health · Informative

5 Daily Relaxation Habits

This post may include affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclaimer.

 

There are so many ways to relax. So many of us are running from place to place so much, that we forget to take time out for ourselves.

 

We’re either on our phones, computers, watching television, working, or a countless amount of other things. We are so use to being on the go, that when many of us sit still for even a minute, we’re hit with anxiety of the next thing we need to get done. That is no way to live.

When you start to think of anxiety on a larger scale you start to realize, many of us suffer from anxiety because we don’t get adequate amounts of rest. Also many of us don’t exercise, get large amounts of sunlight, and don’t have a diet high in live foods.

Today I want to give you, just five simple things you could do to lower anxiety and help you learn to be more in the moment; rather than thinking of the next thing on your to do list.

 F.Y.I- I also do these things.

Relaxation Habits

Meditate- It’s something I’ve done in the past and I’m working on now. My only problem is, I always seem to fall asleep…. But aside from that, I love meditation; it helps you learn to be more in the moment. Sometimes you need that stillness because it teaches you to slow down and really appreciate life, people, connections, and all the things life has to offer.

Diffusers & Essential Oils- There’s nothing like going to your favorite room in the house, turning on your nature sounds and having your diffuser pump out the scent of your favorite essential oil! A lot of people don’t know this, but this is exactly what I do when I go to bed. Then when I wake up in the morning, I feel completely refreshed and relaxed.

Sunbathe- Sunbathing after working in a building all week, is relaxation in itself. There’s nothing like going out in the sun when you’ve been deprived of it. Besides it being beneficial to your health, it also just feels sooo good!

If you’d like to know more benefits of sun exposure Check out https://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/15-health-benefits-sunshine. They’re not sponsoring me, I just thought it could be beneficial for you to learn how important sun exposure is.

Take a walk through Nature- On rough days, I like to go and either take a walk or sit in nature. All those worries you had before getting there, just seem to fall away.

If you do decide to do this, make sure to be in the moment. Appreciate all the sounds, visuals, feelings, and smells it has to offer. Once you learn to do that, those worries and that anxiety are just gonna melt away.

Read A Good Book!- Many people don’t realize the power a well written, good book has. Reading can be an escape from all the stress, pain, anxiety, and discomfort you experience in your day to day life. I can say for myself, there have been some books that have helped me through some really hard times.

You want to make sure that the type of book you’re reading is nothing like your life. That’s why I stick to Erotica, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. I tend to go more for erotica. You wouldn’t believe how much reading something so engrossed in sex, could make you feel so relaxed.


Below are links to some of the things I use, when I’m feeling a little stressed out and need to relax.

                                                         

                                                       

Bath Bombs– Sometimes that’s all you need; A really great smelling bath bomb, that’ll relax you. Along with candles and dim lighting. Now that’s a vibe! 

The great thing about the one’s shown above, they’re organic; that’s what I loved about them. That means, you won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals leeching into you skin while you’re trying to relax.

 

                                                               

If you love natural scents and oils, you’ll love this. I have them both; since having them, I don’t see how I’ve been able to live without them.
All you have to do is add water, your favorite essential oil or oils , and relaxation is yours.

These two are just the thing you need to mellow out, on days when your boss gets on your nerves or you have a very important event coming up; and anxiety is kicking your butt. The other added benefit of this diffuser is it’s 7 LED colors. You could use it for a night light or what I like to use it for; setting the mood for some grown-up activity (if you know what I mean). You also have total control over which of the seven colors you want to show, and if you want it bright or dim.

 

                 

You know I couldn’t end this blog, without dropping a book or two. These two books are FIRE! If you want to read something that is full of emotion and sex; these are the ones for you.

There are so many more that I could’ve added. But I’m sure I’ll eventual add my long list of bomb books.

 

    

Loyalty: Love, Lies, and Betrayal is a little different from the books above; mainly because I wrote it. Also for the mere fact there is a male lead; and he’s bisexual.

I had so much fun writing this book, that I’m sure you’ll have just as much fun reading it. Fair warning; the revision that’s coming out in a couple of days, is going to be way better then the original. If you’d like to wait till then to get your copy, make sure to mark July 1st on your calendar.

 

 

As always…..

motivational

Summer

Do you ever wake up some days and wonder, “Why do I feel so damn good!”? That’s me today. I am up and it’s currently 3:50am. I don’t have to be to work until 7:45am. I just hope that I can last all day. My current job is working with children K-5. Believe me, it’s not easy. I wish I knew where they were getting the energy from, because I need some.

Oh, I know why I’m happy; because there are only 4 more weeks til the end of the school year. I know a lot of you who have been reading my blogs, have seen the ups and downs I’ve gone through with my last employer; and have gone through loosing my last job with me. I’m sure you’re probably wondering why I’m so happy about the end of the year, when just 3 months ago I was worried and stressed out about bills and loosing my job. I guess you could say I’m a person who works better with my mind, and doing something that requires more mental strength than physical. That’s why this summer is going to be the time for me to act out the things I’ve always wanted to do to further me in my business. I would have tried to do those things before; but at the time I didn’t have the funds. By the grace of God, I have acquired what I need to get the type of exposure I’ve been craving. So instead of being stressed out, I’m going to take the time needed to prepare and plan for my future business ventures. I’m so thankful that I’m finally able to have a little freedom.

As most of you should know by now, when I write a post I always want you take something from it you can use in your life. This one is no different. If you haven’t guessed what that message is; it’s one of resilience, faith, and maintaining your ambition, to live and do what you love. As I always say, nothing is impossible. All you have to do is believe and it will make itself visible.

Also, READ!!! There are so many great books out there that haven’t been touched because they aren’t as easy to consume as an episode of Love and Hip Hop or…. lets say Star. Take the time to pour into yourself. If you didn’t know, that is what you’re doing every time you pick up and read  a book cover to cover. Sometimes that’s what you need; are times when it’s just you and that amazingly written book. If you don’t know what to start with I’ll give you some suggestions.

Self Help

  • People Pleaser
  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind (currently reading)
  • The Art of Saying No
  • Who Moved My Cheese

Fiction

  • Fly Girl
  • APF
  • Shame on it All
  • Nervous
  • Little Girl Lost
  • Friends and Lovers
  • Milk in my Coffee
  • Full Figure Plus Size Divas Vol12
  • God Help the Child
  • Lipstick Hustles

History

  • Stolen Legacy
  • Ancient America
  • The Teaching of Ptahhotep
  • From Babylon to Timbuktu
  • The Secret Chamber of Osiris
  • Medical Apartheid

Finance

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • Unfair Advantage

These are only a few books I’ve read. Let me know if you found this list helpful. And if you have any books you want to recommend; you think I’ll like, please do. I’m always ready to read something new.

Also if you like books filled with drama and lust, please check out my recently published book. Loyalty: Love, Lies, and Betrayal.