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After all the purging and organizing you've done, you deserve to relax. "One of the best things you can do over the weekend is to give yourself time to simply chill out," Ravich says. "We're all constantly connected to our smartphones and inboxes so it's important to shut down for a while."
One recent study found that 60 percent of people don't go one hour without checking their phone! But the benefits of tuning out are remarkable: research shows that relaxation techniques can reduce symptoms of many health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Ravich likes to spend an afternoon in a cozy robe, catching up on magazines with a cup of tea, while Martin says she tries to power down her cell phone occasionally from 8p.m. to midnight.
This Sunday afternoon, turn off your phone, drape a pretty scarf over the TV, close your computer, and light a candle. Allow yourself the freedom to simply relax on your couch, read a book, apply a face mask, or even (gasp!) take a nap for an hour or two.
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