You never know what the day may throw at you. You could have a relatively light workload one day and the next, well, could become quite busy and stressful. We all know what it’s like to come home from one of these stressful days and just want to unwind a bit. The problem is, we don’t always have that option as our home lives can be just as busy as our outside lives. So what are some quick ways we can unwind with a busy schedule?
Go for a walk:
The nice part about a walk is how quickly they can help you unwind. All you need is 10-15 minutes of free time. Take a step outside and walk around the block or find a trail. Taking a walk outside is a double whammy for unwinding. You get to be outside in nature and you’re exercising. Both of these are proven to help you unwind.
Just like going for a walk, meditation can be a super quick way to unwind. There are a variety of ways you can meditate, all of which will have different amounts of time it takes to do them, making it easy to find a meditation routine that fits your busy schedule.
Listen to music:
Listening to music can be a great way to unwind. The best advice we have is to make a playlist designed for putting you in a good mood or helping you relax. You can find a bunch of music that motivates you to take on the rest of the day, or you can find some music that helps you relax and unwind for a bit. Spotify and YouTube both have tons of playlists designed specifically for these purposes, but you can always make your own too.
Maybe the best way for you to unwind is to write out how you’re feeling. Journaling is excellent for helping you put your thoughts onto paper. Maybe you’ve had something on your mind all day or maybe just writing about your day helps you put everything into perspective. The choice is yours on how you want to journal.
Unplug from your device:
Turn off your phone! We don’t often think about how much our electronic devices can stress us out. Spending too much time on your phone is not only unhealthy, but it’s stressful. Think of how often you’re scrolling through social media and comparing yourself to others, worrying about things that you don’t have, or admiring someone else’s life. As for television, it depends on how we’re using it. The news can be stressful as they tend to show stories about the bad things in life, more often than they do about good things. If you’re going to be doing something on an electronic device, make it by watching a funny movie or video that you know will help put you in a good mood. But stay off of social media and away from the news if you’re trying to unwind.