Stress-Busters: 4 Relaxation Tips for Busy Women

 

If you are anything like countless other women on the planet, you often fly through the day, busy with work, busy with family, busy with your community, and too busy, it seems, for yourself. Every once in a while, you might think of taking a break from the stress with a weekend at a spa, or a brief getaway. But, then, of course, something comes up. You never quite seem to get there. You want to relax, refresh yourself, and renew your spirit – if only you had the time.

Well, here is some good news for you. Not only are you allowed to pamper yourself, but you can also make a little bit of luxury go a long way – without ever leaving home or work.

Start by taking 10 minutes just for yourself every day. If you use them well, you can enhance your own wellness, boost your energy and feel beautiful from the inside out.

1. Slow Down. Life is passing you by in a blur. Stop and breathe. Take a few deep belly breaths to breathe in energy and tranquility. Breathe out tension and anxiety. Enjoy the people around you. Think about ways to distance yourself from the things that are causing you the most stress. Now is the time for your herbal spa wrap.

– PULL THE HERBAL SPA WRAP OUT OF YOUR DESK DRAWER, heat it up in the office microwave, wrap it around your neck, and let its therapeutic vapors work wonders. An Herbal Spa Wrap is packed with organic flaxseed, essential oils, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, thyme, yarrow, cinnamon, wintergreen and other fine botanicals to provide deep, penetrating relief.

2. Take Charge. Set your priorities with a “Not To Do” list. Sometimes we get overwhelmed with all the things on our “To Do” list because we spend too much time doing useless activities that have no value to us. Review your prioritized list of things that need to get done, as well as things that do not need to get done. And then enjoy the satisfaction of crossing things off your list.

– CLOSE THE DOOR, SIT IN YOUR FAVORITE CHAIR, AND POUR YOURSELF A CUP OF HERBAL TEA. Green tea contains anti-oxidants that fend off free radicals, helps restore your energy, and helps you face the rest of the day.

3. Drink a Cold Water Cocktail. It seems human nature for just about everyone to take on too many tasks and responsibilities, to try to do too much, and to own too much. Take an energy break. Prepare a glass of ice water and add a spritz of lime or lemon, a sprig of mint, or a drop of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice. Cold water wakes up your spirit and generates more energy immediately. Take sips throughout the day for quick energy spurts.

– INDULGE IN A HAND MASSAGE. Use a high quality massage oil or Pampered Hands Treatment or butter up with lightly scented body butter. If you use well-crafted aromatherapy oils, your senses will thank you as much as your hands will.

4. Take a Power Nap. Seven to fifteen minutes is all you need to refresh and reinvigorate yourself. Take your nap in the early or mid-afternoon. Any later in the day and you are more likely to enter into a deep sleep.

– CALM YOURSELF WITH CHAMOMILE. Close your eyes and slip under the influence of a relaxing lavender eye pillow, filled with organic flaxseed, chamomile and lavender flowers. Close your eyes for ten minutes, tune out the world, and tune into your body. You will find the time well spent.

All of these are small steps, but they bring big results. And, who knows? Ten minutes just for you could soon turn to twenty. Either way, you will feel the difference inside and out.

 

About the Author:

Sandra Norris Phillips, MA, CSC, has helped thousands of busy women increase passion, productivity, and profitability through self-care. An author and motivational speaker, Sandra also conducts Life, Love and Chocolate Getaway workshops for women. Her book, Getting Things Done: Successful Women Speak inspires women to take on all of life’s challenges with gusto, and is available directly from her at www.sandraphillipspresents.com

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