You work hard. You shoulder your responsibilities, and sometimes even the responsibilities of others.
You are a creative and talented multi-tasker wearing many hats. You’re a parent, child, sibling, cousin, friend, and neighbor.
You also need to recharge your batteries once in a while. You want a time-out. You deserve a break.
Let’s take a look at how you can add more relaxation time to your day.
1. Know Your Passion. Live Your Passion
It’s important to do what you love. Do what gets you going. What makes you happy.
Your passion is as unique as you are. Each person has something that excites and energizes them.
Do you enjoy a simple walk in nature? Do you thrive on inspiring people, uniting people and being the center of attention?
Find out what your passion is, and it can feel like relaxation time every time. Your passion can bring you back to your center. It can bring you inner peace, knowing you’re being true to who you really are.
2. Support Your Own Self-Care and Relaxation Time
A common misconception in today’s society is that taking care of your rejuvenation needs is self-centered. We’re often getting the message that we should always put others first, even at the expense of our own needs.
Self-care is never selfish. No one can know what you need for relaxation time other than you.
Pride yourself on prioritizing your self-care. And think of it as a privilege to meet your own self-care needs, because you love you.
3. Seek Emotional First Aid
We don’t receive many affirming messages about honoring our emotions. We’re told men shouldn’t cry and women shouldn’t get angry.
The truth is, every human being is free to express their emotions. It’s just that some people acknowledge and take responsibility for them, and some deny or avoid them.
An essential component to relaxation time is in being able to seek and graciously accept emotional first aid. This could mean having a friend listen to your feelings without offering advice or journaling about your feelings to clear your mind.
You put a bandage on a cut. You can also apply first aid to your precious emotions. Do what you need to do for you.
4. Choose Your Lifestyle Well
We all make lifestyle choices. We may choose to eat that second piece of pie or go out to the hiking trails for the day.
Break up your day with things that calm your mind, body, and spirit. Treat yourself to a full body massage in Dubai or a trip to your favorite restaurant with your best friends.
Whatever makes you feel relaxed and at ease, do that. Often. And schedule it into your day. Don’t leave it as a luxury that you only enjoy when you have extra time.
Wishing You Peace, Love and Happiness
The key is to remember you are the only one responsible for meeting your self-care needs. Don’t wait for others to meet them for you.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and wish you a wonderfully relaxing time for your day! And when these tips start bearing fruit, don’t forget to come back and share your experience with us in the comments section!