In a world where many people are preoccupied with a lot to do most of the time. It can look like people have less time to take a break, from all that is happening.
Just picture for a moment an adult who is married and has children. They have responsibilities at home with their children, spouse, relatives, friends and at work. While all this is happening, they are expected to be at their best most of the time. Yet at some point that may be impossible because they are worn out.
So here are a few activities you can do to help you relax physically and menatally in this busy world;
This is one of the best ways to help our bodies rest mentally and physically. Usually after a good hour’s sleep, our bodies feel more relaxed, energised and ready to proceed with the day.
This helps free our minds and focus on the now. Meditation helps us to stay calm and relax. The whole process also teaches us to just stop, and focus our minds on something, which is the very essence of relaxing.
Listening to music
Music that is of a good volume and controlled genre can go a long way in helping us relax. Some songs have interesting lyrics and calming beats that make all this possible.
Watching movies and series
From experience I can tell that nothing beats a well chosen movie or series when we need to refocus. Some of these televised shows have content that helps us see things in a different way.
Well written literature can go a long way in helping us feel better. If you have been around long enough, you can attest to the fact that the sqoop section on the Daily Monitor ( a Ugandan newspaper) served this purpose well.
Playing an instrument
People who play some instrument keep saying that all they need is to play it on a hectic day, to clear their minds. And since I have heard it from more than two people, I believe it does help someone relax, even the person listening.
Jogging or talking a walk
Taking slow paced runs or walking at any time of the day helps us sweat and release some toxins from our bodies. This leaves the body feeling refreshed.
Some people find it therapeutic to write down anything and everything. This is also a good way to free your mind from those incredible thoughts and ideas.
Our natural environment is filled with lots of plants, animals of different species and other natural features. Going out for bird watching or even just to watch the sky is a good way to refresh ourselves.
Watching Comedy Shows
This one is top on the list of things to do when you need to relax. Comedy shows like the Daily Show by Travor Noah or our very own Comedy Store in Uganda, is a go to place for many people after long hours of work. Even when you can’t access a show, there are people who are funny and will make us laugh for free. The point is to laugh, as nothing beats a good laugh after a hectic day.
When it comes to relaxing, scrolling through social media is not a good way to do so. In many occassions, some sites make people stressed instead.
There is no activity everyone must do to relax. We all have to find what makes us relax.
Relaxing is intentional, that’s why someone can all do an activity and fail to relax because they were not intentional about the whole process.
To you reading this, what activities do you do to relax? Kindly share them with me. Don’t forget to leave a like so that I know that you were here.
See you next month.😊