As much as we hate to admit it, summer is winding down. With just a few precious days left before the hustle and bustle of back-to-school and full family schedules, Relaxation Day is arriving just when we need it. For all our friends in Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill, which can be a bit fast paced every day – here are a few ideas on how to relax. Mark your calendar, make plans to slow down, and try some of these tips on August 15th.
Go Green and Serene : Filling your space with green plants will encourage peace and serenity, and a succulent garden is an excellent choice for adding a relaxed “zen” aura.
Close Your Eyes: Believe it or not, the simple act of closing your eyes for several moments lowers stress levels and encourages your mind to relax.
Massage Stress Away: If you can’t manage to get away for a full massage, experts say that massaging your hands for a few minutes will actually drop stress levels.
Surround Yourself With Rare Beauty: Tropical or exotic flowers have the effect of “taking you away from it all”, so treat yourself to a beautiful floral arrangement for your home or office.
Dance it Out: Listen to your favorite upbeat song, and if possible, get up and dance! The simple act of moving helps with relaxing your mind and letting go of stressors.
Breathe Deep: There really is a science to taking a few deep breaths when under pressure. Experts also tell us that taking in a noseful of an alluring scent does wonders for our body’s ability to relax. Their top choices? Flowers and coffee.
Laugh with a Friend: If you are having a tough day, call your funniest best friend and have a good laugh. It releases endorphins that will ease your mind.
Take a Spa Break: Light a candle, run the bath, and fill the room with lavender scents. We are more relaxed just thinking about it.
Relaxation Day is August 15th, and giving a gift from Robertson’s Flowers that will inspire rest for someone who needs it is a wonderful gesture. However, incorporate a few of these tips into your daily routine, and every day can offer a much needed oasis of relaxation.