Happy National Relaxation Day Gorgeous!
Today marks a special and nationally recognized day focused solely on relaxation. How cool is that?! I love that relaxation and self-care are being brought the forefront recently, with more health and beauty experts preaching the benefits of making yourself a priority. It may sound funny, but relaxation is essential for you to function optimally. If you put your needs on the back burner and always focus on others, it’s likely that you will burn out, needing even more rest than if you had incorporated regular relaxation into your regular routine. That’s why, in honor of this special day, I want to encourage all of you to do something totally relaxing for the sole purpose of bringing you joy. Marie Kondo, author of the popular book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, encourages her readers to only hold onto items that spark joy and give away the unnecessary items that just cause clutter. I’d like you all to do the same thing today (or this week): aside from your necessary daily tasks at work or the like, try to only do things that are relaxing and joyful. It may seem indulgent, but it’s truly amazing what a little bit of rest and relaxation can do for your mind, body, and soul. Here are my top recommendations for celebrating the art of relaxation:
Relaxation certainly isn’t limited to alone time. In fact, spending time with friends and family members can allow you to chill out and truly connect with others. Sometimes what you need is solitude and other times what you need is to be around other people that make you laugh and smile. All too often, I find my friends and family make plans that are less tranquil. From big group outings to fancy dinners, sometimes these outings can actually be stressful. I recommend making plans for your loved ones to come over and just chill out. Watching Netflix and ordering in some (healthy) food is the perfect way to socialize and also relax.
How do you like to relax? Do you prefer to spend relaxation time alone or with others? Let me know if you try any of my suggestions and how they make you feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated!
I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always great sharing these amazing tips with you all!
With all my love,
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