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Spend Time for YOU!

Great Ideas for Me Time

When you are the last item on your priority list, it's not healthy. Paying attention to your needs means less stress and better health.  Taking time to relax and de-stress can mean an improvement in your mood, brain function, and memory.  Relaxing is healing for the mind and body.  You’ll make better decisions.  Here are a few ideas to spend some time for you. 

  • Reflexology - Get a foot massage at Joseph Anthony or Relaxation Spa or many other choices in Media.
  • Brunch at Bittersweet Kitchen in Media - great food, great service.
  • Wine tasting/blending at Vino Bambino in Broomall.
  • Movie Night, Date Night, or maybe dancing at Salsa in the Suburbs
  • Pizza Night or why not Seafood Night?
  • A relaxing bath soak replete with scented candles.

There is so much you can do for you. Something as simple as watching a Lifetime movie or a cooking show, whatever helps you relax.

What are the different types of relaxation techniques? Listed below are some of the different types of relaxation techniques from The National Center for Complementary and Integrative

Health Progressive Relaxation: Also called progressive muscle relaxation, this technique involves tensing different muscles in your body and then releasing the tension

Autogenic Training:  Through a series of mental exercises involving relaxation and ideas you suggest to yourself (autosuggestion), your mind focuses on your body’s experience of relaxation.

Guided Imagery or “Visualization”:  In guided imagery, you picture objects, scenes, or events that are associated with relaxation or calmness and attempt to produce a similar feeling in your body.

Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation: Through feedback that is usually provided by an electronic device, you learn how to recognize and manage how your body responds. The electronic device lets you see how your heart rate, blood pressure, or muscle tension changes in response to feeling stressed or relaxed.

Self-Hypnosis: In self-hypnosis programs, people learn to produce the relaxation response when prompted by a phrase or nonverbal cue (called a “suggestion”) of their own Breathing Exercises: For breathing exercises, you might focus on taking slow, deep breaths—also called diaphragmatic breathing."

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