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I did an experiment to determine how I could relax quickly and without much fuss. Fussing is not the way to get in the zen zone. However, the following five things will, at least, get you going in the right direction.

5 Quick Ways to Relax

I did an experiment to determine how I could relax quickly and without much fuss.  Fussing is not the way to get in the zen zone.  However, the following five things will, at least, get you going in the right direction.

 

1.

Prepare a nice cup of Chamomile Tea, sit in your favorite chair, and sip it slowly while you think about a calm, blue sea lapping onto a white sandy beach.  If you’re lucky enough to actually live on the beach…you know what to do.

2.

Remove yourself from all  noise, light, and clutter…don’t laugh.  I know this one is going to be tough for you mommies out there, but at least try…OK.  Anyway, when you have created your place-of-peace, even if it’s a closet or the bathroom, focus on relaxing each part of your body.  Stay there for twenty-thirty minutes if you can.

3.

Fill your home with aromatherapy.  My faves for relaxing are lavender, vanilla, sandalwood, pumpkin, and jasmine.  Try to find good quality oils or candles.  They last longer and are made with a higher standard.

4.

Look at family photos.  This is one of the most satisfying and relaxing thing you can do.  Well, that is if they are accessible and not in a horrific mess at the bottom of a drawer.  Looking at pictures of loved ones, of the precious memories of your past is enriching in so many ways, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

5.

Get outside.  Yes, get up from your desk, the computer, the dungeon-esque place you spend most of your time…if you’re a blogger, anyway.  For the rest of you normal people, the transition to the outside world won’t be a big deal.  When you get there, listen to nature do its thing.  The birds, the wind, children playing in the yard, a flowing creek are all sounds that will lull you into a happy place if you let them.

Taking time to relax is a necessary part of wellness.  Without a time to just “be”, we are destined to hit a brick wall called “burn out”.  You deserve to rest, relax, and enjoy your life.  Working every minute of every day is not going to produce the joy you desire.  I hope you find time to breathe deep, sit alone, dream big, and see the beauty around you.  Be well-be beautiful-be happy.

You might also enjoy this article at MayoClinic.com.

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About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

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2 comments

  1. For me bubble bath is a sure way to relax. I also swear by yoga to calm the mind.

  2. Going outdoors and getting some fresh air and sunshine works WONDERS! Totally clears the mind.

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