I know what you’re thinking, how am I relaxing if I’m working up a sweat? Well, this may not be for everyone, but there sure is a form of exercise out there for you. If cardio or kickboxing isn’t your thing and doesn’t help you tone up and tune out, try more mind and body practices. Yoga, pilates, Tai-Chi, or even simply stretching are all amazing ways to help you focus inward while reaping physical benefits. Whether you do it in the comfort of your own home or hit up a class, there is no doubt you’ll finish feeling immensely better than when you started.
Prayer, Meditation or Self-Reflection
Whether you believe in a higher power or a religious God, setting time aside to stop the world around you and focus on the present can have exceptional benefits on the mind, body and spirit. You do not have to be a “super-spiritual” person to benefit from any of these practices. Typically, the hardest part is actually turning off your brain to focus only on the present moment. With practice, this will come to you easier the more you do it. After some time, you’ll feel clear-headed and lighter, receiving clarity and the ability to take the day as it is.
A Treat Yourself Day
Whether you’re treating yourself to a spa-like facial or full body massage, putting your mental health and overall well-being first is important. Oftentimes, we get so caught up with work, errands and bills that we forget to make ourselves a priority in our own lives, neglecting the things we need most. Making ourselves an appointment for a good rub down, facial or even a trip to the hair or nail salon forces up to stop and drop everything.