A hamper full of pampering!

Festival season is all about parties, guests, dinners, drinks, fun, frolic, drama and loads of celebrations. The silence after the crazy time leaves us with the real pains of life: cleaning, aches, pains, lack of sleep etc. This calls for ‘ME’ time. Time to bounce back. Time to pamper yourself. Time to reward yourself for being a wonderful host; life of the party! 🙂

However in our fast moving urban lifestyle, getting pampered and taking the ‘time out’ still remains a luxury. A spa day with no one but yourself, sounds like a dream. But who says you cannot enjoy this luxury within your home? Pampering yourself at home is easy if you know what to do. Here’s some simple ways that will bring life back into you:

  1. Hot water bath: Aqua therapy is truly the easiest, simplest and best way to unwind. Check the temperature of your bath to make sure that it isn’t too hot. Add some rose or lavender oil to the bath to soothe your mind. Some aromatic candles and you are ready to RELAX!
  2. Music always has the answers to most troubles of life. Pick a CD of spa music, or you buy some relaxing music off iTunes or simply YouTube it.
  3. Pampering home salon:
    • Take a nice aromatic moisturizing lotion (aloe, cocoa butter, lavender, strawberry or any other) to gently massage your legs, arms, feet, elbows and hands making them soft, supple and new
    • Apply a natural face pack (fresh fruit, walnut, fresh cream or yogurt) to refresh your tired face
    • Cool your eyes with cucumber slices
    • Paint (for women) your fingernails and toes. Take the time out to do give yourself with a mani-pedi treat.
  4. Comfy dressing: Pick your favourite /comfiest pair of clothing that will leave you comfortable and relaxed.
  5. Freshen up: Brush, floss, use mouthwash!
  6. Hot Drink: Try some hot chocolate, herbal tea, or even your favourite coffee. Put it in a nice mug and drink it either on the couch or in your bed.
  7. Relax: Watch some TV, a film, or listen to some relaxing music in your bed. Or read a book or just sit by your window or balcony and enjoy the fresh air or view while your mind is free from all thoughts.
  8. Sleep: Turn off the lights and think of relaxing or calming thoughts until you fall asleep. If it’s not night, take a nap. Even if it’s only a power nap. When you wake up avoid drama and take it easy.

So stop thinking and give yourself a break! Pamper yourself and jump out the party hangover with a newer, fresher and rejuvenated You! 🙂

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Frankie says relax!

The same old desk job from 9-5 can really exemplify the extent of monotony and there should definitely be something to break that boring sensation and open the mind to a more vast horizon of possibilities.
stress-relief-quote-jamart-photographyCounting to 10 at times of immense rage can really help soothe ones mood however counting to 10 isn’t going to help you after 8 long hours of corporate life each day. Some would say pick up a sport or hobby such as reading which could help you relieve a little stress that may persist. However achieving that higher state of mind is only possible when the body connects with the mind and soul.
The struggle for achieving one’s desire is compelled to be accompanied by stress. The tension that one experiences isn’t something thats called for. Without knowing the extent to which one can exploit their capacity, the stress continues to build on and on to a point where it dominates you as a human.
Tranquility can be found in the simplest of ways and possibly a different inclination based on several personality and characteristic traits. Some can be:
  • Listening to soft and calming music 
  • Playing a sport for leisure
  • Spending time with friends to get rid of the boredom
  • Reading a book or novel with a cup of tea
  • Getting a nice spa or massage to unwind the tension 
The possibilities to relieve yourself are endless. There maybe several ways to end the day on a good note however remember that stress should always be considered as external effect and not a significant part of the mind.

TGIF!

Relaxation

Thank God it’s Friday!

Alas, the week ends and we all drive back home making plans for the following 2 days (a.k.a the WEEKEND). While planning our fast-paced, highly social life ~ meeting friends, going out or simply sitting at home, leaving all our week’s tension behind we often forget ~ Time. Time for ourselves or rather a Time-Out for our body, mind, heart and soul!

We do manage to do a lot for the body and mind, we miss out relaxation of our soul. And there is no better way to spend the weekend with a relaxed massage that will free you from all your pains, tensions & stress and gear you for the next challenges of the week!

Here’s a look at how a simple foot reflexology will help you relax!

  1. Foot Reflexology induces a state of deep relaxation by opening neural pathways
  2. A reflexology session stimulates more than 7,000 nerves, encouraging the opening and cleansing of neural pathways,
  3. Increases circulation, improving blood flow throughout the body
  4. Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities
  5. Stimulates the central nervous system
  6. Stimulates energy work throughout the body
  7. Balances the whole system thus revitalizing the body’s natural energy flow