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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)


2 Motorized Scalp Massagers ($12 value each)


Good luck!

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  • Ashleylynnw0216 By Ashleylynnw0216

    I have 3 different things I like to do to relax. Depending on the day, I like to take a nice warm bath, or shower. The hot water helps relax my muscles. That is if my kid doesn't weasle his way into the bathroom. ;) I also like to go outside on my porch and turn off all the lights and lay down on the couch. It's nice to hear the crickets and the race track that's not far from my house. The sound soothes me. The last thing I will do, is lock myself in my room, and turn on the hairdryer! It blocks out all of the normal household noise and the warmth makes me want to fall asleep!

  • raiderette By raiderette

    I unwind with music, meditation and Chamomile tea. Imagery has helped as I close my eyes and imagine myself in a warm climate, slight breeze and toes digging in the soft white sands. With these techniques, I am taken away from the daily grind and stresses.

  • gazelle_ish By gazelle_ish

    I have a favorite hiking trail that was a stagecoach trail. As I trudge up to the hilltop, I imagine living in the Old West, riding horses across the plains and being romanced by some hunky cowboy. At the end of the hike, I am giddy from the endorphines and the fantasy.

  • geta65 By geta65

    I relax in a hot tub full with ublles and aromatic oil

  • rugame2 By rugame2

    Sometimes when life gets to be too much for me, Iocate the closest amusement park. I seek out all of the rollercoasters, riding them all at least once. The adrenalin and rush help to relax my senses and recharge my synergy.

  • socialwork4kids By socialwork4kids

    A few nights each week I log onto FB and check my email once I have the kids in bed. Cleaning out my inbox is a big stress reliever for me and I get to check in with my friends on FB. I know technology isn't exactly the key to relaxation but it is a nice way to unwind every once in awhile.

  • freckleswis By freckleswis

    Sometimes it's as easy as just staring outside on a warm fall day, but there is one thing that just works wonders. Every night my fiance and I sit on the couch, and he will rub my legs and feet. Since I am on them for 8 hours straight, this really helps! He has always done this without be even asking!! I am so spoiled, but it is the thing that happens regulary to help me relax.

  • chefdeb By chefdeb

    I have an extremely stressful job and my doctor is always telling me to avoid stress. My solution is to get on the treadmill and walk/run for 6-7 miles a night. Then turn on the stereo with some relaxing music and step into a nice bubble bath by candlelight. I stay in there til the water gets cold, then run more hot water into the tub. After finishing the bath, I rinse off with a nice shower and watch my worries go down the drain.

  • mazdagirl283 By mazdagirl283

    My job and trying to meet all my financial obligations are very stressing for me. But every Tuesday evening at 7pm on the dot, a few of my neighbors and I will go on a three mile walk around the neighborhood and talk about our weekend and about plans for the up coming week. It takes about an hour. Cell phones are left behind and we just go. We range in age from 28 to 58, so each person can give a different perspective and advice if we need it. I learn so much from them and thank God everyday I have them in my life.

  • smoeller67 By smoeller67

    Get a glass of red wine and listen to Vivaldi´s Lestro Armonico on the couch ...

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