Finding time to rest and unwind, especially when life is busy, is important. When we operate in a high stress go mode, our body and mind doesn’t function at it’s best. Over time, we can even start to experience the stress and wear and tear from no rest or time to unwind. Did you know that while we rest our body heals itself physically, emotionally and mentally. This improves our overall well-being. Today we are just going to talk about ways to rest and unwind. Do you include time for yourself in your schedule?
What do You Enjoy?
Finding activities and rest methods that you enjoy that excite and encourage you. We can benefit from activities and movement and rest, but if it is something we truly enjoy, it benefits us more mentally. Having the discipline to include rest and unwinding in your week can improve your quality of life over time. Did you know that allowing time for your body to recover physically and mentally can also improve your relationships? Study show that our closest relationships struggle the most when we are under stress. Could you use some ideas for resting and unwinding?
Ways to Rest & Unwind.
When you enter into time for you, it might be helpful to exhale, take a deep breath and allow your thoughts to come to a soothing positive thought. When you are feeling ready to, you can try one of the methods below.
- Take a 20 minute nap
- Climb or take a walk
- Make something
- Enjoy a bath
- Visualize what you cannot control and let it go
- Journal your thoughts or feelings getting them out helps
- Listen to music you enjoy
- Get a massage
- Get out in nature
- Schedule time with someone you enjoy
- Take a class and learn something new
- Read something enjoyable
- Think of and write out the things you are grateful for
- Enjoy some tea
- Do you like dark chocolate? Enjoy a piece.
- Keep a regular sleep routine with ample hours each night
Learning ways to relax and unwind that you enjoy are important in maintaining a balanced life. We need the space and time that allows our bodies healing. Will you add some you time to your calendar this week? What will you start with? If you have tried to incorporate methods into your life to reduce stress and help you enjoy but feel they aren’t enough or don’t work for you, we are here for you. Contact us today.