When was the last time you sat down?
Granted, you may very well be sitting at this moment.. what I mean is when is the last time you sat down, and RELAXED. No cell phone. No tablet. No computer. No Netflix. Just you, a nice book or magazine, a non alcoholic beverage and a peaceful environment.
Sadly, a lot of people will be unable to recall the last time that happened for them, and this is very unfortunate for so many reasons.
Finding your center is not simply "Buddha Talk." We all truly need to find that space which we feel calm, aligned and ready to conquer the world.
If you flop down on the sofa with your cell phone and a bag of cheetos.. that's fine, but you have to recognize that as not relaxing. Your brain is not in a peaceful state as you surf the web for new throw pillows, and the likelihood of feeling groggy from the cheetos is 100%.
Try setting aside an hour a day (at least) for pure relaxation. No downloading e-books, find a great book at your nearest bookstore. Most bookstores have staff recommendations if you're not sure where to start.
Also try selecting a nice tea, (hot or cold) coconut water, or spa water to enjoy through your relaxation process. Another lovely addition to the experience would be a wonderful floral display, be it a bouquet, or one sunflower.
You'll find that you love the process of simply relaxing so much, that you will begin counting down to this luxurious part of your day.
Marci Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body, and avid relaxation type. :)