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RELAX•RETREAT•REPEAT

There’s no denying that life involves a hustle and bustle. With daily responsibilities to take care of, the challenge of continually nurturing yourself can easily fall by the wayside. At Imagine Backyard Living, we try to help people make the most of their outdoor living areas to help provide a more positive quality of life. Our expert team brings together the industry’s top-of-the-line brands, products and services to deliver you with the very best.

There is one thing though that is a critical component to being able to enjoy one of our beautifully executed spaces: Your ability to let go and get into a relaxed lifestyle of health and wellness.

Dealing with a negative mindset is something that can take time to change. For many of us, our default setting is stress mode and this can develop into serious health issues very quickly in life. To learn how to let go, sit back, and enjoy life doesn’t mean that you aren’t a hard worker; it means that you’ve learned how to balance your day, reap the rewards and enjoy the process. At Imagine Backyard Living, we recommend the following tips to help you sooth your mind, body and soul and make the most of every moment:

  • Get rid of the big things.
    In a sense, de-cluttering, organizing, and removing extraneous possessions that don’t fill you with joy or serve a purpose is a great way to be surrounded by positive energy. Plus, if it is important to your life, you’ll appreciate having it around more and the easy resentments from looking at giant stacks of clutter will be gone!
  • Work on being a good listener.
    Whether a spouse, a significant other, a child, or a friend, human connections are a main component in happiness. Tapping into that undercurrent of being human and sharing can help release anxiety and stress while developing character and forging better bonds with those that you care about.
  • Go for endorphins.
    To help boost your feel-good hormones, get moving with exercise. Introduce a diverse range of activities into your schedule can help widen your horizons while challenging you to learn something new. Oftentimes, this challenge in and of itself is enough to give your brain and body a sense of satisfaction and happiness.
  • Get outside.
    There’s nothing like a little bit of time in a well-designed outdoor living space. It will help rejuvenate your spirits and help induce a feeling of calm groundedness. Calming music, hot tub hydrotherapy, comfortable furnishings provides an escape from the grind of the day and a place to connect with family and friends away from distractions. When your backyard is an enjoyable place to be, we encourage you to take advantage of the beauty and comfort and host a bbq with good friends, spend a day relaxing by your spa with a great book, or plant a new seasonal garden.
Author
Cindy W.