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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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  • bikerbabe724 By bikerbabe724
    10.12.11  

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • smdoyle01 By smdoyle01
    10.15.11  

    I go to Zumba class after a long, crazy week. The dancing makes me smile and feel free. Amazing how and hour can be so refreshing.

  • EmKay23 By EmKay23
    10.15.11  

    3 days a week, I unwind with a 5 mile walk with a good friend of mine. Around this time of year in Alabama, the weather is perfect for being outdoors! Then for the "just me" time, I put on comfy PJ's and snuggle up on the couch with my dogs and a good book, where I can immerse myself in a totally different world for awhile. Both of these things help me to leave work stress at work and enjoy my weeknights.

  • tmcprice By tmcprice
    10.17.11  

    after we put the kids to bed, we take a 20 min drive or walk just to relax and have adult time.

  • mimoaljen By mimoaljen
    10.17.11  

    After a long day as an accountant, when I get home, I sit on my back deck with a steaming cup of coffee, while watching my daughter swing on the tree swing, and the dogs running and playing in the back yard. It reminds me of the simple things I so appreciate everyday!

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