Life gets stressful at times, so you can become physically, mentally or emotionally drained. Not taking the time to relax can affect your overall health and well-being. There are many ways to relax, and different things work for different people. Finding what works for you and following through with it, is the hard part. Don’t wait until the end of the week to get into relaxation mode. Try taking opportunities throughout the week to rejuvenate and see if it helps you feel less drained and more engaged during the week.
Relaxation starts here...
Pick two of the tips listed below. Try one on Monday and one on Tuesday. See which one works best for you, then make a commitment to do one or the other every day for the entire week. Make note of how you felt the previous week running on empty. Integrating a few of these tips into your normal routine can make a difference.
Ways to relax during the week:
Close your eyes for 20 minutes.
Go for a walk around the block with or without your children.
Listen to a relaxation podcast on the drive home from work.
Take a shower to refresh yourself. Consider purchasing a refreshing body wash that will waken the senses.
Do a moderate workout for 15 minutes during your lunch break.
Participate in a meditation video after work.
Take a warm bath and leave your phone in the other room.
Journal about something you love.
Sit in a relaxing space in your home and listen to music you enjoy.
Cuddle up and read a few books with your children.
Knowing when to relax is a key part of living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Overdoing it at work or at home can be mentally and physically taxing. Take the time to incorporate regular leisure time into your life. You won’t regret it! Now, go relax for a bit!