You've been with the kids and husband all day, or maybe just the kids as in my case, cleaning, running errands, shopping, paying bills, and anything else that might have been overlooked during the week. Today is catch up day. . . today is also one of the most stressful days of the week!
Can you relax and de-stress without leaving your home or buying any fancy equipment? Of course you can! What can you do to relax right now, besides joining in on the cruise your friends have all been talking about, with no kids or husband?
Well there are three things you can do right now right in your own home to help you unwind from the hectic week and day.
Go to your room (by yourself) sit on your bed, floor, lounge chair, or whatever you have. . .
1. Close your eyes and pay attention to your breath
2. Listen to your body
3. and be present in the moment
Paying attention to your breath forces you to focus on yourself and what you are feeling. If you deepen your breath you will relax faster. Listening to your body forces you to focus on yourself and what needs attention. Where do you have aches, pains, and tightness? Being in the present moment forces you to focus on yourself and you may be surprised to find answers you've been waiting for.
Take 5 minutes to do this. For some this may be torture at first, keep with it you will be amazed after your five minutes how relaxed you feel. Make this a daily habit and you will find your life beginning to be less chaotic. You will naturally learn to relax when things seem to be out of whack. Go ahead, try this and see what happens, I dare you. . .
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