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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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  • jewelrymom3 By jewelrymom3
    10.19.11  

    Nothing like a long hot shower to relax in and then snuggle up on the couch to finish unwinding! !

  • francesp By francesp
    10.19.11  

    I get a little "me time" every week day! I ride the bus to work and it is about a 20 minute ride. I always have a book wtih me and read for that 20 minutes. It totally relaxes me for the work day ahead. Some days I also read on the afternoon ride, unless my best friend catches the same bus, then we have "girl time."

  • rlh1129 By rlh1129
    10.19.11  

    Being a stay at home mom is still new to me, so I am trying to figure out the best way for me to relax. I have found two things that help me. A shower or a good book. Two simple things that I enjoy for a quick break from the kids.

  • AGSPAK By AGSPAK
    10.19.11  

    taking a little time to read simple thoughts books - even if just a few pages. they help you reflect on your life and put things into perspective

  • vtangelgirl By vtangelgirl
    10.19.11  

    I concentrate on my breathing until all the cares of the day fade away. Then I either read a funny book. (Stephanie Plum series, or Shopaholic series right now. I say a prayer, and count my blessings....OR I pull the curtains and dance!!!

  • gigglin27 By gigglin27
    10.20.11  

    Reading takes me to another world where I don't have to think about my world for a bit and I can escape. I have also found that there is nothing like a Zumba class to feel good and of course the old fashioned ten deep breaths is surprisingly quite relaxing.

  • teasie29 By teasie29
    10.21.11  

    I love to cook for relaxation. Sharing good food with friends and family are the best times in life. I just can't pass up deals on neat serving wear or new kitchen gadgets. I have a pantry that is a room and contains 5 large shelves with dishes and food.

  • MissELF By MissELF
    10.21.11  

    So who won this?

  • anglvsmal By anglvsmal
    10.23.11  

    My me time is at night when my husband is laying on the coach watching tv, I go into the bedroom sit on the end of the bed a meditate for about 10 mins. Then I go get the foot soaker and soak my feet for about 10 min, then I read a book and fall asleep. It hard to get in some time, but with this 30 min routine, it makes it easy to unwind the stressful days.

  • Andrear25 By Andrear25
    10.27.11  

    Nothing better than soaking in the tub with a good book and a nice scented candle nearby.....doesn't hurt to have a glass of wine while I am at it!!

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