Many claim it’s difficult to find the time to relax, but I think it all comes down to priorities. It’s the same whether it’s exercising, eating healthier, spending time with people who insert something positive to your life, etc. – it all comes down to what you put as a priority. Below, I’ve gathered some of the best ways to relax in a hectic everyday life (at least this is what works for me)..
I’m so glad i discover the world of yoga and mindfulness, it’s truly a great way to disconnect and de-stress from all the stress, obligations, and deadlines in life. Recently, I’ve been attending a fun yoga class at my gym (a mix between Thai chi, yoga, and meditation) and I love it! My gym is currently undergoing a huge renovation so the schedule has changed a bit, but I just discovered that my gym will offer classes in both Yoga flow, Yin Yoga, Bodyflow and Mobility and Streching when renovation is done – my goal is to try them all!
Get busy in the kitchen
I love cooking and there’s nothing better than trying out a new recipe while listening to a favorite podcast or music, and hope for a successful result (it’s not always the case). Cooking has a soothing and calming effect on me – you simply just follow the directions in a recipe and hopefully create something delicious! If looking for some cooking inspiration, take a look at Gaby’s blog!
Relax and dive into a good book
I still have quite a few unread books in my book shelf that I’m planning on diving into this fall. Reading is the perfect activity to de-stress and relax; light some candles, tuck yourself into a fluffy blanket and dig into a good book. Here’s some recommendations; Sycamore Row by John Grisham, Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews, and The Widow by Fiona Barton Barnet.
Point one on the list definitely falls into this category, but being active in general i a great way to relax. You might associate working out or being active as exhausting, and while it might be true to a certain level (because it’s supposed to be exhausting), it’s also a great way to relax. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious, it promotes better sleep, it’s fun and social, and allows you to completely zone out if that’s what you want.. So keep on moving!
Limit screen time and listen to a podcast instead
While I do still watch a lot of TV, it’s safe to say that lot’s of my screen time have been replacing by audio. I listen to podcasts on a daily basis whether I’m working out, cleaning my apartment, I’m in the shower, cooking or laying in bed, it’s a great way to de-stress and relax. There are so many great podcasts out there, so it’s something for everyone. (If you need some recommendations, I did a blog post on my favorite podcasts a while back).
Spend time with people who insert positivity to your life
There’s nothing more negative, stressful and energy draining than surrounding yourself with people who brings negativity and stress into your life. If you feel stressed out, tired or feeling down, take a look at the people around you and consider the situation. Maybe there’s someone you need to remove from your life? It’s always worth considering, because most of the time we’re not even aware of it our self.
What’s you best tips for relaxing? 😊