Wellness, mindfulness, and relaxation have been buzzwords for so many people for far too long. When, in fact, we are not really designed to be all ‘go go go,’ we are more closely attuned to ‘go, rest, slowdown, break, repeat’. It is so easy to get caught up in the cycle of work, sleep, work, work, and try and fit in a social life, too. You deserve more than slumping into bed feeling exhausted every night. So here are some quick tips on taking care of yourself and winding down after a long week.
Make time to read.
It doesn’t matter if it is a magazine or a classic novel, as long as you try. When you begin reading it is easy to stop watching the clock and put down the technology. Reading is a super relaxing pastime and one that provides some real opportunities for escapism, or even as a learning exercise.
Find a game you enjoy playing.
Some people can pass many hours relaxing and unwinding playing gaming apps on their phone, it’s a great way to pass the time on a commute to and from work. If you’d prefer to game from the comfort of your own home, then you might enjoy something like critiquesdecasino.com.
Start writing a journal.
Writing can be a very relaxing thing to do on its own, but if you combine it with writing about your day, you’ll get even more out of it in the long run. You could opt to write down things you’ve done in the day, and plan other days, or you might prefer to write down how certain situations made you feel. There is no one best way to journal - so you might like to check out a couple of youtube tutorials and see if there is anything that might suit you.
If you are stuck to technology all day like most of us, then you might find that switching off brings you the peace you are looking for. Instead of grabbing your phone when you wake up try slowly brewing some coffee or tea. Instead of scrolling through Instagram read a few pages of that book you’ve been meaning to get around to for ages. If you are going to struggle with switching off, you might like to grab an app to help you.