August 15th is National Relaxation Day. The Virginia Square Towers is bringing you some tips on how to have a relaxing day here in Arlington, VA. We have a few ideas to practice at home as well as nearby spas to try out. We hope you get a chance to relax this month and treat yourself.
Take a Pause
Taking some moments throughout the day to pause and breathe can reap great benefits. We live in a culture of busyness, but sometimes our bodies need a minute or two to focus on how we feel and let go of the daily tasks we’re consumed by. This gives our bodies the chance to tell us what we need to feel better. Maybe we have some aches and pains that we aren’t aware of because of the constant tasks on our mind. Give yourself a minute to focus on your breath and focus on how you feel. You’ll be surprised by how those couple of minutes can help.
Evaluate Your Goals
Sometimes stress can come if we’re too worried about the future or we’re focusing on the past. It’s important to live in the present moment and not worry too much about the things we can’t control. It’s also important though to take some time to evaluate where our lives are headed. This can bring the peace of mind we need to keep moving forward in a good direction. Evaluate where you’re headed based on your goals and if that’s where you want to go. Realign those goals with where you want to end up. This can give greater meaning and motivation to work harder and live happier.
Learn New Skills
Learning skills to help us cope and manage stress can help us to live a more relaxed and happy life. One skill could be to practice having a routine. For those who get anxious easily, a routine can provide the stability they need to feel some security in life. For others maybe they need to learn and practice relationship skills to create more peace in their relationships with friends and family. Other skills could be meditation, yoga, exercising, or learning what helps you individually to feel relaxed.
Visit a Spa
A day at the spa is a great way to unwind and relax. Did you know there’s a spa that’s just a 2-minute walk from our apartment community? Check out Aura Day Spa to get your nails done or have a massage and facial. Amanda H. said this about Aura Day Spa: “Amazing salon! Super friendly staff, very clean, highly recommend aura Day Spa!” Mimi Day Spa is also very close to the Virginia Square Towers (just a 3-minute walk). Tarah J. said, “The staff [at Mimi Day Spa] is super nice and the salon is very clean. I'll definitely be back!”
What helps you to feel relaxed? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading and take a day to relax this month.