How many of us have the hours of our day already filled when we wake every day? Wake up, get ready for work, quick breakfast and out the door. Come home, dinner, clean up, get ready for the next day and it’s time to grab a few hours sleep. Days meant for resting on the weekends are replaced by chores and errands missed during the week. When can we grab some time to unwind?
We need to take advantage of the few hours offered to us through out the day to relax and shake away the stress. The opportunities to take two week vacations are few and far between. Plus, how often do you feel like you need a rest from the break you just took?
If the opportunity to take a two week vacation comes,…GO! But let’s also learn how to enjoy those shorter times offered to us here and there. Below are a few ideas to help you throughout your day.
Turn it Off – Unless staying connected is a part of your job, turn of your cell phone and don’t check your email. You might even unplug your home phone, or at least screen your calls.
Change of Scenery – Try to go somewhere that isn’t home, even if you’re only taking a half-day away from the office. Go golfing, spend a few hours at the beach, take a trip to the zoo, laze away an afternoon at the movies or pack a picnic and really “eat out”.
Get Physical – Being active can force us to live in our bodies rather than our minds. Book a trip to a spa, sign up for ballroom dance lessons or resister for weekly classes to learn a new sport.
Live “In the Moment” – Try to truly experience what you are doing now, rather than worrying about the work you left behind, or chores you should be doing. Listen to your body, sleep when you’re tired and eat when you’re hungry. Decide what you want to do, and do only those things.
Our lives are busy, there’s no doubt about that. Whether at home or at work, we are always on the go, go, go. So remember to stop and take a breath when you get a chance. Check out your surroundings and remember to enjoy the little things.
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