Posts tagged relax

5 Self-Care Activities to Get You Through to 2019

The end of the year can be a crazy-stressful time for people all over the world. For many of us, upcoming winter holidays are a whirlwind of activity that can be hard to keep up with. For others, final exams are coming, and others still are scrambling to prepare for the upcoming new year. Whatever has got you frazzled this month, self-care activities are probably…

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Ants and Idle Time: A Productivity Lesson from the Insect World

Have you ever heard the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”? It’s an expression that means a workspace has become overcrowded with too many people trying to work. This can lead to a gridlock as people fight for space and resources and, ultimately, kill the productivity of the group. And apparently, not only have ants figured this out as well, they even developed a…

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The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Have you ever felt so stressed about something that it was all you could think about? Stress gives us tunnel vision. When we’re stressed, it’s hard to focus on anything but what’s causing our stress. Bills, trouble with loved ones, difficulties at work all can quickly overwhelm us and make our hard lives even harder. The effects of stress can wear down our bodies and…

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The Power of Relaxing Sounds: Relieve Stress and Find Your Peace

We are living in stressful times. In a world of rampant economic and social challenges, where millions of people are unhappy in their jobs and relationships, it seems like everyone is constantly stressed out from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed. And it’s taking a dramatic toll on our health; when we don’t relax regularly, our blood pressure goes…

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Why You Should Do Nothing… Right Now

The Italians have an expression: “Il dolce far niente,” or “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It harkens to a long-standing tradition among Italian people to take time to simply sit back and do nothing but rejoice in those quiet moments of relaxation and reflection that, as society evolves, are becoming rarer and all the more precious. Our modern lifestyle makes the idea of doing nothing…

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What is ASMR: ASMR Relaxation Techniques

Ever wonder what is ASMR? It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is characterized by experiencing a tingling sensation on the skin. It’s most commonly triggered by audio and visual media. What is ASMR? If you’ve never heard the term ASMR, you’re likely in the majority. But don’t be surprised if you’ve ever experienced the sensation. People are beginning to discover what ASMR is,…

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How to Stay Calm and Get Relaxed

Always stressed, and don’t know how to stay calm? If you’ve ever used any of the Fabulous app’s “Make Me Fabulous!” modules, you might recognize these instructions: Take a deep breath. Inhale for five seconds, sustain for three seconds, and exhale for seven seconds. This slow breathing technique activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which is dedicated to relaxing your body, slowing your heart rate, and…

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5 Tips To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a good night sleep. And there’s nothing worse than a lack of sleep. However, in our fast-paced society, many people aren’t getting the quality sleep that they need. We’re sleeping much less than we did before, and sleep deficiency is becoming increasingly common. Yet adequate sleep is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. Sleeping well is just as important as eating…

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How To Soothe Your Mind With 6 Different Types of Meditation

Peace of mind. Improved sleep. Spiritual enlightenment. Whatever you’re looking for, meditation can help you obtain it. But there are many different types of meditation, so how can you figure out which is the best for you? To get the full benefit of your meditation practice, it’s important to practice daily and the Fabulous app can teach you exactly how to build the habit of meditation. Founded…

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