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What I do to Unwind | Relaxation Tips

After my breakup my mom sent me a podcast by The Mindful Kind about self-care after breakups (episode #55 if anyone is wondering, it’s only 8 minutes and great for anyone going through something). It made me realize that even in my relationship when I was “happiest” I wasn’t doing as much for myself anymore! Even the simplest things like wrapping up in a warm bed with a face mask at the end of the day, I had lost those little things in my life. For the record, I am not saying it was because of my relationship, however, this period of my life has given me a lot of time to prioritize myself and get back to doing what makes me happy.

There are a lot of things one can do to prioritize ourselves, I have gotten a lot healthier, worked out, taken my dogs on more walks – but I want to specifically talk about what I do to unwind! One of the best things we can do for ourselves is just take some time to relax and do things for yourself that create a calm space! Leave a comment with any of your suggestions!

Listen to podcasts.

Technically all of the following tips can be done at the same time as this! I have become addicted to podcasts lately. I listen to all kinds, comedy, mystery, self-help! They are all amazing and give me the time to just sit and listen.

Take a bubble bath.

This one is an obvious relaxation tip, but when was the last time you took a bath to really unwind. Light some candles, use a bath bomb, and just take the time to soak in life.

Face masks, face masks, face masks!

This is something else I hadn’t done for myself is sooo long. Face masks are the best and it’s so fun to try new ones!

Cook or Bake.

If you are a frantic baker then this may not be for you, but I love to take the time and actually make long recipes every once in awhile! Pour yourself some wine and really make it a whole activity!

Organize something.

Weirdly enough this is unwinding to me. Ending the day with a clean space is a good way to relax your mind, so although sometimes the task itself isn’t “relaxing,” it helps me unwind!

Read your favorite blogs.

Okay so you are obviously reading a blog right now, but if you aren’t a regular blog reader I totally recommend it! It’s one of my favorite parts of my day when I make time for it. It is something I am trying to prioritize more!

Curl up in a freshly made bed with a book or a movie.

Another obvious tip, but sometimes when I am watching TV at the end of the day I end up multi-tasking and not really relaxing. Taking the time to really just focus on a TV show or movie you have been wanting to watch is a good way to unwind.

Journal.

Lately I have been write things down to re-read when I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed. I look up quotes on Pinterest for inspiration. I really love it! I just do it in my phone, but I want to start using one of the millions of journals I buy haha!

xoxo,

Lauren Emily Lindmark

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10 comments

  • Taylor

    October 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Love these suggestions! Obviously I am reading one of my favorite blogs right now!

    1. laurenlindmark

      October 25, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Aw thanks Taylor, you are too sweet 🙂

  • Caitlin

    October 12, 2017 at 9:10 am

    podcasts and journal are my fave suggestions. I LOOOOOVE pod casts. You should do a post about your faves – I’m looking for some new ones. I have a close friend who went through a break up and I gave her your suggestion!

    http://www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

    1. laurenlindmark

      October 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I can definitely do a post on my fav podcasts!

  • Mia

    October 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Unwinding and de-stressing are so important to keep yourself well! I love listening to podcasts…I probably listen to them too much, haha! Watching a movie adn journaling are two of my favorite ways to relax.

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      October 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Yes!! Haha I am the same way about podcasts, I am addicted!

  • Mariah

    October 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    It’s so true! Sometimes in a relationship we try to serve the other person so much (which is good) but we loose that time that we used to spend on ourselves. It’s important to still do that every once in awhile.

    http://moosmusing.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      October 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Yes you worded this perfectly! It’s so important to care for ourselves 🙂

  • Lucie

    October 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I know that cooking used to make me feel so so good, but somehow I’ve stopped doing it. I really want to make some time for it again, I think it’s one of the best therapies that exist!
    Lucie, xx

    http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

    1. laurenlindmark

      October 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Yes you should totally make more time for it!!

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