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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

10 Ways to Give Yourself a Relaxing Weekend

 Most people look forward to the weekend. It can be a time that you do not have to go to work. The weekend means more time for the family. It can also mean a time that you can relax. Relaxing is good for you as it can help with stress relief. So give yourself the gift of relaxation and check out 10 ways to make that time special.

Taking time for yourself to relax can be the best use of a weekend by yourself. You shouldn’t feel guilty that you’re not taking the time to go out and socialize or applying yourself to something productive. Sometimes, relaxation is just what your body and mind need to stay healthy and happy. If you’re getting in gear for a quiet weekend to yourself, consider how you can enhance your you-time to achieve ultimate relaxation.

1. Treat Yourself to New Loungewear
 If you haven’t gotten yourself any new loungewear for hanging out at home in a long time, you may be overdue for having something awesome. Something that you wear to relax shouldn’t just be comfy; you should like how it looks and feel good wearing it.  Pick up some super-soft by stylish loungewear so you’ll have the perfect attire for a weekend of relaxation.

2. Try a CBD Bath Bomb
 Many varieties of bath products boast about their calming effects, but few deliver like CBD bath bombs. A CBD infused bath bomb promotes relaxation while also helping to alleviate inflammation and soreness. Look for a bath bomb that’s made of all-natural or organic materials.

3. Listen to a Guided Meditation
 To really destress and unwind, a guided meditation recording can set you on the right path. For people who don’t regularly meditate, this can be a great introduction to the calming effects of meditation. Get into a comfortable position and listen to the instructions on the recording while you declutter your thoughts from everything that’s been stressing you out.

4. Put Your Phone Down
 Taking a break from constantly looking at your phone will help you take charge of your time alone. Stay off of social media, don’t worry about replying to emails, and go on hiatus from WhatsApp. You won’t get revved up by whatever is happening online, and you can stop worrying about what everyone else thinks that you should be looking at or talking about.

5. Pick Up a New Release From One of Your Favorite Authors
 Getting lost in a captivating book is one of the best ways to disconnect from technology and your worries. A book that you haven’t read by a great writer is always a treat, and it will give you hours of time all to yourself that’s relaxing but also entertaining.

6. Curl Up With Your Pet
 Spending some quality time with your pet is the perfect way to let your worries melt away and make the most of your time relaxing. Few things can help create a relaxing and positive mindset like a nap with a pet who adores you.

7. Spend Some Time Outside
 Take in some fresh air and sunlight at a tranquil spot and relax. Being outside doesn’t mean that you have to be active. However, a little physical activity wouldn’t hurt. After you spend some time walking or hiking, you may find that you feel a little calmer or your head is clearer.

8. Get a Massage
 A professional massage is a great way to reduce your stress levels and relax. If you’ve been feeling more stressed out than usual, it’s likely that your muscles will show it. A massage can cause painful or fatigued muscles to untighten and leave you feeling noticeably less stressed.

9. Unwind With Aromatherapy
 Essential oils have been shown to help people take on a calmer and more serene state of mind. Use an electronic diffuser to fill a room with a relaxing scent such as lavender, chamomile, or ylang-ylang.

10. Eat Something Healthy But Indulgent
 A couple of good meals can help you make the most of a weekend at home. If you like cooking, then make one of your favorite dishes that will be enough to last for a couple of meals. If cooking is a chore, then order in from one of your favorite local restaurants. Choose something that you really like but try to make it on the healthier side. If you eat something very unhealthy, you may feel physically uncomfortable or weighed down afterward instead of satisfied and relaxed.

 This weekend, get some things together that will help you relax, and plan a few of your favorite low-key activities. Relaxing can make you feel rested, recharged, and ready to take on the week ahead.

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