Life can get a little hectic from time to time, especially if you’re juggling a lot of commitments such as work, bringing up a family, and anything else that has the potential to take up a lot of time and zap your energy.
We also live in a society that seems to be in a great rush to get somewhere, even if none of us knows where we need to be. Top this with the stresses and strains of everyday life and we can all find ourselves needing to take a little time out so we can recharge our batteries.
Below you will find a few hints and tips that can help you recharge your batteries so you feel ready to face the world once more:
Spend Time Outdoors
According to Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory, spending time outdoors can lower your stress levels, reduce your blood pressure and generally improve your mood. We humans were not made to spend 8+ hours a day indoors, we were made to spend time outside, and doing so can have a huge effect on your well-being.
This is why it’s recommended that you spend as much time as you can outdoors. Go somewhere green, head to the beach, or take a walk in a park and enjoy being around nature, letting it blow the cobwebs away and restoring your batteries ready for the week ahead.
Plan Time Away
There is almost nothing quite as exciting as planning a holiday. Working out where you’re going to go, how long you’ll stay, and all the activities you’ll do in-between can give you something to look forward to.
Why not head to Canada for your holiday and visit the great outdoors in a beautiful part of the world that needs to be seen to be believed? If you would prefer not to go abroad, see what’s on offer in your part of the world and find out what you’ve been missing.
Take a Nap
While taking a nap may not be one of life’s priorities a 20-minute nap can do wonders for your body. More and more health professionals are recommending a quick snooze as they are proven to help you feel revitalised, refreshed, and less stressed.
Although you may not have the opportunity to take a nap quite as often as you would like, a nap every now and then could make that long hard day at work a lot more manageable.
Do Something you Love
Whether it’s rock climbing, reading a book, doing a spot of gardening or getting crafty, doing something you love can help you to unwind, blow those cobwebs away, and recharge your batteries. While you may not have the chance to do a spot of gardening every day or climb a mountain quite as often as you wish, giving yourself the chance to do what you love whenever you can work wonders.
Take an hour out of your day to sit down with a good book. Tend to the plants in your garden, or be creative. These hour-long periods of escapism can make you feel better, and spur you on to recharge your batteries as often as you can.
Recharging your batteries no matter how you do it can give you a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life making them even more manageable, and that’s never a bad thing.