Relax & Share to Win One of 5 Cool Gadgets

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 10.05.11
Relax & Share to Win One of 5 Cool Gadgets
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Who says a time out should only be for children?

Jokes aside, a few minutes a day to disconnect and clear our minds is priceless. The opportunity to take a few breaths, relax our shoulders and just sit still can be exactly what we need to recharge and finish the day with excitement and a smile on our face.

It's easier said than done, we know! Crazy schedules, friends, children, spouses, and not to mention today's technology almost always keeps you connected to something or someone. But the benefits of finding that time, even just for a few minutes, can make you feel like a whole new person, like your old self again, maybe even like superwoman.

Research has shown (and supporters can attest) that a little time and effort can go a long way. Practicing yoga, stretching, meditating and running a nice bubble bath are just a few methods of how we can disconnect, and relax. But you, our members, are really the experts. You're the multi-tasking gurus. You're the working professional, stay-at-home mom and party planner all wrapped into one and you do it day after day.

So we want to know, how do you do it  ALL and still find time to disconnect? How do you find a few minutes a day or every couple of days for "Me Time" to rejuvenate your mind and body? Do you have help, set the calendar, or stick to a routine or are you self-aware and just know when it's time to retreat on your own.  Do you find it's easy to put down your cell phone or does someone else unravel your fingers from the keyboard? 

Share your experience with us by posting how you disconnect and how you reflect, and you'll be entered to Win 1 of 5 cool relaxation gadgets.  While many relaxation methods can be done with only a few minutes of peace and quiet, we wanted to compile some cool gadgets to help inspire you to find those few minutes a day for yourself.

The contest starts Wednesday, October 5th and ends Monday, October 10th at midnight EST. There will be 5 lucky winners with one winner receiving the grand prize, the Sharper Image Foot Massager, valued at over $50.

Here are the prizes:

Sharper Image foot massager ($50 value)

Aromatherapy Vaporizer with Oil ($40 value)


Conair Foot bath with bubbles and heat ($20 value)

AND

2 Motorized Scalp Massagers ($12 value each)

 

Good luck!

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  • swt_nurs1 By swt_nurs1
    10.14.11  

    Every night iafter everyone is in bed I turn christian music on just loud enough for me to hear. Then I get a snack and play my favorite game on the computer for an hour or eo.

  • lilacfields By lilacfields
    10.13.11  

    I have always worked full time outside of the home until recently. My husband works from home so now we are a 24/7 couple on most days. Although, this is great for awhile, I had to have some me time. I have found walking in the park listening to different music makes me a better me.

  • jana1 By jana1
    10.13.11  

    After many years of literally following my children and husband around, making sure they had everything they needed to be complete and oh so happy, I realized that I was leaving 'me' out of the caring program. Now, I schedule 'my time', every day. I do Yogi while listening to erotic music. Next I take a short brake, change clothes and listen to even more erotic music while I belly dance. When these delicious sessions are complete for the day, I sip ever so slowly on some kind of wonderful drink. Ahhh! Yummio! Now, I am really me and feelin' alright. Cheers, to my Shespeaks sisters!

  • mysmartypants By mysmartypants
    10.13.11  

    When I have to get out of the house and decompress, I head to a nearby lake for a drive. It is a beautiful lake with winding roads, lots of trees and of course, the sparkling water. It is so peaceful that I can feel all of my troubles and stress just fly out the window. In the summer, an extra treat to lift my spirits is to get an ice cream cone and take it on the drive with me!

  • 1womanrevolution By 1womanrevolution
    10.12.11  

    Although I'm single and have no children of my own, I am relied upon by many family members and friends. Some time I feel like Super Woman -- always ready to jump in and rescue the person or situation. Since my retirement a year ago I implemented what I now call my "pajama" day. Every Monday I allow myself to stay in bed in my pjs for as long as I want to. I do not answer the telephone and does not accept or schedule dates with friends on Monday. Its my day to do things for me and me only. (Unless there is a real emergency). Its fabulous and keeps me from feeling overwhelmed!

  • bikerbabe724 By bikerbabe724
    10.12.11  

    I play Roller Derby. I get out my aggression, its exersise ,what more can a girl ask for?

  • mommy0212 By mommy0212
    10.12.11  

    I have recently been unemployed and its been tough. I have been knitting and crocheting things a bit more now and that helps to pass the time.. I have also joined cake decorating classes and cake pop classes to relax my day away!! My friend and I want to take on a relaxing slow paced yoga class and are looking into that now... I hope everyone has a relaxing day!!!

  • Monyelle By Monyelle
    10.12.11  

    I've been crocheting scarfs for the family as a way to disconnect. It's rhythmic and repetition. Only takes a minute, and I'm completely lost in what I'm doing. It's an amazing way to really unplug and get alone time, even from your own thoughts!

  • sheilassecret By sheilassecret
    10.11.11  

    I get up an hour before it's time to wake my kids up for school. That is my time to relax and have a few cup of coffee and just enjoy the morning before the chaos of our day begins.

  • Sweeper2000 By Sweeper2000
    10.11.11  

    After everyone has gone to bed, I relax with a cup of tea and watch some TV.

  • moo77hb By moo77hb
    10.11.11  

    After a stressful day I like to just take a few moments to read or browse the web just for a little me time!

  • execler By execler
    10.11.11  

    For me,i change into my most comfortable dress and curl up with me cat on the couch for some raunchiest trashiest programming cable has to offer.

  • kkrupsha By kkrupsha
    10.11.11  

    I made a commitment early this summer to find "me" time while my daughter's summer vacation began. I joined a local training boot camp 4x a week. Great exercise and great companionship, but also it led to a more peaceful "me" time - joining an adult Rowing crew. Three times a week, 8 local business women like myself haul a 300+lb shell down to our local river from our boat yard & row for 45 minutes. The peace & serenity of our beautiful river, combined with the natural beauty of eagles soaring overhead & herons lining the shore make me feel the most grounded I ever have been. Gliding across the water, smoothly, in synch with my team clears away my stress and requires focus on the task at hand. Rowing is not only great physically, but mentally as well. It's my peace of heaven for 45 minutes a few times a week.

  • mellanhead By mellanhead
    10.11.11  

    I read. I get into a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book

  • motheroftwoboys By motheroftwoboys
    10.10.11  

    With me being a stay at home mom of two boys. One is 7 years old & one will be 9 months old Thurs. I am constantly cleaning, tending to my infant, making sure he doesn't get into anything he is not suppose to by rolling around on the floor, grocery shopping that needs to be done, pay any bills that need to be paid, getting my son a snack when he comes home, helping him with homework, getting supper prepared, making sure the kids get a bath, & then cleaning up what is left of supper. After all this, I have my husband give the baby his last bottle & make sure both him & his brother are put to bed. While he is doing this, I stand in the shower with the water as hot as I just stand in there until the water turns very cool. When I get out, I sit in the room with just the computer on & I just look at whatever comes to mind. I am just glad to be sitting down for a while without having to worry about getting up soon.

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