If you’re reading this article and you’re in a hurry to get back to work, finish an assignment or a task, then let me ask you a question, when was the last time you have given yourself a break?
The early twenties is the age where we start asking the most disturbing questions, am I moving slow? Is this where I want or should be? Am I doing this right? Worst of all is that we start comparing ourselves and our steps to others, thinking that way behind. But you’re not! You’re right where you should be and you’re doing great.
Life and work are likely to start stealing precious moments from you, so make sure that every now and then, you face it with some time for yourself. Simply, give yourself a break to renew your thoughts and recharge your energy to continue.
How? Here are things you could start with.
Literally take a break
Don’t be hesitant to ask for some time off if you ever feel like you have reached a breaking point, we’re humans and we too get drained of our energy. Ask for some time off to enjoy your hobbies or even enjoy the nothing, it doesn’t have to be a week or two, even a day would suffice.
Just make sure that on that day, you truly disconnect with the things causing you distress.
Choose Your Followings Carefully
Social media is the worst of all, it will leave you comparing your life with others and can sometime set the bar high for you. So start choosing your followings wisely and go for artists! Those who will actually inspire your life with their thoughts and touch your life with their art. You will find that their work actually reflects what you feel, and nothing feels better more than knowing you’re not alone.
Disconnect to Connect
Instead of texting someone about your feelings, go out with them for a cup of coffee and pour all of your thoughts on the table. Ask your old friend out, that will bring back old feelings of comfort and normality that you need. Just make sure that you’re surrounded with people who recharge your soul not drain it.
I know you would think that eating freely can boost your mood, but changing your eating habits to healthier ones can actually help make your lifestyle a better one and you will surely feel so much better about yourself and body.
Keep a Journal
Not necessarily a diary with detailed information about your day, just a journal to write in how productive your day was to remind yourself of the amazing work you have been doing.
Praising yourself is important!
Make the weekend all about you
Make it about you! Not work nor friends. Want to hang out? Fine, go out and have fun! Want to stay in and Netflix and chill? That’s fine too, do it! Better yet, want to pamper yourself with spa day? DO IT! Just do what makes YOU feel relaxed the most.
We will leave you with this last reminder: Your body and mind are your most valuable assets, cherish them and treat them gently in order to get through each day in a good shape.
Trust me, give your mind its deserved time to relax and it will thank you in ways you didn’t expect.