tools for 2017

Tools for 2017 – Relax!

Each week on Tuesday for the month of January we are sharing Tools for 2017. To check out the other week topics – click here: Week One – Getting Healthy with FitnessWeek Two – Finances, Week Four – Getting Healthy with Meals.
Life is busy, hectic, and responsibilities are at an all time high. To put it simple life is stressful! I know it and you know it. But what do we do? Well, I think we all just need to relax. We need to carve out time to rejuvenate. Now I know that’s hard because I stay pretty busy myself. But, I have found that you can replace some other things you do with times of rest and rejuvenation.
Here are some examples in no particular order:

  • Instead of watching tv – read a book

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  • Instead of going out shopping – get a massage

You can see a round-up of the spas or massage therapy options in Cumming by clicking here.  If you’re looking for a deal – Groupon has plenty of options for places in or near Cumming. Click here to see what deals there are. And Bliss Mama Wellness has a great special for the New Year: 90 minute hot stone massage for $89 (regularly $125) and $69 for a 1 hour aromatherapy massage with a full body steam treatment in the tabletop steam tent.To schedule, go to

  • The weather has been nice outside this past week, so instead of running errands – go for a walk every once in a while

Forsyth County has great walking trails between all our 20+ parks and the Greenway. Enjoy them! Click here for more info on our parks.

  • Instead of getting lost on social media – disconnect more

I just read this blog a few years ago and it really inspired me. We do spend too much time on our phones. It’s a great practice to disconnect nightly. We don’t need to escape on our phones. Click here to read the blog on divorcing your phone.

  • Instead of cooking at home – go out to eat

I have it factored into our schedule that we eat out at least once a week. This takes the pressure off me from cooking every single night! It’s like a night off. And those nights are always less stressful for me. Maybe even pick a night where the Kid’s Eat Free from our directory!

  • Make time to pamper  yourself every now & then!

Bliss Mama Wellness is hosting an event on February 3rd that would be perfect to pamper yourself. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

What else might you add to our list of ways to RELAX?