Exciting news – I just joined the 30 Day Blogging Challenge (#30DBC) via @notagrouch He invited me to take on this challenge that for 30 days straight, we are to put up a new post for 30 consecutive days. It started on Thursday, November 1, 2012 so I am playing catch up! I only hope you all will enjoy the posts I put up, even if they’re just pictures, ramblings or whatnot =) If you’d like to join, I believe it’s not too late, just message him here
This past few days were spent at a mini-getaway at Laguna and Newport Beach, California. I honestly couldn’t ask for more perfect weather and of course… food! I really needed this because I’ve been busy with the 9-5 and it does take a lot out of me. I was in dire need of some relaxation and for me, I think that it’s very important to get away and calm your mind and body. Grounding yourself and keeping your core is essential to good health and happiness.
We should relax on days were we can take a breather and enjoy different scenery and smells that surround us. Even if we can’t necessarily go somewhere far or different, we can be grateful for all of our senses and just forget about things that are worrying us. Troubles are a big part of what makes us anxious and can really put a strain on our bodies that’s why we literally have to stop, find a quiet place and relax our minds. I am guilty of not taking my own advice, this past week I was putting more and more on my plate that I forgot to relax and rest. As a result, I got a horrible sore throat and cold (not fun!) That’s a perfect example of my body telling me that, “Hey! you need to slow down and relax mam!” So being sick necessarily isn’t a bad thing for me, it’s a reminder that for next time, I better take care of myself.
I’m sure a lot of people have different ways of relaxing, here are some ways to relax and rest:
- Sleep! Have ample sleep so that your body can re-charge and renew itself, I know some people only need x-amount of hours to sleep but if you can sleep in, your best bet is to actually sleep in and use that time to re-charge. Think of your body as a battery pack, like your cellphone, if you don’t charge it for awhile, it will run our of battery and your can’t use it anymore.
- Meditate – I know that this comes with a lot of practice but meditation definitely relaxes the mind a body. You’re read the studies about its benefits, so why not try it for at least 10 minutes to clear out the clutter in your mind. You can sit down, close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths while only concentrating on your breath. Keep your mind clear and clutter-free and you will feel a serene peace throughout our body afterwards.
- Go to a local park and read or breathe- This is a great way to clear your head and get into something completely different.