Watch a bird bathing in a puddle-fluffing its feathers joyously, scrubbing its belly gently with the tip of its beak - you realize that humans are not the sole seekers of rejuvenation! It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle in this hustle and bustle world. We're entering into the first lap of 2021 which is why it's important to do our absolute best to take some time to rest, relax, and get rejuvenated. While we are so busy hustling and working hard every day, we often forget to give our body, mind, and soul the rest it needs. Of course, working is important, but one must also learn to pause and reflect every now and then. We're all only a few nights of decent sleep away from being high functioning adults, right? If we could just sneak in that magical week of relaxation and rest, wouldn't the world be a better place for us?
Minimal phone, minimal distractions!
Relaxing can be a daunting task for some. The reason is oftentimes, it is easier said than done. With all the outside factors that contribute to stress – work deadlines, personal struggles, and more – there is simply no rest from daily stress. Making time to unwind is an important part of maintaining good health.
Rest your brain
Give your mind a break. Relaxation isn't just about resting your body—resting your mind is just as crucial. Too often we jeopardize our sleep for other priorities. Get adequate sleep to feel rested. Remember that this is an important part of your physical, mental, and emotional health.
No to-do lists
Most of us have a massive to-do list and we feel we can't afford to slow our pace. But remember this - doing fun things that we enjoy in our leisure time compensates us for the unpleasant stress we may experience in life, bringing some balance back into our world. Light a candle and meditate, walk in nature, connecting with others is an important part of relaxation too.
Plan a getaway/ trip
If you plan something relaxing, like a short trip or a long vacation, you'll be able to quickly recharge. It doesn't matter if it's on sand or the footpath, a few minutes outdoors - enjoying fresh air can do wonders to your mood.
Have hearty meals
Are there certain aromas or flavors that give you a sense of comfort? There's a lot to be said about the power of food. Eating great food is equal to having a great day.
Embrace the quiet time
We're so busy trying so hard every day that we're stuck in “doing” mode. Including quiet time provides you the space to allow and attract what you want in your life. On your journey to achieving whatever your heart desires, make sure to include a ritual of regularly rejuvenating – you will be so glad you did.
Don't forget daily self-care
Even if you're relaxing, it's still important to do the things you normally do to stay healthy and happy. Whether it's running, going to the gym, meditation or deep-breathing exercises don't let these things go just because you're “on vacation.” And if you don't already do any of these things, now is a great time to start!
Why take some time off to relax?
- Restores your energy: You need to rest and recharge in order to perform at peak effectiveness.
- Repairs your body: Rest and relaxation reduces stress and improves your overall health and wellbeing.
- Improves your focus: An active mind gets tired just like an active body. Sometimes when we give our mind a break from certain thoughts, we return with immense clarity.
- Improves your mood: Relaxation makes you feel happier. When you choose to think about things that make you feel good, you'll discover that you actually feel more positive about the challenges you face, and begin to see obstacles as opportunities.
- Increases your creativity: Too much stress and activity often disconnect you from your creative potential.
- Rest is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for all ages. It rejuvenates your body & mind and is linked to learning and memory function.
Rest and self-care are so important
You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. Taking a walk, watching a funny movie, reading a personal growth book, going to the gym or other activities can also do wonders for re-energizing your focus and excitement towards life ahead. Taking good care of your body and mind can make a difference in how well you cope with any challenge in life. Stronglife's experts can help you work out a customized online fitness program. When it comes to the best workouts for weight loss and improving your fitness, our expert trainers provide online fitness coaching to lose weight and get you into the best shape. Reach out today!