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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)

AND

2 Motorized Scalp Massagers ($12 value each)

 

Good luck!

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  • DKanavel By DKanavel
    10.05.11  

    I love to take a nice hot bath... always helps me unwind!

  • sharris By sharris
    10.05.11  

    Two or three evenings a week, I go for a evening walk around the country side near our home. This fall weather makes for a beautifully cool evening walk. I usually bring my German Shepherd girl dog along, she loves it too!

  • EMStelley By EMStelley
    10.05.11  

    I sometimes going all day without even taking a moment to pull inward and just breathe. The best thing I do for myself every day is on my drive home. Rather than turn on the normal radio station, I put on classical music. I find that it's much easier to focus on relaxing when I'm not singing along or paying attention to lyrics. Just that 15 minute drive home really clears my brain and gives me that oomph I need.

  • Glamamama1 By Glamamama1
    10.05.11  

    I work full time and so does my husband. I have a home office and am out all day seeing clients. Computer in the office at home plus ipad work never seems to end. I like to get in the bath at night after everyone is in bed and read a magazine!

  • vickihenry By vickihenry
    10.05.11  

    My favorite way to unwind is to take my bible and sit on the front porch by the pond. The relaxing sound of the water rippling combined with being outside in nature make the perfect setting for receiving the word. I feel like I'm in the garden.

  • lolo38 By lolo38
    10.05.11  

    My technique is sort of corny, but it works for me. I find a spot to just close my eyes and deeply breathe. In my head (or out loud depending) I simply say "in with the good (inhale), out with the bad (exhale)". It calms me.

  • Jamaica11434 By Jamaica11434
    10.05.11  

    I either go for a walk by myself or take a bath.

  • Karenf By Karenf
    10.05.11  

    I find an hour a day to go to the gym. Exercizing at home is not the same- I can always find something I need to do there. At the gym no one is asking me for anything (or to do anything) and I can clear my head. It really helps me to relax and get out pent up anxiety.

  • Karenf By Karenf
    10.05.11  

    I find an hour a day to go to the gym. Exercising at home is not the same- I can always find something I need to do there. At the gym no one is asking me for anything (or to do anything) and I can clear my head. It really helps me to relax and get out pent up anxiety.

  • MommaMarymo By MommaMarymo
    10.05.11  

    I like progressive relaxation because it only takes a few minutes and you can do it after you've already settled down for the night, or really anytime. You start with your feet and work your way up. You tense each muscle group--hold it for 20-30 seconds and release. If it won't release, tense, and try again. When one muscle group has fully relaxed move up. It really works you feel like you're melting into your bed or the floor or wherever you are. It also quiets the mind.

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