Is the daily grind taking a toll on you? Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Would you like to know how you can easily relax and refresh your tired mind, body, and soul?
From getting fabulous hair extensions to spending precious moments alone, there are simple ways that you can do to revitalize and rejuvenate your weary self.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Girls can certainly run the world, but there are also times when you, Wonder Woman that you are, must take the time to pause and breathe. Unlike robots who can toil 24/7, you are also supposed to take a break from all that sashaying and conquering. Even superheroes take time for a breather to collect their thoughts, recharge their energy, and come out all bright and beautiful as ever.
When you find yourself exhausted and depleted, then you must listen to your body and take a break. Rest is also a crucial factor for leading a healthy life because this is when your mind and body can heal and grow. Just blazing on without a care for your own self can lead to disastrous results. Exhaustion can lead to high levels of stress that, in turn, can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate.
To avoid getting sick, it is best to prevent yourself from getting exhausted in the first place. There are multiple ways to reduce stress and manage anxiety such as pampering yourself at the salon, going out for a sumptuous Friday brunch, or working out with your friends.
Here are some very simple yet fabulous ways to keep yourself healthy, happy, and stress-free:
1. Have a Salon Day
If you’re tired and feeling ragged, a day at the salon can certainly help you feel as pretty as you naturally are.
You can get your hair styled however you feel like – cut, curled, braided, or even turned into mermaid’s hair. Also consider getting it treated, colored, enhanced with hair extensions, or embellished with feather locks, sparkles, or Swarovski crystals.
It’s not just your hair that can get attention. You could also get eyelash extensions, get your brows tinted, or get your body waxed or threaded. If you want to get a more beautiful glow, then there are different facials to choose from.
Your hands and feet can also get pampered and prettified. Think about getting hand and foot massages or paraffin treatments, as well as having calluses removed. Nails can also have their fair share of beautifying procedures, such as manicures and pedicures. For extra oomph, you choose from various nail art designs, opt for acrylics or gels, or go for semi-permanent nail polish.
Whatever service you go for, you are sure to come out of the salon feeling fresh and ready to hair-flip the stress away.
2. Visit a Spa
Your body can get a thorough pampering at a spa. Whether you want a full body massage or treatment, or you just opt for a relaxing foot or hand massage, this treatment is sure to help release any tense knots in your body.
There are spa retreats out of town that you can go try, complete with an overnight stay or two. If you don’t have the time or desire to go far, then just choose from a variety of services: call for a massage service to be done in the comforts of your own home, visit a nearby spa, or check into a hotel with a spa salon and mix in a little staycation at the same time.
3. Go Out with Friends or Family
Sometimes, you can also de-stress by going out with your closest friends or family. Spending time together doing things that you all enjoy can take your mind off worries.
For example, you can go to the mall with your mom, watch a movie with your special someone, or paint the town red with your girlfriends. Whichever activity you choose, spending quality moments with loved ones can be uplifting and enriching.
4. Eat Healthy and Exercise
Science says that eating a balanced and nutritious diet can also help elevate your mood. It is recommended that you eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, consume less fat, and limit the intake of sugary or salty food. Eating healthily helps protect you from getting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
The same can be said about exercise or engaging in the right amount of physical activity. Aside from releasing endorphins, working out is also a good way to meet new people or bond with friends and loved ones. For example, playing beach volleyball or jogging in the park is a fun way to exercise and get some sunshine. Running around with your dog or playing tag with your kids also count as physical activity.
5. Spend Some Time Alone
There’s also the option of de-stressing by spending precious moments alone.
If you’re one who values peace and quiet, then aim to just catch up on sleep, get back to your reading, or do some gardening. For some, carving out time to revisit old hobbies or pursue new interests is as rejuvenating as other forms of stress relievers.
Bake some cookies, binge-watch your favorite shows, or simply soak in a bubble bath. Your mind and body will definitely thank you for the me-time.
Get Up and Go
When you make sure to take a break, it helps you focus better on the tasks that you need to do. There is always time for everything, and that includes resting when you are tired and getting back up again once you are refreshed and energized once more.
After you have revived and renewed yourself, you can forge on and continue wowing the world.
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.