Feeling rested and rejuvenated
If your life isn't looking (or feeling!) much like a day at the beach at the moment (perhaps because you're in the middle of a snow storm, or even if it just feels like you are...), taking a time out to indulge yourself and your senses and switching the focus to relaxing can make a huge difference. If you can't escape for a quick trip somewhere, take a little time out for yourself for reflection and a change of scene or activity. Exploring a museum and or art gallery you haven't visited in a while are great for this or even an afternoon at the movies with a good friend or your partner. You'll likely feel rested and rejuvenated—and rise above the down-for-the-count feelings that too much busyness and stress create.
Stress and you
Remember, if you're not getting enough relaxing time, your body will tell you. Stress will show itself in disrupted sleep patterns, assorted aches and pains—from headaches to back and neck aches—to the feeling that it's taking twice the effort to do what you used to do in a blink. It's important to destress—whether it's meditation or more family and friend time—when you feel you're losing track of 'you' in the day-to-day grind. As we all know, stress may also show up in other more serious ways—raising your risk of chronic ailments and life-threatening conditions and illnesses. The signs of stress vary from chronic urinary tract infections to problems in your love life.
Taking time to indulge in the tried and true stress solutions from vacations to deep breathing to focusing on a healthier lifestyle and habits are all good. So is indulging in your own spa day. Even a spa 'hour' might be enough to start your relaxation process. And you don't even have to leave home to do it.
Plan a spa session at home
Your starting point should be ambience—make sure the room is pristine and comforting. then think music and lights. Go with your favorite scented candles and some soothing night music—even if it's the middle of the day—something that makes you feel floaty and dreamy whenever you hear it.
“I'm a strong believer it taking care of myself—from the inside and out—and am careful to exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, and make sure to take the edge off when I need to. After a busy week, the best gift I treat myself to is a home spa day..” Maxine
It looks like this...
Drink 10oz. of apple cider vinegar (1T of ACV) and honey tea (1T)
Enjoy a cup of coffee (the system is neutralized from the ACV)
Light breakfast of fruit and yogurt or a smoothie of fruits and veggies.
Luxuriate in an apple cider vinegar and baking soda bath with a few drops of my favorite essential oil (today it was Patchouli)
Last, but not least, I give myself a Collagen Correction microcurrent facial with my miniPRO HOME UNIT.
HEALTHY AND YUMMY ROASTED BEETS WITH EVERYTHING MEAL
I then have a main meal of roasted veggies, goat cheese, salad, and grains.
Easy Recipe for Healthy Beets with Everything
Roast two large beets in a 410 oven for 45 minutes, cool, then thinly slice.
Make a dressing of 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 T olive oil, and 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
Add a heaping handful of rocket greens and dill over the beets, pour on my delicious dressing, added a few tablespoons of goat cheese and sprinkle sunflower seeds over the mixed greens. Fabulous!
You'll feel rested and refreshed and ready for anything!