There are creative ways to reduce stress daily. Take a mini-vacation with coloring. There are many choices of big and small coloring books or download and print out some beautiful Mandala patterns to calm your nerves. You can do it during your coffee or lunch break. Coloring is a form of meditation and a great way to relax, create something beautiful and engage with different colors which works like color therapy.
More creative color therapy topics and many other wellness related topics will be in our new book “Wellness Perspectives” written by the Three Coaches and a Psychologist. The wellness book will be available in fall.
How about a mini-vacation at home every day? It seems like everybody I spoke to has some sort of stress in life and need some time off, time away, or a chance to “chill out” alone. You can take some time off each and every day, you only need to plan it and make some space in your schedule for it. It is essential for your overall well-being. Asking yourself what you like best in vacation, helps you to find the things you like to see, do and have at home to feel comfortable, happy and relaxed as well.
For me for example I like to see, coming in a hotel is: the nice little touches of having a cute prepared basket prepared with some samples of lotions and shampoos in the bathroom and the towels who are pretty and soft. I like to go swimming in the hotel pool, which is one of the sports I like best to relax. I love walking and exploring the new area and then go shopping for some kind of small cute things. Looking for gifts for my friends to bring home is another favored thing for me to do. I love great parks, gardens, museums or art galleries. In general nature is the best for me to relax, go back to the hotel take a power nap and get ready for a good dinner with nice ambiance and a good conversation with a great friend.
You can make it a habit to schedule some of your own favored things to see and do in your own home and neighborhood. Sometimes we need to be creative and resourceful to make our daily life more fun, relaxed and exciting . The tourist offices I found, is a good way to get inspired to find new nice places to see and go in your own backyard…..try something new, explore and experiment what you like best to see, do and have and translate it on a smaller scale to live your own mini-vacation daily.