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Relax & Share to Win One of 5 Cool Gadgets

Relax & Share to Win One of 5 Cool Gadgets

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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  • Ashleylynnw0216 By Ashleylynnw0216
    10.10.11  

    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!

  • 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.

  • mellanhead By mellanhead
    10.11.11  

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Sweeper2000 By Sweeper2000
    10.11.11  

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

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