April is right around the corner along with one of the most dreaded days of the year: tax day! Between taxes, spring cleaning, planning for summer trips and all the regular ins and outs of life, spring can be a very stressful time of year. You are never at your best when stressed, so here a few helpful tips to bring on the relaxation and help you be your best self!
- Take some “me time” every day. This doesn’t have to be long and involved, but try to have a little time to yourself every day. It could be a cup of tea before bed time, a quick jog in the morning, or fifteen minutes to meditate on your lunch break. Whatever you choose, be sure that it is a peaceful, re-energizing time for you.
- Get some sleep. One of the biggest stressors in our lives is lack of sleep, and once you are sleep deprived and stressed, it can be even harder to get some rest. To counteract stress related insomnia, try rubbing a few drops of your favorite essential oil on your temples before bed combined with a breathing exercise. Consciously breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. If your mind is racing with things you need to accomplish, leave a notepad and pen by your bed where you can jot things down when they pop into your head. Writing them down will assure you that they won’t be forgotten, and get them off your mind so you can have a great night of sleep.
- Indulge. When stressed, we tend to take care of everyone and everything but ourselves and that is no good at all. Whether you come by the spa for a restful massage or mani/pedi, or you have a girl’s night out with one of your best friends, finding little ways to take care of yourself will make life more manageable.
- Get a move on. In the immortal words of Elle Woods, “Exercise creates endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!” Go for a hike or jog, pick up a yoga class, try rock climbing, or join a local sports league. Exercise doesn’t have to be something you dread; find something active that you love doing and enjoy yourself!
If stress is getting you down, call or stop by the spa. We are ready and waiting to help you de-stress and become your best self today and every day!