How often do you truly focus on relaxation? And, how do you like to relax? I have honestly never made relaxation a priority or focus in my life until recently. I’ve always lived a fast paced, busy life and I am extremely Type-A and don’t pencil in a lot of downtime for myself. It all started when I had a fitness related injury last year, and I began focusing on recovery for my body. I started spending just as much money and time on sports therapy rehab, massages and rest as I was on gym time, membership and working out.
Flash forward to the pandemic and my divorce in 2020, and I realized how essential rest and relaxation are. As much as I do love a beautiful spa day ( and I definitely have done my fair share of those! ), I have learned that relaxing doesn’t have to be time consuming or very costly. Implementing small rituals into your daily and weekly routine can work wonders on your mind, body and soul!
Here are some of my favorite things that I have implemented into my routine to help me remain calm, less anxious, peaceful, happy and rested.