Learning to Relax

Yesterday, for my birthday, I booked the spa to celebrate and relax as I have recently been moving at a million miles an hour. With my new job, focusing more on my hobbies and spending more time being creative, I needed to chill out and the spa was a perfect idea.

Since I have never been to a spa before, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I know was it was where you went for a massage, to destress and relax!

After spending 20 uncomfortable minutes there I realised this was easier said than done. As someone who always has to be doing something, doing nothing was an extremely hard task ( …yes, I did just use the word ‘hard’ to describe relaxing).

After a few hours of exploring all the different rooms, I managed to chill out and it was definitely worth it.

However, it’s got me thinking about how important it is to be able to switch off! I definitely feel the space between work and play need to be defined but being able to quickly and smoothly transition between them (and often!) is so important to make sure you don’t lose yourself.

This is something I am definitely going to be working on a lot more and even though I am dedicating this year to following my dreams, I also deserve to relax sometimes in between and reflect on how far I have come.

Something I am learning to do more of and is helping is defining my purpose for doing things. The more I know my ‘why’, the better I know where the line is for working and when I am no longer working smart. This is the point I usually need a break before I feel overwhelmed.

I would love to hear anyone else’s tips on how they destress and how they manage to squeeze chilling out into their schedule as it would help me as I am still a work in progress when it comes to learning to relax.

Nish x

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