How to Relax for Free

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Do You Need to Hit the Spa to Relax?

Everyone, especially moms need, to relax now and then.  If we don’t, you know what happens!  A stress-filled mama!  Which means an unhappy family – and the possibility that you could even get sick.  But how to relax? Well there are many relaxation ways out there to relax that are free.

Here are some simple ways to relax – that won’t cost you a penny.

1. Exercise a Little. A great way to exercise is a little light exercise.  This can mean going for a walk around the neighborhood or playing a low impact sport. Exercise has been known to help the body relax and engaging in non-intense exercise will help your mind to unwind as well.

2. Learn How to Meditate. Taking up meditation is one of the most relaxing activities you can engage in for free. it’s simple  – sit in silence and focus on your breathing.  Quiet your mind. When negative thoughts arise, acknowledge them, and then let them go. Try doing this for 30 minutes each day.

3. Rest. Learn bow to catnap.  You can feel very relaxed after a short 15 minute snooze. You don’t even need to completely fall asleep to enjoy this activity.

4. talk it out. Find a friend and have a chat.  Chances are you have one of those friends that you can chat with as if no time has gone by since you last talked. Old friends usually provide great opportunities to talk about the good old days.

5. Change Your Mood With Music Grab the MP3 player and listen to some great tunes. Pick out a group of songs that you find especially relaxing. Classical and other light songs usually work best.

6.Open a Book. Go check out a new book from the local library and start reading. It may even be a fun activity to read one of your favorite books over again.

7. Dust off the Tub. Take a hot bath or shower. If you’re taking a bath, add in bubble bath soap, play some classical music, and remember to turn off your phone ringer.  Even ten minutes in the tub can radically change your mood.  This is a simple way to have some peaceful time just for you.

8. Go For Some Family Time. When was the last time you played your favorite board game? Dust off the old Monopoly or Scrabble, prepare some snacks, and play a few games with your family. It’ll be fun for all!

9. Daydream. Daydreaming isn’t just for kids. Let your mind wander and dream. Escape to where you’d like to travel one day. Think about what your life will be like in the next 5, 10, or 15 years and write these thoughts down in a journal for you to read later.

Endless Possibilities

Really there are endless ways to relax.  None of them need to involved a costly trip to the spa or a trip to the Caribbean.  Use these 9 simple How to Relax techniques and you’ll be well on your way to being a cool HotMama.

Tell us – what’s your favorite way to relax?

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