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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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  • stackel By stackel

    For me to unwind I have to get away but have no place to go. So I just put on headphones and watch or listen to something that I want to, not what everyone else is watching or listening to.

  • Jovigirl By Jovigirl

    I moved to a new city 2 years ago and away from my best friend, my sister! There is nothing more realxing to me than a glass of wine or a cup of tea on my porch, catching up with my sis on the phone!

  • irelandsunshine By irelandsunshine

    After a long day, I enjoy taking a nice long bath without any interruptions. Then, I like to drift off to sleep reading a good book.

  • Speakingout By Speakingout

    I make a cup of tea or hot cocoa and grab a magazine or favorite book and relax on the sofa. When my beverage is finished, then it's back to the daily grind :-)!

  • Weidknecht By Weidknecht

    I run a home daycare for EIGHT preschoolers, plus I have two teenage boys, so my life revolves around stressful situations. One of my favorite relaxation tactics is to open my patio door and stick my head out the back to listen to the waterfall in my pool for a minute. Just the sound of the water cascading over the rocks is calming to me. Sometimes screaming into a pillow helps too!

  • zipporahs By zipporahs

    While it's not good to drink alone, a wonderful glass of wine in the evening seems to take me away. The reason is less the alcohol and more the fact that I'm treating myself to something special.

  • athriftydiva By athriftydiva

    My relaxation is getting my kids to bed and still having an hour at least of free time to myself before my bed time. I can veg out and catch up on a dvr show, paint my toe nails, eat junk food without sharing, take a long shower!

  • Brenda121 By Brenda121

    I like to sit in a quite room & just relax. That or drive with the radio off so that I can think. I love my family, but sometimes I need to be by myself.

  • kaskap By kaskap

    I love watching a good romantic comedy. It makes me laugh and gives me a break from reality.

  • Christi239 By Christi239

    My husband gives gives me a break a couple of times a week in the afternoon. I retreat to the bedroom and rub Peace of Mind from Origins on my temples. The minty smell is refreshing.

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