A Definitive Guide To Relaxation For People With Busy Schedules 0 768

You’re too busy to even think straight most days. With a calendar filled with meetings, appointments, and social events, you barely have time to sleep, let alone make time for yourself.

If that sounds familiar, you may be among the millions of people who fill their schedules to the max. So what should you do? It may seem like your only option is saving relaxation for long weekends and holidays, but you’ll quickly experience burnout and unneeded stress with this approach. Self-care should be an everyday priority, and your body will thank you in the long run if you make it one!

Prioritizing relaxation is one of the simplest ways to stay healthy. Relaxation can slow heart rate, increase blood flow, and reduce chronic pain. Of course, none of this matters if you don’t ever find time to de-stress. Setting aside time is often easier said than done, so we’ve created a guide that even the busiest people will be able to glean knowledge from. Ready to relax? Read on.

Start your day off right. When your alarm goes off in the morning, what do you do once you open your eyes? Maybe you check your cell phone notifications before getting out of bed or turn on the television as you prepare for the hours ahead.

There’s nothing wrong with staying informed, but what if you changed up your approach? Instead of your usual routine, take some time for self-reflection. How did you sleep, and how do you feel? What do you hope to accomplish today, and how will you do it? Once you get out of bed, take several deep breaths, and do some basic stretches. Drink a glass of water. The more refreshed you feel, the better equipped you are for the day ahead.

Take breaks. Did you know you’re actually more productive when you take breaks? Distraction isn’t the enemy––in fact, you’re even more likely to get distracted if you don’t step away from your desk. Whether it’s taking a walk around your building or putting in headphones to listen to calming music, use any free time you find while working to reenergize and refocus your energy. Not everyone has jobs where you can take an unscheduled break. If you fall into that category, take advantage of your lunch break and make sure you get away from your desk.

Utilize any free time you have. You have 1,446 minutes every day. Naturally, some of that time has to be used for sleeping, eating, and working, but what do you do with any time left over? Even the busiest people can likely find five minutes of unscheduled time on any given day. Once daily relaxation becomes a priority, you’ll be able to spot gaps in your schedule. It can be something as simple as downloading a meditation app on your cell phone and following its instructions when you have some time in your day.

If you don’t have any free time at all – not even a few minutes – this could be indicative of a larger problem. Never taking time to decompress will likely have a profound impact on your physical and mental health in the long run.

Keep a mood journal. This isn’t as corny as it may sound––it’s actually quite straightforward. At the end of each day, take a minute to log how you feel. What went well, and what could have improved? Did you take breaks? What about fitting in time for meditation?

You don’t need a physical journal to do this. Even the notes app on your phone will work in a pinch! You’ll likely begin to notice patterns quickly, especially on days you’ve made time for self-care. The journal will help you realize the benefits of self-care, as your mood is statistically likely to be better on days you make time for yourself.

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Sanseti Timeless Skincare Review by Health & Beauty 4ever! 0 1180

Sanseti Timeless Skin Care

Hello Y’all!

Yes, I’m back with yet another great skin care review! I’m so fortunate to be able to do some great skin care testing from all over the internet. I test a lot of K-beauty from Korea, and healthy skin care brands discovered on Instagram! Sanseti Timeless Skin Care is a little different. It has marine botanicals that I love in a high-quality skin care products. I am always looking to outdo La Mer, which has a powerful marine broth they claim. BUT with all the chemicals La Mer includes, there is no way their products can be truly healthy for your skin and hormones. We want science and natural, organic ingredients to help with our skin care needs. We want healthy skin afterall! Don’t worry though, I have found Sanseti Skin Care to better than La Mer! AND without the ugly price! 😃

I first used the Sanseti 4-Step Skin Essentials Kit without the cleanser. They had accidentally sent me the beauty masque instead, but once I pointed out the error, Sanseti sent me the cleanser with new issues! I used it yesterday and absolutely loved it. Because I have to use a personal c-serum, I simply incorporated it in my regimen which worked beautifully. I found that the following steps really worked well with my morning routine. If you don’t do treatments yourself ( I do AHA, Retin-A, and sleeping masks), this regimen is actually so hydrating and it would work great for those who like night routines as well. I have used Sanseti for 2 weeks and have already noticed so much more clarity, hydration, and my skin just looks amazing without any makeup! Love that!! All the mentioned products below will have highlighted names that will lead you to Sanseti’s website for your convenance. I hope you enjoy!

Advanced Peptide Serum with Natural Extracts

First, I cleansed my face, used my special c-serum, then added a pump of the Advanced Peptide Serum. This is an ultra-hydrating, fast-acting serum. Peptides are an incredibly powerful ingredient that I’ve written about in numerous articles. They are incredibly important to have in your skin care products and regimen. They improve the elasticity, overall texture, and minimizes wrinkles and repairs! You got to have peptides. Normally, peptides alone add a huge cost to the price, but this retails for only $39.95. Buying the entire 4-step kit for $99.95 is a much better value for your dollars, although $40 bucks for a serum is not very expensive at all – especially for a serum that actually works! No real smell. Just a lovely product.

