I think we can all agree that knowing how to take time to rest and relaxation feels more important than ever. With daily stressors, the fast pace of life, work and family responsibilities, and the added anxiety caused by current events and the news… Well, it’s no surprise we’re all on emotional overload.
Rest means different things for different people. Maybe, to you, rest means laying under the sun on a white, sandy beach, listening to the waves roll in and reading a good book. Maybe you prefer a lawn chair propped up by a lake. Or maybe you dream of a warm bubble bath with absolutely no interruptions.
Although we tend to associate relaxation with doing nothing, sometimes truly feeling rested means doing things that are important to us. Rather than using your spare time to scroll through social media, you might try tapping into your creative side. Consider drawing or painting, taking a hike and letting your mind wander, visiting a museum, or trying a new hobby.
If you’re feeling run down because your brain is cluttered, taking some time to journal, organize your calendar, or work out your plans for the future might feel most restful to you.
Your personality can also play a key role in knowing how to unwind. Introverts tend to feel rejuvenated by spending time alone, while extroverts fill their energy tank by being around people. Spending time by yourself in a quiet place might be just what you need! On the other hand, spending time with people you love is often just as necessary.
Whatever R&R means for you, we’re sure there are times you could use a well-deserved break. Yes, it’s tough to find the downtime, but when the alternative is burn-out, it’s beyond necessary!
As a not so subtle reminder to find time to relax, deck out your letter board with one of these 15 quotes about rest and relaxation and prop it up somewhere where you’ll see it daily!
- It’s okay to take a break.
- A little R&R never hurt anyone.
- Self care is not selfish.
- Can we restart the weekend?
- Invest in rest.
- Note to self: relax!
- Rest. Relax. Recharge.
- Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax.
- If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.
- When all else fails, take a nap.
- Naptime is my happy hour.
- I don't want to do things. I want to not do things.
- Better days are coming...they're called Saturday and Sunday.
- Hello Friday, I've been waiting for you.
- Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
Do you have trouble knowing how to rest and relax? Check out these Stress Relief and Self Care Cards with suggestions for how to rejuvenate! Looking for a relaxing activity? Adult coloring books might be the perfect new hobby for you!