Tips to de-stress your summer

by Bionic Beauty on 26.Jun.2010 · 10 comments

Even though it’s the summer and we’re supposed to be more relaxed and “chill”, things just never seem to work out that way in real life.

So to help my fellow Bionic Beauties get their well-deserved R and R this summer, I’m sharing these tips from Total Beauty. Then… post your favorite way to sneak some relaxation into your busy schedule in the comments section below!

I’ll kick things off with a few of my own tips:

  1. Take time for a weekly face mask. Whether you prefer a ready-made variety or my fave Green Clay mask– slather some on and zone out with a book for thirty minutes.
  2. Even a small tub can become a relaxing soaking spot (trust me… mine is TINY!) when you fill the water with some Epsom Salts (great for drawing toxins out of your body) and a few drops of essential oils (I like Lavender for de-stressing; or Eucalyptus when I feel a cold coming on.).

TotalBeauty.com
Stress-Squashing Tips

Don’t compromise your heath and beauty by letting stress get the best of you

Stress-Squashing Tips

This is a TotalBeauty.com health & beauty article

Stressed? Check. Tense? Check? Overwhelmed? Check. Then it might be time to read about some of these tried and true methods like aromatherapy and reflexology to help you chill.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deanna G. June 26, 2010 at 11:54 am

I find doing my nails really relaxing :)

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2 ROBYN @HAWAII June 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Thanks, I needed this today. It is a quiet Saturday for me, so I am now off to soak in a bubble bath, then shower and wash hair. Your right, life is busy and most of the time we put ourself at the bottom of the list.
Thanks for the insight about the tin can, I am going to start doing that now. What a great eye opener !

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3 ROBYN @HAWAII June 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

NOW, JUST IN CASE WILL KNOW “WHO IS WHO” JAMI. ITS NOT A COMPANY. I LIVE ON THIS ROCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN.

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4 Iris Weaver June 27, 2010 at 7:04 am

I like using a homemade coconut lotion to moisturize my skin. Its fatty acids are beneficial and its fragrance makes me relaxed.

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5 Maureen June 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

I find that even in the summer a hot, steamy shower soothes me especially when I throw one of those dissolving lavender shower soothers in the water stream. The mist is lavender scented and I just close my eyes and breath it in.

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6 Bionic Beauty July 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

@Deanna, I really enjoy taking the time to give myself a pedicure and paint my toes and fingernails relaxing as well. I pop on some fun music or one of my favorite movies and “check out” for a bit.

@Robyn, I had to laugh at your comment about the living on the rock in the ocean. It reminded me of the first Harry Potter book where the Dursley’s try to hide out on a tiny island. Ha ha! You are very welcome for the tips and I hope you got some relaxation time in. I plan to schedule some for myself this upcoming weekend!

@Iris, I use all natural coconut oil for moisturizing my skin. Do you make your own coconut lotion? It’s my absolute favorite lotion scent!!

@Maureen, Ahhhh that sounds delightful! I adore true lavender fragrance and use the oil sometimes dotted on my wrists and neck before bed time.

Now be sure you all get some RnR during this potentially busy holiday weekend!
:) Jami

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7 Tashi July 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I try to de-stress by reading in a calm environment, with out on the deck, just chillin’ with my dog being my favorite spot to do it. Other times, I love to lay on my bed and listen to the radio, enjoying any one of the number of talk programs that I like most.

A Happy and safe 4th of July to everyone. :-)

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8 Bionic Beauty July 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Tashi, How could I forget reading and chilling with my dog?!? You described pretty much a perfect day in Jami-land. Except I might like it to be raining too. 😉 I LOVE reading and never seem to have enough time. I just got a Kindle (present from a friend for my last b-day) and I adore it. It will never replace my books, but it’s great for when I go to the doctor’s office & end up waiting, or when I go on trips I don’t have to pack 3-4 hardcovers. 😀 We should really do another “What’s on your reading list?” for an upcoming Bionic Asks. I bet you & I would like some of the same books since we seem to have so much in common!

Happy 4th to you! (How does your pooch do with the fireworks? Woo runs around barking and woo’ing like the Tazmanian Devil LOL!)
Jami

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9 Tashi July 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hey, Jami, you can’t be expected to remember *everything*. :-) You’re human, after all, chickie. That was so kind and thoughtful of your friend to give you a Kindle!! Oh my goodness, what a gift. Personally, I couldn’t use one, only because I love all of my books way too much. I do understand what you mean about being at the doctor, etc. I have an older model Blackberry, which I use on occasion when I’m out and about, and without a book or magazine. If I go to the doc, etc., I usually carry only one book. But when I travel anywhere, even by car as a passenger through my own state, I can never carry less than an armload of books (I can never make up my mind! LOL). Crazy, huh! I prefer Mystery/thrillers, like the Vince Flynn books, and many other types (non-foction, fiction, cookbooks, sewing/crafts — it’s all good). I haven’t quite made it to the Twilight series (gasp!! 😉 LOL). You mentioned that “Eclipse” would probably be to my liking. If I started with that one, would I miss out on being up on the story at that point??

My doggie freaks out and barks when the fireworks start up, so I try to hold him while we’re sitting, or take him to the basement with me, where I might do some sewing, reading, whatever. Sometimes, I even put on the radio to some music or talking, in hopes of calming him. Just something to keep him occupied. He’s older now, and more fragile, so he gets agitated easier with the fireworks. Thank goodnes, they’re usually just during the 4th of July holiday time. I read an article in the paper about suggestions on how to calm one’s dog at just such a time. I can’t see kenneling my dog until it’s all over. He just wouldn’t understand, and think I think he made a mess in the house. As long as I am close by, he’s usually pretty good.

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10 Tashi July 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

P.S. After all that, I forgot to mention, yes, the reading list idea for “Bionic Asks” is cool! Sooooo many books, so little time, though. :-)

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