The mantra of too much work and not enough play is becoming more and more apparent in our busy lives. The festive season can also be a stressful time for many of us.
Practicing the art of relaxation is essential to achieving a good work/life balance. Relaxation is not a discipline or a chore – it’s simply taking time out to focus on you.
Everyone is different so finding the thing that will best help you to relax is the key. Is it reading a book, pursuing a favourite hobby or spending an afternoon with friends? Maybe it’s a lazy swim, or a long meandering walk.
To really help your mind and body relax and rejuvenate you should also try some regular meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and have a massage or beauty treatment every few weeks too.
To really help your body relax you need to eat clean uncomplicated food, drink plenty of water and sleep . Avoiding stimulants like caffeine and alcohol, processed foods with high levels of sugar and artificial ingredients is very important in this context.
Nurture your body … it’s the only one you have!