Take a Chill Pill!

Do you ever wake up after a full night’s sleep still feeling completely exhausted? Chances are that you are burnt out. In this fast-paced world of technology, it’s not surprising that people get caught up burning the candle at both ends. This is especially a problem here in the Silicon Valley, the tech hub of the United States. People are working too many hours, and not spending enough time to care for themselves properly. This is a problem that we all struggle with, so today we want to go over some ways you can re-set your clock, and help you get some rest and relaxation for your mind, body and spirit. We all know that we need to relax and de-stress more, but sometimes we aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Keep reading for some ideas on how how to feel revitalized this week.

Book a massage

There are numerous studies on the positive effects that massage has on the human body. Many of us spend the majority of our day bent over a computer, only to commute home at the end of the day bent over a steering wheel. A relaxing massage at least once a month will not only ease your muscles, but it gives your mind a little break as well. You don’t have to pay top-dollar at a fancy spa either. Check out Groupon to see if they are featuring any one-hour deals, or go check out your nearest Massage Envy for an affordable massage, they have locations all over the country.

Get a Pedicure

Nothing feels as good as being well groomed. The task of grooming yourself can be tedious though, so once in awhile it feels good to pay someone to take care things for you. For around $20 get your nails trimmed, painted (if you choose) and a little foot massage while you are at it. If you want to to go the extra mile, spring for a manicure too. The best part is that you only need to carve out about an hour of your day. This is a surefire way to put a little pep in your step!

Go for a Jog

This may sound cliché, but one of the quickest ways to get your blood flowing is to get out and move. Exercise is not only great for helps alleviate for getting in physical shape, but it also has a plethora of positive effects on your mind. Regular exercise can alleviate symptoms of depression, improve mental performance and boost blood flow to your brain. Exercise can also increase your brain’s dopamine production. So throw on some running shoes and hit the ground running, and start feeling better today.

Download a Meditation App

If you can find ten extra minutes in your day, download a meditation app. Ten minutes is all you need to break up the monotony of your everyday life, and to give you a little relaxing break. There are bunches available, but some of our favorites include the following apps: Calm https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calm-meditate-relax-guided/id571800810?mt=8,
Omvana https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/omvana-meditation-for-everyone/id595585396?mt=8
And Headspace https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

Take a Yoga Class

Grab yourself a yoga mat and find your nearest yoga studio for some instant relaxation. Not only will your muscles get a good stretch, but you can practice some breathing exercises that will help make you feel calm. There are a few different classes to choose from. Some of the most popular types include Bikram, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Try a couple of them out and see which one you like the most!

Pick up a Book

This one might also seem cliché, but it is still the best way to escape from your everyday world. Put down your smartphone and pick up an old-fashioned paperback and let your worries slip away, if even just a few moments before sleep. Treat yourself to a trip to your local bookstore and pick up your favorite genre, be it a thriller, a drama or a comedy.

Binge Watch Netflix

This is a brand new pastime that millennials have created. Clear your planner for an entire weekend, and then prepare to chill. This includes stocking up at the grocery store for necessities, like a frozen pizza, snacks and beers. Now pick a sitcom or drama that is at least three seasons deep. Spend your entire weekend watching Netflix. Some might see this as a vast waste of time. Really though, what is life without being able to take an entire weekend to do nothing. With no pressing plans or prior commitments to stress you out, you will be fully able to actually relax.

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