I somehow managed to mess up the question order of this personal growth exercise – oops! I’ll get back on track ASAP…
How do you like to relax?
I have always found it challenging to relax. I constantly feel like I should be productive. I don’t do well with downtime. For me, doing something “relaxing” and practicing “self-care” often start with the best of intentions. However, I usually end up multitasking and become more stressed out than I was before I began. When I finally give in (with a lot of effort on my part) to “single-tasking”, a few of my favorite ways that I take it easy are:
- Crocheting while watching one of my favorite TV shows or movies. It can become stressful to try to concentrate on a something that I haven’t seen before while also focusing on a project. I am much more relaxed while having background noise and visuals of something familiar on.
- Reading a good book
- Writing – anything: lists, random thoughts, doodles
- Smelling a fragrant candle and watching the flame flicker
- Going on a walk or yoga/stretching
I’m sure I can list 10 more things, but I’d say those are my main stress outlets!
I would love to hear your go-to relaxation methods!
Onwards & Upwards…