Stay Stress-Free in 2012 with these Simple Suggestions

2012 is here and we want to make sure that this year is as fun, stress-free, and relaxing for everyone as possible. We know that life can throw in a couple of unexpected surprises (good and bad), but there are some simple things we can do each day to keep us calm, happy, and rejuvenated so that we are better able to handle everything that comes our way. Thanks to our friends at Walgreens, we are able to share our tips with you.


Turn off the Lights
Relax and unwind when you come home and instead of keeping bright lights on, switch to candles. Enjoy the warmth and calmness these candles will add to your life. The extra bonus? These scented Patriot Candles Jar Candles ($9) from Walgreens will have your place smelling amazing in no time. Choose from scents such as Cinnamon Vanilla, Homemade Cookies, Sea Grass, Wild Berry, and more.

Take a Bath
Set some time aside for yourself to de-stress in the bathtub. This Lavender Soak Epsom Salt ($5.29) from Walgreens is the perfect addition for your bath. With all the energy you spend taking care of everyone else, it's only fair you take care of yourself, too.

Stay Fit
We know how tempting it is to make a long list of New Year's Resolutions - and we know how easy it is to break them. Stay strong this year and stick to a workout routine that you can do right in your home. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and one of our favorite things to use is this GoFit Exercise Blue Ball ($22.49). We can do sit-ups, push-ups, or just lie on the ball and let it roll down our backs, which is a great way to stay active after a long work day. This Stamina Trampoline ($53.99) is another way to stay committed to your workout plan. Do you remember how much fun you had as a kid when you jumped on a trampoline? Bring that back into your life and share this with your friends and family for a workout that's both fun and effective. If you've been heading to the gym just so you could use equipment such as medicine balls and kettlebells, it's time to get your own. This Altus Be Fit Look Fit 10LB. 2 in 1 Power Medicine Ball And Kettlebell ($31.99) comes with a DVD so you'll have someone guiding you as you work out - right in the comfort of your living room.

Keep Your Skin Soft and Smooth
We love stocking up on lotion so we can make sure our skin stays soft year round. Keep this CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM ($10.99) by your bed so you will always remember to apply some before you go to sleep. CeraVe will nourish and hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and irresistible. Nivea Essentially Enriched Daily Lotion ($7.49) is something else we can't get enough of, and for a limited time, you can buy 1, and get one 50% off at Walgreens. A great way to boost our self-esteem and keep us happy and relaxed is making sure we are taking good care of our skin.

We hope these tips will help you stay healthy and relaxed in 2012 and beyond!

This post is sponsored by Walgreens.

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