Do you know what I find most difficult to do? Relax. Yes, something that should be simple and easy to do, I find quite impossible. Everyone should have days where they do nothing, life is hectic and taking time to calm the mind and body and just chill is something we all must strive to do.
Yes, I can snuggle down in bed and watch some Youtube or stick on a movie but after about 30 minutes I realise that my shoulders have been tensed up the whole time – or I’m biting my nails and lips. As someone who suffers very badly with anxiety I have found that relaxing is something I find hard to do but I’m trying to get better at it.
Here’s how I make myself relax…
Firstly, I make a big cup of tea.
Tea just has a soothing effect on me and I love to drink it in bed, when I’m all wrapped up. I tend to drink a lot more of it during autumn and winter – the two seasons where I find I can relax a little easier.
Whilst I drink my tea, I tend to watch Youtube – I’ve actually not been watching as many films lately but I want to try and watch two a week. Tonight, or this afternoon, I plan on watching the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. I went with my mum to the cinema to watch it and I really REALLY loved it! ❤
Another thing I do to relax is stick on some headphones (not earphones – as headphones cancel out all other noises when on) and put on a music playlist. This playlist could either be of party hits that I can sing and dance to like a maniac in my room, or a lovely list of relaxing indie-style music. I have Spotify so it’s easy for me to create playlists and find new music.
Lastly, reading. Something I wish I did more of. Really, I need to start reading more – I’ve missed binge reading. During high school I used to read non-stop. Literally. I would stay up until who knows when to finish a book. In case you’re curious or looking for a new YA series to read. My all time favourite YA series is the Morganville Vampires series from Rachel Caine. I love her writing style as you can just lose yourself in the Morganville world and I believe I shall soon revisit the series.
Other books I have enjoyed reading are; The Time of My Life by Cecilia Ahern, Resistance is Futile by Jenny T. Colgan, The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault and The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr.
I also feel that staying organised is going to influence how well one can relax and calm the mind. An example for the winter time is that I plan on getting all Christmas presents bought before December hits – this means there’s no stressing last minute to try and find gifts for people, all I shall have to do is wrap the gifts and write some cards for family and friends. 🙂
Of course, everyone is different and so the ways in which I relax might not work for someone else and so feel free to share the ways in which you relax – you never know, you could help someone else or myself to relax more.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view this post, it honestly means a lot to me. I hope you’re having a lovely and safe day/night wherever you are in the world~!