I know for many type A, dominate, goal oriented personalities it can be difficult to relax and rest. For others they need to get off their butts and get to work but… right now ill be talking to those who find it hard to rest.
First you must stop feeling guilty about relaxing and that it’s a waste of time! How? By knowing what it will produce for you. It will make you more productive and reach more goals! If you look at it that way, isn’t it more inviting? Ha!
Relaxation is so important to our wellbeing. We should take at least a night off each month to do something you enjoy knowing that it leads to a greater health and productivity. When you work, you do it with all your heart and when you relax, you should learn to allow yourself to be equally present and engaged with the activity and goal at hand.
Maybe you will choose to watch a movie, or maybe a hike or even another time simply reading a good book. Whatever you choose to do, taking time for yourself renews your energy. When you go back to your routine tasks and responsibilities you will find yourself more focused and productive, with a more positive perspective and the obstacles at hand.
With the ability to relax you will be better able to deal with challenges that come up in daily life. You must become unapologetic about taking this time for yourself because you know that relaxation makes you a better person all around. You become more competent and better to meet the needs of life.
What do you enjoy doing the most?
When was the last time you allowed yourself to do something relaxing just for yourself?
Which upcoming evening can you plan to set aside for relaxation and fun?