28 Feb Relax & Refresh This Weekend
Whether you work full time, attend college or are a stay at home parent; it’s easy for your weekday schedule to spiral out of control. Five days of meetings, errands, projects and appointments can lead to high levels of stress. And with some people always functioning in an ‘on-the-go’ mode, it’s important to give yourself a break during the weekend to give your mind and body time to relax and refresh. So we ask: What better time than now? Check out a few ways you can rejuvenate this weekend:
Disconnect From Technology
This might go against all of your natural instincts but in order to seriously commit to feeling refreshed, you need to disconnect yourself. This means turning down your cell phone and putting email, Social Media and other technology on hold. You don’t have to be detached all weekend, but giving yourself a few uninterrupted hours of silence can help you relax and clear your mind.
Do What You Love
After making it through another busy week, you deserve to spend time doing something you like to do. Whether it’s reading a book, going out for dinner, shopping or seeing a movie; taking the time to do something you love will instantly boost your mood and reward you after a long, hectic week.
Do A Little Yoga
You may have heard that yoga can help relieve stress, but have you ever tried it? Yoga focuses on stretching and correct breathing, which helps our bodies slow down and relax. There are even specific yoga poses that help reduce stress, so you may want to try setting aside 30 minutes of your weekend to help your body wind down.
Get Your Zzzz’s
Adults are supposed to get at least eight hours of sleep per night, but for many people that is not a reality. Your body benefits from sleep in many ways. Examples include keeping your immune system functioning properly, regulating your metabolism and keeping your memory sharp, among several other reasons. Consider going to bed at a decent hour on Friday and Saturday night so your body can get the rest it needs.
Spend Time With Friends and Family
After a long week of dealing with customers, co-workers or classmates, spending time with your friends and family might be just what you need. Time spent with loved ones can be therapeutic because they are always there to listen and to talk to you.