Friday, January 15, 2016

Inspirational Post: Relaxation Tips and Activites

Hello Everyone!


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



http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2016/01/currently-reading-chicken-soup-for-soul.html

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2016/01/enjoying-hobbies-completed-handmade.html


Need more inspiration? Here are my Inspirational Posts from 2015

Inspirational Post: What Makes Me Smile (February 2015)
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-makes-me-smile_12.html

Inspirational Post: Tips for a Happier Morning (May 2015)
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/05/tips-for-happier-morning.html

Inspirational Post: It's Not Failure
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/06/its-not-failure.html

Inspirational Post: Finding Your Way in Life (July 2015)
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/07/finding-your-way-in-life.html

Inspirational Post: The Importance of Discipline (September 2015)
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-importance-of-discipline.html

Inspirational Post: What Makes Me Stronger (November 2015)
http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/11/what-makes-me-stronger.html

How do you like to relax?



Thanks for stopping by my blog

28 comments:

  1. I love cooking it just take me to a different world and very relaxing for me.

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  2. I love all the things you listed in this post, Pilar! Reading definitely calms my mind, and so does burning a candle I love. Drinking coffee almost always makes me instantly happy too, so I agree with hot beverage too! I'm such a night owl and don't go to bed until between 1-3am but I know I feel better and more relaxed when I can sleep earlier and get a good nights sleep!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Going to before 12 a.m. is a challenge for me, so I understand about being a night owl! There have been times I've stayed up all night because of insomnia!

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  3. I love your de-stressing tips! My fave ways to de-stress are write, draw, or watch my favorite tv shows :)

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    1. Thanks Margo! Watching my favorite shows and movies are also great ways to relax!

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  4. Yassss! Definitely cooking and baking for me! I know many find cooking and baking stressful but it's so therapeutic for me and it's a shared passion with my dad, he's an amazing cook while my mum hates it. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The only time I find cooking or baking stress is when I'm trying out a new recipe that I find challenging lol, other than that I love it! I think that I pattern after my mom with cooking and baking! She taught how to cook and bake and I love doing both just as much as my mom does!

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  5. The bubble bath scenery looks so relaxing! This is a great post and you shared a lot of helpful tips! I also like to cook and bake it helps me feel relaxed and stress free!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I love taking bubble baths!

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  6. your meatloaf looks amazing! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. Going to bed early, I find, is the best way to relax, hahaha. I think knowing that I'll be in bed early and that I'll have sufficient sleep the next morning helps a lot!

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  8. These are so good Pilar. I light candles and read. That always helps. Plus I love my bath time goodies.
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  9. Baths are definitely one of the best ways to unwind! It's good to just lie there and soak away your stress. Bonus points to you though for the wine & candles as I've not done that in ages, might have to do that again soon 😊 Xx

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    1. I agree! I usually feel so relaxed after taking a bath! It's been a while since I had a glass of wine until recently while I was taking a bath!

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  10. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.


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  11. i def did a few of those this weekend!

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    1. Hope the activities helped you relax!

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  12. These are great ways to relax! I found baking to be really relaxing over the holidays, and reading is one of the ways I relax at night.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Holiday baking is a great way to relax! I've been reading more at night before bed.

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