Eat Dessert First and 18 More Tips to Replenish Your Emotional Energy
Stressed out? It’s time to hit the “reset” button. Author Vickie Milazzo gives us tips and tricks on how to de-stress and relax.
We’re all stressed to the max. I like to use the scientific phrase “Cray-cray” to describe the feeling of being constantly overwhelmed. There are so many different things that you have to do in one day, you feel like you’re running in heels on a treadmill.
Vicki Milazzo, author of the New York Times bestseller, Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman ($21.95, WickedSuccess.com) says, “Today’s woman has taken on an extreme life crammed to overflowing with commitments and responsibility. It’s not possible to stretch yourself to the breaking point every day and not break.”
“You wouldn’t expect a battery to keep going forever without recharging it, and you shouldn’t expect it of yourself either,” she adds. “Women need to learn to revitalize their minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits frequently, so that they’ll have abundant energy whenever they need it.”
Rather than losing it and attacking people with the pointy end of a high heel, read Vickie’s 19 tips on how to recharge your inner self, calm down and de-stress.
1. Get away.
Take one day off with no responsibilities like Melissa, who assigns Saturday child-care duty to her husband, sends him and the kids to the zoo or park, and enjoys a renewal day.
2. Take a virtual vacation.
Women are sensual creatures. We enjoy rich fabrics, exotic fragrances, music, dance, and art. Yet, as we reach for wicked success and attainment, sometimes we leave these restorative sensory pleasures behind. Indulging in the occasional sensory banquet is second only to an actual getaway. Blanche enjoys vacations in her bathtub with candles, bath oil, a glass of wine, and her favorite CD. Maybe you’d prefer to lounge in your backyard or hammock with a favorite beverage or to curl up in bed with a deliciously light book.
3. Hug a tree…or an iceberg!
Getting off the grid is not always an easy thing to do. (You don’t just hop onto the 5:15 train to Bhutan.) Still, make it a goal at least once a year to get far away, into something so different that it forces you out of your regular relaxation routine into one that entirely disconnects you from day-to-day life. Many people find that nature and wildlife provide two of the most powerful tools for relaxation in the world.
How music, friends and more can effect your moods and more up next!