{How To} Take Back Your Day

March 07, 2011

By Katrice

Sometimes, no matter what you do, your day can get the best of you. And let's face it, we've all given in to the downward spiral at some time or another. 

That was then. This is now. Try my cure-all tactics and take back your day every time.

1. Drop you bags  at the door, turn on some relaxing music and head straight for the shower. I find that a steamy lavender shower helps me to regroup and come down from a hectic day. The key to this first step is to leave the stress of your day in the shower.

2. Take an earth hour. If you haven't tried this yet, you're probably wondering why I keep bringing it up. But, trust me, done correctly -- it will become a part of your relaxation routine. 
When you have finished your shower, light your candles, turn the music and your cell phone off, and stretch out on your bed or couch. Let the quiet relax you for a full 60 minutes. 

3. Prepare a good meal. One of my favorites, on a day like this, is pancakes. {IHOP buttermilk pancakes, to be exact, are my version of comfort food without going overboard. Recipe here. You're welcome.}

4. Catch up with a friend. 

Sometimes a good heart to heart or something as simple as a hearty laugh can save the day. 

5. Get to bed early. Allowing your body the full benefit of a good night's rest will reduce your stress and prepare you to bounce back in the morning. Trust, it works.

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  1. Timely post ... because it's Monday and my work day felt like Friday (i.e. it's been a long and exhausting work week already).

  2. We all have those days that get the better of us. My antidote is a vigorous workout to sweat out the stress. Great tips K!

  3. You are absolutely right, Fajr. A good workout can help bring things back on track as well. When I work out in the morning, I feel like I can handle anything throughout the day.

  4. I'm definitely going to have to try the earth hour & get to bed early...I never do that.

  5. Great suggestions... Like the idea of taking a shower as soon as you get home, before anything else happens...
    I'd add - practice some self-massage (you can find instructions on the web) or better yet, have someone massage your back and shoulders!
    (BTW - loving your blog - just found it!)

  6. Oh, I LOVE the concept of an 'earth hour'! B-r-i-l-l-i-a-n-t post :)

  7. Thank you Chiara and Corinne. And yes, Chiara, I've recently discovered that sometimes I need to massage my own neck. Never even considered it.
    : )

  8. Pancakes are my go to comfort food too. All great ideas!

  9. I like that...I really really like that routine...allowing yourself to just BREATHE. I think my mom could utilize this practice.


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