When I have time to myself, I do a bunch of things like skincare, reading, watching TV or just spending time with my family, but that depends on my mood. Most of the time I watch a TV series, and at the moment I am watching Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a show I have watched for a long time and haven’t got tired of yet. But, if I do ever get bored of watching that, I would actually record a cover of a song. I am an amateur singer who in my free time records covers, edit them and post them to social media. Another thing I would do if I had a free day is I would go to a restaurant with my sister and my niece. I personally find this relaxing and afterwards I would just go home, and do some online retail shopping (it’s addictive!) After evaluating some of the things I do to relax, I decided to create a list of ways other people could relax.
1. Do some exercises, this is very good to clear your head:
If you have 10 minutes to yourself, you could look on YouTube for some easy exercises you could do at home or some yoga. If you have a good amount of time, you could go to the gym and do a full work out there and maybe use the swimming pool.
From personal experience I find meditation relaxing after a long day and it’s good for when I want to switch my brain off.
3. Do some baking – maybe bake a cake:
If you’re like me, I see videos on social media of chocolate cake and I instantly want to try and bake it at home. I do a google search and find the easiest one and attempt a go at it.
In my opinion using the internet is great to find very easy recipes for cakes. If you are feeling more adventurous than maybe try cooking a new meal, like a chicken wrap or a new curry.
4. Go for a walk
If the weather is nice outside, maybe take your pet for a walk around your town or even walk to meet a friend and get a coffee. If that doesn’t work, maybe go for a run if you have enough time to spare.
5. Listen to music:
This is my personal favourite thing to do. I think people can do multiple things while listening to music but to keep it simple you could just go on Spotify and play your favourite tunes. This could relax some people and help the time pass by fast.
6. Do some writing:
I think this could be relaxing depending on the situation: You could write in a journal about your goals for your future which is motivating, or you can write a letter to someone. Try writing a fiction story for fun.
7. Plan a holiday:
If you’re someone who loves travelling maybe you could start planning your next trip or if you have never been away, you could start researching places you could visit with your friends or family.
8. Speak with a friend:
If you’re like me (again) you like having company and speaking with people I find it relaxing when you meet up with a friend and just speak about everything and anything and maybe plan some fun things to do like go for dinner or on trips like I said previously.
9. Take a nap!
The last thing I would do if I had absolutely nothing to do is sleep! If you’re like me, a college student, then you know when to appreciate your sleep – I find this the most relaxing thing to do but if I did, I wouldn’t get any important things done.
So, they are the things I would personally do. I hope you enjoyed that and got a few new ideas on how to relax. Thanks for reading.