For today's inspirational post, I want to focus on relaxation. Relaxation is one element that I want to focus on more during 2016 and in general. For people that have a Type A personality such as myself, may find reducing stress and relaxing a challenging task at times. Here are a few tips and activities that help me relax.
1. Baking and Cooking
One of my favorite things to do in life is cook and bake food. Whether I'm preparing a meal for myself or people that I care about I really like cooking and baking. I don't know what it is about cooking and baking, but I feel so relaxed when I'm preparing food.
2. Taking a Bubble Bath
There's nothing like taking a long hot bubble to help me relax. Whether you had a long day or you just need to de-stress, I find taking a bubble bath helps take my mind off anything stress related. I like to take bath's in general because I find them to be so relaxing! I typically don't drink much, but during this bath I decided to pour myself a glass of wine while I soaked in the tub. I also used this is my intro picture since taking a bubble bath is my favorite way to relax!
3. Light Candles
If you follow me on social media, you already know that I LOVE candles! There's nothing like unwinding to wonderful aroma of a candle burning. I find aroma therapy to be so soothing and calming. As you noticed in my tip above, you see that I also burn candles when I take a bath.
4. Reading and Journal Writing
To relax my mind, I like to read. I'm trying to read more books this year, so I think reading will be help. Journal writing also helps me relax by writing down my thoughts.
5. Grab a Hot Drink
When I drink hot chocolate, I usually drink it at night after I taken my shower or bath for the night. There are times I'll grab a cup of hot honey lemon tea (I typically like to hot drink tea during the day). Sipping on a hot beverage also helps me prepare to get ready to go to bed.
6. Eat Fruit
You never can go wrong with clean eating! Eating a half of a grapefruit is what I like to eat for breakfast sometimes or just for a snack.
7. Go to Bed Early
I can be a night owl sometimes, but when I want to relax I try to go to bed around 10:30/11pm I know that seems a little late to some people, but I rather fall asleep around 10:30/11pm instead of 1am! Getting a good night's sleep can make all the difference on how you feel mentally, emotionally, and physically.
How do you like to relax?
* This week is Inspiration Week on my blog! I'll be posting the links for all the content I write this at the end of each post
Need more inspiration? Here are my Inspirational Posts from 2015
Inspirational Post: What Makes Me Smile (February 2015)
Inspirational Post: Tips for a Happier Morning (May 2015)
Inspirational Post: It's Not Failure
Inspirational Post: Finding Your Way in Life (July 2015)
Inspirational Post: The Importance of Discipline (September 2015)
Inspirational Post: What Makes Me Stronger (November 2015)
How do you like to relax?
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