Revitalizing Marine Moisturizer

Sanseti you outdid yourself with this cream! It is hydrating, my skin actually glows! Plus any inflammation I get from my skin treatments, this cream healed faster than the one I normally use! This is my absolute favorite of their products – hands-down! The smell is like a botanical, clean ocean with a slight citrus note. La Mer watch out! This cream screams over your cream!!! It is a water like gel. I love gel creams. Clinically tested to improve fine lines and increase hydration levels, this formula uses an extract produced by bio-fermentation of a strain of Red Marine Algae abundant along the shores of the Hawaiian Islands. Their studies have also shown a substantial reduction in redness. Soothes irritated and dehydrated skin due to sunburn, chemical peels, laser treatments, and harsh environmental conditions. And I see this right away after my LED mask, Retin-A when I wash it off with my sonic and use the serum and Revitalizing Marine Moisturizer my flakes and redness GONE!! The price retails for $24.95. Get the kit!!!

Essential Anti-Puff Eye Gel with CoQ10 &

By now if you’ve read my articles I am usually all about the eye cream. Well, this one is like a depuffer. Perfect for dark circles around your eyes in the morning. It pumps the product on a metal-like ball that is really cooling, refreshing, and like a massage for your under eye and surrounding area. No burning sensation at all. No smell. Really refreshing. This lightweight cooling gel can be easily combined with other moisturizers or sun protection formulas. It includes a blend of Essential Oils that help decongest puffy eyes. Clinical results have shown that 65% of subjects had a decrease in eye bag thickness after 28 days. Testing also indicated a 25% reduction of capillary permeability. It retails for $24.95. Like I said, “Buy the Kit!’ They offer several kits actually if the 4-pack is too much for you. While the 4-step kit is the better deal, there are also 2-pack kits that would be a great place to start. And it is on sale right now!

AHA Marine Firming Masque with Bentonite Clay

I simply love the masque. It is like most bentonite masks I own. The ingredients have the marine firming which I really like. I got a slight tingle. But these clay masks are so important to detox your face. I do them once a week.

This skin care is so synergistic and works well with the c-serum and the essence I paired it with. It works amazingly well just with Sanseti’s beautiful line of skin care. The cleanser has AHA. Which is amazing for your skin. I have been using my Instanatural Vitamin C Cleanser and toner. I highly recommend the 4 step kit! I will be repurchasing the moisturizer and peptide serum. A must.

Thank you Sanseti you now are part of my favorite skin care that I will repurchase and rotate in my beauty regimen!

~Tiffany♥

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Three Cloud Forests to Visit 0 7471

Cloud forests are unique ecosystems that are located in mostly tropical areas at high altitudes. These forests have high levels of cloud cover, precipitation, and very temperate climates. The cloud-cover leads to high levels of precipitation which is taken directly from the clouds. Cloud forests have especially high levels of biodiversity which are home to an incredible number of unique plants and animals. Cloud forests are extremely rare ecosystems that cover around 0.14% of the planet’s land surface. These mystical forests are extremely important to maintaining biodiversity, but sadly many species are in danger of disappearing due to climate change. These fragile forests are worth a visit and worth advocating for change to help save these natural plant and animal havens.

Mindo-Cloud-Forest
Credit: The Globetrotting Teacher

Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo is a preserved paradise in the clouds found just a couple of hours from the capital city of Quito. It is situated where two of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world meet, in the western foothills of the Andes. The convergence of bio-diversity provides for a wealth of possible activities to enjoy the surrounding nature. Topping the list is the journey to the waterfall sanctuary which includes a cable car journey with epic views over the top of the forest and hikes to seven impressive waterfalls. Enjoy bird watching as the cloud forest is home to about 350 unique species. Check out the organic coffee farm or for a bit more adrenaline, raft down the river that runs through the village, or even enjoy a ziplining journey through the forest for more breathtaking views. Wake up amongst the nature in charming tree-house style accommodations that are situated around the center of this quiet village.

Cerro Huitepec, Mexico
Cerro Huitepec, Mexico

Cerro Huitepec, Mexico

Located within the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Cerro Huitepec is an extinct volcano which has a cloud forest located in the upper part of the reserve. This cloud forest is quite untouched with no resorts or accommodations inside the reserve. A trip to the cloud forest here consists of a simple hike but truly allows you to experience the importance of a rainforest. As you descend on the cloud forest, the temperature drops, the moisture increases, and the light diminishes as the trees are reaching high into the sky to compete for light. Clouds suspend over the forest and the more than 100 different species of birds are profoundly heard throughout the forest. The cloud forest is just 5km from San Cristobal de las Casas which has plenty of accommodation and has many other activities in the surrounding area.

Monteverde Reserve, Costa Rica
Credit: Two Weeks in Costa Rica

Monteverde Reserve, Costa Rica

Situated on the continental divide where the Pacific and Atlantic slopes collide, Monteverde is the probably the world’s most visited and well-known cloud forest. It is a cloud forest reserve that encompasses an astonishing 10,500 hectares (25,945 acres) of land. There is an impressive amount of wildlife to be spotted amongst this clouded forest due to the diversity of ecosystems found on the reserve. There are over 100 different mammals like white-faced monkeys, 120 amphibians and reptiles, and over 500 different species of birds. Scientists say there are still many undiscovered species living on the reserve. There are trails that lead to views of the continental divide, waterfalls, and the famous hanging bridge overlooking the canopy of trees.

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