I think we’ve all been there, we take day off work for some self-care, yet we end up feeling just a little bit, well, bored really. I guess it’s human, and it isn’t until we just STOP, that we end up a bit dumb-struck and needing to feel stimulated.
Todays post is about how I relax, without being super bored…
BE IN THE MOMENT
We become bored when we aren’t present. That may not be an actual fact, but I think it’s true. When we are mindful of our environment, our senses and especially our thoughts, there’s no time to let the mind wander off into boredom.
Try focusing on what you can see, hear and feel. Appreciate the moment you are in for what it is. Not what it could be.
DO A CALMING ACTIVITY
You guys know I love a calming activity, so of course this was going to be mentioned!
Whether that’s painting, embroidery, doing some yoga or just getting outside, when you do things that feel very calming, you instantly become more relaxed.
Relaxing doesn’t just mean you have to sit on the sofa all day, although sometimes that sounds great too!
I know that planning to relax seems a bit extreme, but if you are sometime who likes routine, I would recommend it as it always works for me.
I like to know when I can fit in a relaxing yoga session, and when I need to be doing other stuff that keeps the wheels of everyday life going. Plus, for some reason it also makes me feel less guilty, as I’m not spending the whole weekend doing what I want and I am doing worthwhile ‘adult’ things- this is probably another post in itself!
GIVE IN, AND BE PRODUCTIVE
If all else fails, just be productive! Instead of stressing out about why you can’t shut off, give yourself a few hours to get the job done and then you can file it away again.
Some days you just want to feel more productive than others, and that’s nothing to shy away from.
Work when it feels right. Relax when you want to.
How do you relax without getting bored?