Relax Into The New Year With These Six Activities

News| 4th January 2022
Relax Into The New Year With These Six Activities
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Kick off the new year in a state bliss with a little ‘me time’. Unwind after what is often a hectic holiday season with activities that will calm the mind, relax your body and indulge the senses.

Take yourself out for lunch

You don’t need company to appreciate a delicious meal. Take an afternoon for yourself by enjoying a lunch solo, with the help of a good book or magazine Nextra. There are great restaurants and cafes to explore, including Shingle Inn and Beach House Bar & Grill.

Enjoy a soothing treatment

Massages are an incredibly effective method of relaxation. They also come with a number of valuable health, such as reducing stress and muscle tension while improving circulation, energy levels and your immune function. Li’s Massage has a team of qualified masseuses than can take you from stressed to blessed! Or, why not treat yourself to a facial at Grand Plaza Skin & Beauty.

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Go on a waterside adventure with a friend

Find your swimwear essentials from City Beach and pick out a beach, river or waterhole to explore. Without the distraction of technology, the sounds of crashing waves and bubbling streams can provide a relaxing soundtrack to meaningful conversations.

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Set a goal that focuses on relaxation

A start of a new year doesn’t mean you have to set difficult or unachievable goals. This year, try starting new hobbies that are sure to have you feeling more relaxed. It could be a list of books that you’re hoping to work through, encouraging quiet moments alone reading with multiple genres available QBD The Bookshop. Alternatively, you could also try a relaxing new activity such as yoga or meditation each morning, to have you starting your day in the right mindset.

Bond over a light-hearted activity

Laughter really is the best medicine, which is why something as simple as seeing a comedy movie or playing a game with a friend can leave you feeling happy and relaxed. Studies have shown that a good, hearty laugh can relieve stress, leaving your muscles feeling relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterwards. Treat yourself and the kids to a good belly laugh, right now Event Cinemas is showing family comedy films, including Sing 2, Clifford The Big Red Dog and Ghostbusters Afterlife.

Discover an out-of-town location

Hit the road and explore somewhere new. Say hello to some friendly animals at a country estate, explore a picturesque garden or pick delicious berries at a regional farm. Do your research on the best location ahead of time to make the day as carefree as possible. Make sure to pack all the essentials, like a hat, sunscreen and snacks from Big W.

How do you rest and unwind ahead of a busy year? Let us know by tagging @grandplazaqld on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #ShineBrightIn2022.

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