Sometimes it gets so busy, that you forgot how you can relax. We are here to remind you of the different ways you can relax at home.
You probably don’t need anyone to tell you that rest is important but have you ever put thought into how to relax? A lot of us aren’t great at relaxing in practice, and we all need ways to recuperate from the many stressors of the world for the sake of our mental health.
Here are some tips on how you can relax;
Know what relaxes you
It might sound obvious, but a lot of people aren’t very discerning or creative about how they rest.
For some people going through social media posts help them relax while for some it may be very stressful. Others would prefer meditating, napping, or taking a bath. Whichever works for you is fine, relaxation isn’t one-size-fits-all.
Be intentional about your rest time
Intentionality is a golden rule of rest. For relaxation to be effective, you have to commit to Sometimes we leave ourselves open to distractions or wander between activities because we don’t know what we want. Cultivate the habit of telling yourself, “Okay, it’s time to relax,” and knowing what that means.
Schedule rest time
When we don’t schedule things, we tend to make decisions based on how we’re feeling at any given moment. If you wait for the mood to strike or until you feel fatigued, you won’t rest nearly enough. You have to carve it out on your schedule, even if it’s just 15-minutes here and there.
Enjoy pockets of relaxation throughout your week
it’s quite easy to fall into an all-or-nothing mentality around rest. Maybe you push yourself too hard during the week and only rest on weekends. Or maybe you tell yourself you don’t have the time to rest “properly” so you don’t do it at all. When we do that, we run the risk of burning out. Make a habit of resting at intervals.
Establish a ritual to get in the mood
This is especially important for those who are working from home. When we work from home, the lines between work and personal life can become blurry because we don’t have the usual routines that help signal the beginning and end of the workday. It might not seem like a huge deal now, but those rituals are super helpful when it comes to telling your brain it’s time to get out of work mode and into rest mode.
Lastly, Ask for help
Your inability to rest might be more complicated than you’d expect. Always ask for help, and delegate duties to have an effective rest.