The world seems to have been moving at an extra high speed lately, and it can feel overwhelming to be constantly bombarded with news. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just sit back for a little bit and recharge-- which is why we've rounded up some of our favorites to share with you!
Meditation is a practice that's been used for thousands of years to reduce stress-- and it just takes a few minutes to feel positive effects! If you're new to meditation, here's a simple way to start - find a comfortable place to sit or lie down, set a timer for 5-10 minutes, and breathe naturally. As you breathe, concentrate on each breath and observe how your body moves-- such as your chest, shoulders, rib cage and stomach. If you feel your mind wandering, bring your focus back to your breathing.
2. BATH & AT-HOME FACIAL
Indulging in a relaxing warm bath is always one of our top ways to relax. Really treat yourself and pull out all the stops-- you definitely deserve to spend some time winding down. Surround yourself with scents you like using candles, bath bombs or bath salts! Pamper your skin with treatments like an exfoliant to slough off dead skin and finish with your usual cleansing and moisturizing routine. Your skin will feel renewed and so will you! Try our Home Facial Kit which includes everything you need for giving yourself an A-list facial!
3. GO ON A WALK
A walk outside in the fresh air is sometimes just the thing to help you reset and clear your mind. Natural sunlight is also one of the best ways to uplift and improve your mood-- just be sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage! Walks are also a great way to get in a little bit of exercise while staying at home.
4. FIND A NEW HOBBY
One great way to relax is by finding a new hobby! There are tons of tutorials and classes available to learn almost anything online-- all you have to do is search it up, and if there's any equipment you need, it should be readily available online too. Some of our favorites are learning about gardening to grow herbs at home or stretching out with some yoga.
Our phones and computers are great for keeping us updated on everything that's going on, but sometimes the constant influx of information harms us rather than helps. Find time each day-- anywhere from half an hour to a block of a few hours-- to put away electronic devices and focus on your surroundings. Try to use this time to do something relaxing like meditating, stretching or journaling!