In this busy world, we all experience a level of stress that can cause negative symptoms. It is important to our health (mind and body) to learn how to manage and reduce stress. Don’t have time to go to a week-long spa retreat? Studies show that even simple things can help.
Therefore, I challenge you to take a relaxing moment for yourself every day for 7 days. Starting on Saturday, March 1st, reserve some time for yourself each day to unplug, take a breath and relax—even if it is just for a moment. If you can do this every day for 7 days, perhaps it will become a habit you incorporate into your every day routine.
One of my favorite ways to de-stress is to stand in the quiet of my backyard and look at the water. In that moment, I try not to think about what happened throughout the course of the day or what’s on the agenda for tomorrow. I just breathe and focus on the water.
Everyone has a different definition of what it means to relax and unwind. Below is a list of just a few of the things I like to do to relax. I hope you’ll join me over the next 7 days and try to take a moment for yourself every day. It can just be 5 minutes (or as long as you'd like) of sitting quietly. Or go for a 10 min jog/walk. Select something from the list below or share something totally different that works for you. You can do the same thing every day or switch it up and try something new each day.
My Moment Challenge suggestions:
2. Lie flat on my yoga mat in silence
3. Listen to music
4. Cook with no kids, no husband
5. Take a walk in the neighborhood
6. Walk the dog
7. Evening green juice
8. Sit on a park bench
9. Get a pedicure
10. Have dinner with a friend
11. Go tech-free for an evening
12. Yoga in the park
13. Write in my journal
14. Call my mom
15. Crafts with my kids
16. Drink a cup of herbal tea
17. Take a bath
19. Go for a bike ride
20. Go for a run/jog
21. Get a massage
22. Paint my own nails
24. Read a book
25. Call a friend
I hope these suggestions help in your journey to find a relaxing moment every day for the next 7 days. Please share your moment of relaxation with me through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by using hashtag #MyMoment.