By Aly Walansky
We all know we need a bit of special love and attention — but then feel guilty asking for it! There’s easy, affordable ways of making ourselves feel good every single day. Here’s some ideas
Restorative yoga (gentle yoga)
Sometimes just letting the stress out of those muscles is a stress release in itself. You’ll feel so much better, be healthier, and just may discover a love for meditation!
Let off frustration, stress, get some energy — and just have fun! The tempo can depend on your mood, your favorite tune, or whatever is new and fun on the radio.
Listening to music
A great tune makes us all feel better — and you just may discover new loves in the process.
Talking to someone really positive
Positivity is contagious — as is negativity. If you are around people who make you feel good, you will feel better as well.
Writing in a journal
Did you keep a diary as a kid? Have an imaginary friend you’d chat with? The secret behind all these things is getting those feelings out!
Taking a bath
Play some music, pour a glass of wine, and add in your favorite bubble bath. Days don’t get much more luxe than this!
It may sound silly, but it really works — tell yourself you’ll be OK, and are OK, and you will be!
Drinking herbal tea, such as chamomile
It helps you to relax — and is really good for your immune system, too.
Breathe in the wellness — fragrances like lavender are proven to have restorative properties, and just help you relax and destress.
Get a massage
Take a moment to massage out some financial or emotional stress, clearing winter baggage. Take the massage as your help to do this with intention, getting help from the healing hands and relax into it knowing the massager will help. Maybe even share it with the massuese, they may use their magic more directly to help you. Consider it done as you get on the table, not another worry about it, and leave refreshed and renewed on a deeper level than just physical!