No matter if your everyday-life is characterized by school, university or your job, we all know that things can get really stressful from time to time. When to-do lists are growing longer and longer and it feels like everybody always wants a part of you. I know from personal experience that when things get too stressful, there comes a point when you just want to throw everything against a wall and punch someone in the face.
Which is a bit too drastic, of course, but when you don’t allow yourself some quiet from time to time, experiencing some sort of burnout symptoms will definitely follow as a consequence at some point. Especially today, we want everything at once and that is the problem in my opinion…
Because if you don’t take breaks in between all the work and private responsibilities, some things will stay behind and if it’s not your job, it might be your private life that will have to suffer.
Perhaps it doesn’t seem easier at first to actually take the time you need for yourself, but once you’ve gotten used to it, everything in your life will profit.
Thus, because I believe that I’ve really taught myself how to take time for myself every now and again, I have collected a couple of simple tricks for you guys. What do you think? Is it possible for you to step back from work and private obligations from time to time? How do you do that?
5 ways to find your moments to relax
1. Find a place that is just for yourself, where nobody will interrupt. At least from time to time, go there, no matter if it’s your couch, the shower or the old bench by the lake. It is really important to have that kind of place where you can let your mind wander without any kind of interruption.
2. Taking half an hour every day for breathing and yoga exercises really helps dealing with any kind of stress. When you take a yoga mattress to work, you can even do that during your daily lunch break. Try it!
3. If you have got problems with the organization of your schedule and if you just never manage to plan in enough time for your hobbies, mark those specific times with colourful marker and don’t allow yourself to miss out on those. Taking time for your own hobbies is really important. Don’t let work move in there as well.
4. I’m also just learning that there is this thing called “end of a working day”. At some point, the office, even if it’s your private one, must be closed. This is kind of difficult if your phone doesn’t only show you private, but also work messages, so better switch off your phone completely at some point in the evening. Sounds hard, but it really makes a difference.
5. It’s also really nice to plan in a personal wellness-day once every week where you just go treat yourself with face-masks, hair-care etc… I really feel that such a day helps a lot to calm down and just feel better in your own skin.