My tips to relax and slow down !


My tips to relax and slow down !

We are living in a time that we are asking a lot of ourselves. We want to get that job promotion, to have the greatest friends, to be the best lover and to look flawless at all times. And that is all fine as long as we are feeling all fine doing so. However, as we weren’t all born as super heroes, some of us may encounter stress in modern life. Yes, me too. And to deal with that unpleasant feeling, I learned myself a few tricks. After we spent the weekend in Napa, California, to enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, good weather, delicious food, sports and (most of all) chillings, I decided that it was time to share my tips to relax.


Tips to relax and slow down!

  1. Travel to a happy place! Not literally; just close your eyes and think back at a time you were extremely relaxed and happy (the place in the pictures is mine). How did it look like, who was sitting next to you and why did you feel so happy? Just go over this moment in your head and you’ll feel just as happy and relaxed as back then.
  2. Go for swim. Nothing feels better than floating in the water and literally letting go of everything!
  3. Live in the moment and stop thinking about your worries for tomorrow! Enjoy that wine if you feel like it instead of thinking about what you have to do later on. You will sort it out, like you always did!
  4. Leave your phone at home. This might sound scary, but it is actually quite nice to be disconnected from the outside world. This will enable you to take a real break.
  5. Enjoy nature! Look at the blue sky, the palms or the sunset. Continue your activities after you have taken a few deep breaths while looking at it!


I hope these tricks will help you to slow down this summer. However, I don’t think of myself as an expert. So please feel free to comment in the below as I would love to hear what helps you to relax and to slow down.

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These pictures were made at The Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, California


Hope you enjoyed this article! Xx Susanne

P.s. You might also like Desert Island Dreams & Little Black Dress!

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  • Leaving the phone at home is golden! Love to leave it for a few hours, even though it’s a bit overwhelming to catch up! Lovely tips so thank you for the reminder! Xx

    • Yes I know right!! I love my phone, but sometimes it is just great to be disconnected for a while! Xx Susanne

  • Great post and tips! Especially about leaving your phone at home, I have to do that on my next trip…at least for a day 🙂

    Check out my latest postl xoxo, Redhura

    • Thank you Redhura! You should definitely try to go out without your phone! You will love it (I know for sure)! Xx Susanne

  • great tips, and I think this applies to everybody!

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    • Thank you babe!! I think so too:)! Xx Susanne

  • This place looks so zen! I love the pictures! A few days ago I accidentally left my phone at home and it was the best thing ever. As bloggers, it feels like we’re connected 24/7, so a little space from social media is great every once in a while!


    Tamara –

    • Thank you very much Tamara!! Happy to hear you accidentally forgot your phone but loved it! I have the same:)! Xx Susanne

  • This place looks soooo nice! Thanks for great tips. Would love to visit it one day!


    • I also hope you can visit one day Edisa!! This place is super perfect to slow down and relax!! Xx Susanne

  • Beautiful pictures and great tips! I’m all ears when it comes to ways to be less stressed so thank you for sharing! Definitely going to try that phone one 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! I hope these tips work for you!! I know for sure that leaving your phone will work!! Xx Susanne

  • I absolutely love coming here!! One of my favorite places to hang out for a drink while in Napa too!

    Meghan |

    • That is so good to hear Meghan! The atmosphere is so relaxed here and they serve really good wines & cocktails!! Hope you can go here soon! Xx Susanne

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