3 Top Relaxation Tips For Busy Bees

By on August 28, 2012
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Meditation TechniquesGuest Post by Michelle Star

Does it feel like you never have time for yourself? Do you always feel frazzled, stressed and like you need 48 hours a day just to get everything done?

We all live busy lives today – if you’re not chasing that promotion at work, you’re chasing after your children, or even trying to juggle a family life and a successful career! It can just end up feeling like you never get a moment’s peace.

Relaxation however is important, vital even, for a healthy mind and body. Stress has been proven to have a negative effect on our well-being and can lead to all sorts of mental and even physical ailments, so finding those rare moments of ‘me time’ is essential.

Here are my top 3 relaxation tips that can be squeezed into your day, no matter how busy you are…

1. Sit-Down Breakfast

Many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it fuels your body for the hours ahead. Personally I think all meals are equally important, but if you start your day stressed and in a rush, grabbing a coffee or donut on the journey to work, it puts you in the wrong mind-set right from the start.

Breakfast only takes 5 minutes to eat, and if you can wake up at 6:30am you can wake up at 6:25am. Always ensure that you leave enough time in the mornings to eat a relaxed, healthy bowl of cereal or fruit and yoghurt, and you’ll leave for work feeling energised and ready for the day ahead!

2. 10-Minute Massage

A massage is probably one of the most relaxing experiences out there but few people can afford one every week, let alone every day!

A massage has not just mental benefits, relaxing and calming the mind, but also physical benefits too as it soothes tired, aching muscles and lets blood flow to the surface of the skin, bringing nutrients with it.

Getting your partner to give you a 10-minute foot or neck massage whilst you’re watching TV in the evening if great, but if you’re single you can still give yourself a foot massage! Buy a bottle of relaxing foot lotion and massage away!

3. Meditation

Think meditation is just for monks and yoga fans? No way! Meditation is all about relaxing your body, and your mind, completely. You’ll learn to let the day’s worries and stresses just float away, which is why meditating for 5 or 10 minutes every evening before you go to bed is a fantastic way to help you sleep better. Restless sleep = starting the next day knackered right from the first moment!

Get ready for bed, pop on some comfy pyjamas and sit comfortably on your bed. Close your eyes and just try to clear your mind. If tomorrow’s shopping list or work presentation pops into your mind, push it to one side and try to think of absolutely nothing. It might take some practise, but eventually you’ll become used to just zoning out and forgetting about everything that’s bothering you.

Michelle Star is a blogger for Idlewild London who loves her sleep and moments of peace!


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