When life gets a little crazy (or, as of late, a lot of crazy), it can be hard for me to calm down. But over the years I’ve managed to find a few stress-relief “sweet spots”, in other words, the things that get me to wind down and put the sparkle back into life.
1. Nothing gets me relaxed like a good glass of bubbly! In fact, now that I think of it, every way I like to relax is better when paired with a little bubbly. It may seem like such a small thing, but it has such a luxurious impact. One of my favorite brands is La Marca Prosecco. It’s smooth, sweet, and delicious. Not only is it available throughout the country (find a nearby retailer here), but it also has an affordable price point (around $17), making this an accessible luxury anytime I need to relax (also, making it my favorite thing about the them). You can find out more about them on their Facebook page.
2. Because my husband and I are nearly inseparable, it would seem that in order to relax, I would need some time away from him. However, just the opposite is true. Spending time with my husband is one of my favorite ways to relax. Some of the things we love to do together to unwind include cooking, walking, traveling, drawing, playing scrabble, and reading (particularly on Sunday afternoons, under the afternoon sun, after a picnic).
3. I’ve been journaling for as long as I could write. In fact, I have boxes filled with tons of my old journals (which I’m sure are filled with juicy secrets like how many chocolate eggs I would sneak from my sister’s Easter basket). Journaling has helped me through sad and difficult times and rejoiced with me in happy times. It listens to everything I need to say, even if I need to say it 1,000 times. It has nurtured my love for writing, and it probably explains why I enjoy blogging so much. Anytime I feel off balance and flustered, I take a step back, find a quite spot, and pour my thoughts out onto paper. I always feel better.
4. Every week, I pencil in an hour or so to do things like paint my nails, give myself a facial, and put on a hair mask. I try to avoid e-mail, work and social media, and truly bask in the quietness of unplugging.
5. Last, but certainly not least, anytime I need to relax, I head to the kitchen. There is nothing that baking and cooking can’t fix, especially if I’m drinking a little glass of bubbly while doing so!
Do you like to relax with a nice glass of bubbly? What are some of your other favorite ways to relax?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco. It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.