Do you also feel like this year is just flying by? It was just December and here we are in April already. Yes, modern living is fast-paced and can take a toll on your body and mind if you don’t make dedicated time to chill, relax, unplug and unwind. Recharging your soul through relaxation is the key to holding it together while you’re being more than a mom, wife, sister and warrior. So make time for down time, so that you’re ready for go-time when the moment calls for it.


Here are a few easy ways from the relaxation experts at Lux:  


  1. Go For A Walk

As much as you may not feel like it at the time, you’ll be glad you did it when you’re breathing in some fresh air and getting a change of scenery. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the goings-on in your hood. Exercise is great to boost serotonin levels (your happy hormones) and is a fantastic way to let your mind unwind as you thud-thud down the road.


  1. Take A Long Bath

Don’t underestimate the power of a long hot bath to soothe a tired body after a long day. And as the winter chill creeps ever closer, now is the ideal time to soak in a hot bath. Soothe your senses with any of the enticing Lux fragrances like Juniper oil and exotic blooms. You’ll feel the stresses of the day melt away. Bonus: A recent independent study claims that taking a hot bath may help control blood sugar levels and could even help with weight loss. And yes, we know South Africa is a water scarce country, so please use your discretion before considering this tip.


  1. Meditate

Roll your eyes if you must, but you can’t argue with the science of meditation. A recent Harvard Study has confirmed that meditation actually changes your brain patterns, enlarging the part that is responsible for memory, sense of self and empathy. People who meditate report lowered anxiety, better sleep and an improved ability to cope with stress. If you really want to master the art of relaxation, invest a bit of time and meditate – you will feel the difference.


There you have it, 3 low-effort ways you can relax and get your chill on at home. What are you waiting for? Let the chill-out begin! 

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