Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Things Friday: Five Ways to Relax

So, I was doing some yoga stretches today, and I thought I should share with you some things I like to do to help me relax:

1. Herbal or Decaf Teas:

Some of my favorites are Twinings Decaf Chai Tea, Peppermint Tea, Chamomile Tea, or Sleepytime Tea.

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2. Curling up with a good book:

I love almost anything by Jane Austen, or a fun young adult novel. The most recent one I've read is These Are the Moments by Jenny Bravo. 

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3. Crocheting:

Or any type of craft. It keeps my hands and mind busy. I also enjoy coloring, and needlepoint or embroidery. You can find the pattern for this blanket here.

4. Listening to Music:

I have a Spotify playlist called "Soothing Songs." Two bands on there have really calming music: Vancouver Sleep Clinic (here is a link to their Winter album) and Amber Run (I really like their 5AM Deluxe album).

5. Yoga:

There's a YouTube channel called Fitness Blender that has all types of great workout videos. I like the fact the videos are easy to follow and are of varying lengths. That way you can choose a video that fits how long you want to exercise that day. My favorite Yoga video of theirs is only 13 minutes long and is fairly easy (except for the bridge!).  Here is a link: Goodbye Stress Calming Stretching Workout.