There’s much debate surrounding the best time of day to meditate. Is it in the morning before the distractions of the day arise? Is it in the middle of the day when you need a break to focus on mindfulness? Or is it at night when you’re preparing for bed and reflecting on the day you just had? However, the truth is that it can be all three—or none of the above. The best time to meditate truly depends on the individual and when they best find awareness during the day. [Read more…] about When is the Best Time of Day to Meditate?
Relax and Unwind With This Mindfulness Meditation
Taking a few minutes to meditate can calm the nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you feel more centered. Practice this short and simple mindfulness meditation. All you will need is a cushion or a yoga mat, a quiet space, and a few minutes of your time. [Read more…] about Relax and Unwind With This Mindfulness Meditation
Why Switching Off and Getting Cosy is Important for Your Mental Health
Every generation thinks that they lived in the most turbulent and stressful times and there is certainly a truth to that. But these days, it seems harder than ever to escape the stress of modern life and to switch off from it all.[Read more…] about Why Switching Off and Getting Cosy is Important for Your Mental Health
How to Disconnect From The World And Find Peace
Disconnecting from everything around you is hard, but necessary. Do you have stress build up in your body? Neck and shoulders tense? Is your mind going faster than your body possibly can? STOP! Disconnect. If you live in chronic, persistent stress you will be welcoming a stroke soon.[Read more…] about How to Disconnect From The World And Find Peace
How Blogging Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing
Documenting your thoughts is no longer limited to journals and diaries, there are so many ways to go online. Creative and expressive writing provide a number of benefits that help to relieve stress and alleviate negative emotions. While journaling and diarizing thoughts is a wonderful personal experience, blogging has the added advantage of allowing writers to place their thoughts online, where they might be read by others. [Read more…] about How Blogging Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing
30 Ways to Relax on a Budget
We all want to get as much as R&R as possible, but unfortunately, life doesn’t always give us what we want. Worse, stressors are everywhere – at home, on the way to work, and at the office. While that’s normal, stress that’s not released will accumulate, leading to all sorts of health, emotional, and mental issues.
That’s why it’s important that we diffuse stress as often as we can, and engage in activities we find relaxing all throughout the week.
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But how is this possible when you already don’t have enough time and money for your regular responsibilities? How can you afford to indulge yourself?
One thing to remember: relaxation != expensive.
There are a lot of ways to relax without having to spend a lot. Some are even free.
The key is to find what works for you and to allow yourself to let go of stress. Here are some ideas to relax on a budget.