Sunday, 26 January 2014

Chaotic Days: How to relax

Hey there everyone! Today I would like to talk about something some of us don't do enough of: relaxing.

I had a very hectic Saturday which is why I didn't get a chance to post yesterday! I woke up early where I was shipped off to a basketball game an hour and a half away from home. We played, and although our junior varsity team won, varsity lost. I managed to get punched in the nose and had a nosebleed -.-

I got back from that and immediately went on a two hour newspaper delivery round. My muscles complained and I could feel bruises forming from being ah- aggressive? - on the court. Anyways, did that and got home. Made dinner for the family and then did house chores. I stood up and ironed till 11pm, did homework until midnight and then finally collapsed in my glorious bed. *breathes* Days like these are absolutely chaotic!

So what should we do about them? We've got to relax somehow, even if it is the next day. I wanted to share with you some ways that I like to relax. Remember, when you're relaxing you shouldn't be thinking of the amount of things you've got to do next or whether you've done whatever you did right. You should be relaxing!

1. Put your feet up and watch something. That movie you've been meaning to see, or the next episode in a telly program. It's all good because your body gets to relax while you feel entertained. This is always my evening choice for relaxation.

2. Try out a new recipe and then eat it. Mmm... food that tastes good? And you get to have the fun of cooking it too. Nothing too difficult though, otherwise it gets a bit crazy in the kitchen.

3. Do something creative. It's been proven that doing something DIY, writing or photography helps release stress and relaxes the mind/body. If you choose the right thing to do for yourself, it's also super fun!

4. Listen to some music and take a nap. This is the best one to do after a tiring day or some extreme sport.

5. Pamper yourself. Girls - give yourself that manicure. Guys - do whatever it is you do to pamper yourself, I don't know :P Make yourself feel good...

6. Curl up with a good book. Well, this is my most chosen option. I let myself read for an hour and get lost in another world.

How do you guys relax after a chaotic day?

Olivia-Savannah x

17 comments:

  1. Great choice of ways to relax, I follow them all. I'm currently reading Allegiant, I'm going to check out your post about this book right after this. See u around!

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    1. Thanks for reading :) I hope you saw the spoiler note though!

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  2. I hope you don't mind me stalking your blogs. They're fun to read! And I kept you up that night, too. :( Sorry... ;)
    Timmy

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    1. I would've been up still anyways ;)

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    2. Of course. lol you always go to bed at a ridiculous hour and then get up in the middle of the night. :P --Tiny

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  3. I love a long hot bubble bath, nothing better after a stressful day!

    www.katesdays13.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it can be nice and relaxing too!

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  4. The only good thing about having a day of being constantly on the go is I get a real decent nights sleep ha! I know though - we all need a bit of relaxation for ourselves during the week. A movie is my prefered option too, along with a book. I bought a Kobo ereader last week and I've been glued to it. It's helped my sleep too as reading does tire you out, especially before bed I find.

    Thanks for your comment too! I'm the same when you go over a certain time etc... for instance if I wake up a bit later than expected I find it hard to fit in plans so I just give up a little and think 'heck, I'll do it tomorrow!' which can become a running cycle which is a bad move.

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    1. Yeah, that is one benefit! Sleep afterwards is glorious. I love ereaders because they're so handy :) But for me, a book is always best.

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  6. This is a great post! I agree that rest is something that we don't get enough of but definitely need to prioritize on our list!
    Thank you for all the suggestions on relaxing! This is making me want to catch up on New Girl! c;
    Oh and happy belated birthday! Hope you had a beautiful day~

    <(") Hoda
    www.joojoo-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Hoda! It was a pleasure writing it, and I hope you do get enough rest <3

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  7. This post looks like it was done by daddy! Did you really take all those pictures? They were not only taken of the right places but the way you've taken them makes them look even better. I know this wasn't a blog of many words, but it would be nice to have just one sentence about how the tournament went and if you won anything. I found that you really were selling Cyprus; as a beautiful island, a nice place to stay and with great food. Just out of curiosity, where was you favourite place to go? I think this post was also really good at just getting us updated.

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    1. Haha I think you posted this comment on the wrong blog post xD Anyways, it was really fun! We did win a few, lose a few and tied one as well. At least we won more than anything! It was a great trip and a really beautiful warm place to be. Yes, I did take them all myself ;)

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  8. Hey,
    I'm new to this blogging thing. LOL. Enjoyed yours. I've found that knowing your "why" will help slow you down and make you stay more focused. Is your "why" to make others smile? To bless others? To enjoy life to the fullest? Read somethingsouthern4u.blogspot.com

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    1. New means you have fresh content. I hope your new blog does well!

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