just take 1 minute and just do some deep breaths. And once you are comfortable with that, you can take that up to 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes. Another way to do this is to meditate or do yoga.
Ok for all those girls out there…do a manicure or a pedicure. I love these. I get all my things together, grab a good chick movie and just sit and do my nails. It’s so soothing and just feels great in the end.
Positive thinking and Affirmation. This is something that I think people should do on a daily basis. You should always think positive and have an affirmation or a mantra that you say. My mantra is “she believed she could so she did,” and also “I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see.” I’ve talked a lot about these as well, but I live by these, and I love them. So I encourage you all to find a quote, an affirmation, a positive thinking saying that you either came up with on your own or found and remember it. It can really help your life.
Well, I hope that you all had an amazing week last week, and that this week is great for you as well. And something I wanted to say…Obviously with all the news and everything…be aware of what is going on, and maybe take this time to reflect on things that are happening in this world. So til next time.
I’m sorry for the lack of posts and for not responding to comments. I took a break so that I could get better and my family could get better and I could get sleep. I work outside of the home so I needed to get well rested and it’s been really hard. But while I wasn’t blogging, I was still writing up posts, and planning what I wanted to say and talk about on this blog. Please leave any topics you feel you want to read about. This has been a great break for reflecting and just getting through some personal, spiritual demons, I guess you could say.