It is a Sunday and I am thinking of all the things I need to do this upcoming week. That familiar, frantic energy is circling my stomach and chest when I feel overwhelmed. I’m wondering to myself…
Will I be able to take care of everything? Will I have time for myself?
Yes, my week is filled with work, meetings, agendas, and family and social commitments, but I decided I must step away and clear my mind. If I am going to get through this week, I will need to take several breaks to rejuvenate my mind and body.
In fact, as soon as I write this post, I am going to the park to take a refreshing, cleansing walk.
Here are some other ways:
Take several deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply. Focus only on your breath. You will feel cleansed and pure afterwards. Do this for several minutes and through out the day.
Slip away from your loved ones for an uninterrupted hour of bliss only to yourself. Paint your nails or read a book. Or close your eyes and lie on your back.
Take a sweet, short nap. Your mind is filled with constant chatter that stepping away from whatever you’re doing and sleeping will relax your entire body.
Go to the gym. Or not feeling up to going to the gym? Do yoga or stretching exercises in the comfort of your home.
Put your phone away. Switch off the television. Shut down your computer. Immerse yourself with nature instead. This will reawaken your mind and body with a fresh energy.
How do you rejuvenate your body and mind? Any ideas you would like to share? Please share with me in the comments.