There's nothing better than relaxing, and we all have different ways of doing it. For me I find it really important to take that time to just chill otherwise my brain becomes a little bit clogged and my mental health takes a down turn.
So what do I do to relax.
Netflix. Lying in bed or sitting at my desk, you'll normally find me watching a Netflix series or a film. I'm such a visual person that if I'm not watching something or listening to something in the background, then I don't get anything done. But one day a week, I like to just lay about and do nothing but watch Netflix, eat and sleep. For me, this is my recharge day. It's not the only thing I do to relax but having that one day where I don't have to and choose not to do anything just recharges my batteries ready for the week ahead. There's no set day I do this but I like to make sure there's one day that I get to do this.
Walking. Recently walking (with my dog) had become something that I've incorporated into my daily routine where I get to leave the house with no responsibilities and get to clear my head. I find it really good to organise my thoughts, whatever those thoughts are, just being out in the open air on my own just my thoughts, I find, is lovely.
Podcasts. If you've never laid in your bed or lounged on your sofa just listening to a podcast before, then you need to, I have a post coming out soon with all the podcasts I'm currently listening to so keep your eye out for that, but I highly recommend taking a look through the podcasts available (I use ITunes) and seeing what's out there for you.
Reading. Whether its a book, a magazine, a blog post e.t.c. I find taking the time to read and just be lost in another world is probably one of the most relaxing things I can do, for me. There's just something about entering another world to me that helps me forget about all the other problems I have, like not liking my job, transitioning, mental health problems, debt and all the other niggly problems we have in our day to day lives.
So what do you do to relax? Let me know in the comments x
Jamie-Leigh x x