Ways To Relax & Unwind

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It’s fairly common for stress to enter your life at some point, whether it be career or lifestyle induced. Beware the jobs that are so stressful they take over the rest of your life. If you are reaching that point, it’s a good idea to stop and figure out how to unwind.

While your job or lifestyle might encourage you to keep going all the time, it’s always healthier to stop and figure out a way to restore your own sanity. Here are a few different ways to relax your mind and body:

Unplug

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When was the last time you went a day without checking your phone at least once? Between texts, emails, phone calls, and social media notifications, just keeping up can feel like a full-time job. Most people check their phone first thing in the morning and it’s the last thing they see before they go to bed. The expectation that everyone should be available all the time has made unplugging difficult, but by scheduling a break, you can finally take a breather. Unplugging offers a welcome respite from the constant flow of communication and data you process every day.

Go Outside

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Spending time in nature has been shown to significantly lower depression, reduce perceived stress and enhance overall feelings of well-being. Spending time outside can also help you sleep better and boosts your Vitamin D levels. Just 20 minutes a day can have a significant impact on your concentration and mood, meaning that when you get back to work, chances are you’ll be better focused. Some of the best walking trails in the Westshore are accessed directly from Pacific Landing. Explore Royal Roads University and the neighboring forest with access to over 500 acres of trails.

Aromatherapy

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Imagine laying on a lounge hair on a patio overlooking the water. A breeze stirs and you inhale the soft aroma of lavender. Aromatherapy has been used for relaxation for hundreds of years. Using aromatherapy essential oils to relax is a very easy and very soothing experience. Used in combination with a short rest or meditation, you’ll feel renewed and invigorated. Shop locally at Soulful Sister in Victoria’s Westshore for aromatherapy products that are free of parabens, SLS, petroleums and perfumes/chemical fragrances.

Get A Massage

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Sitting in traffic or dealing with stressful situations can cause an unhealthy buildup of hormones. Pent-up levels of the stress hormone cortisol can lead to sleeplessness, headaches and digestive problems. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol in the body, allowing the body to enter a relaxing recovery mode. Try a massage at the Westshore Massage Thereapy Clinic to receive a therapeutic and relaxing massage with registered massage therapists. The effects of a massage linger long after it’s over. A massage can trigger a host of brain chemistry responses that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress and better mood.

A Welcome Respite

How do you feel when you’re home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by everything you need to get done? In today’s world stress is always present, but your home shouldn’t contribute to it. Almost nowhere should offer more relaxation than your home. A setting that offers convenience, access to the outdoors and ample amenities will further enhance feelings of contentment.

Pacific Landing is purpose built with planned amenities and services to allow you to live an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle. Getting outside on a regular basis is much easier when your home is surrounded by old growth forest, in the middle of a Migratory Bird Sanctuary and located right on the Esquimalt Lagoon. Register with us today to book a tour at our Sales Centre and tour this beautiful property.

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