Ways to Reduce Stress

One weekend, when your friends push you to engage in outdoor activities, shopping, and winery tours, practice the art of saying no, and take some time for yourself. Find space in your life to recharge and unwind. Let the thrill-seekers rush off to their various destinations living life to the fullest, and instead choose to live a life of the highest quality.

Get a Massage

One of the best ways to relax mind and body is with a massage at a local Fredericksburg spa or one in a town near you. Whether you choose, traditional, hot stone, or even an exotic body wrap, massages help you destress, detox and experience pain relief. Leave your appointment feeling refreshed and ready to rejoin the rat race.

Practice Meditation

Meditation is basically awareness training for your mind. It’s a way to focus and refocus your thoughts. Everyone has different goals for meditation, choose the right one for you whether it be to destress or find happiness.  Start with 10 minutes and work your way up to 20-30 minutes per day. Arise from your meditation calmer, more relaxed and energized for the rest of the day.

Start a Gratitude Journal

It’s so easy to focus on everything that goes wrong in your day from major relationship issues to slow traffic when you’re in a hurry. A gratitude journal can help you sleep better and experience overall happiness just by jotting down a few things you are thankful for in your life a couple of times a week. Focus on people (rather than things) who make you feel thankful.

Taking time for yourself is extremely important. Sometimes it’s worth turning down an afternoon or evening of fun to focus on yourself and your own journey towards contentment. Think about what you really need to relax and make that a priority. If you’re unsure what will work, try mediation, a massage, or a gratitude journal as the first step in your adventure of self.