Finding the balance between work, family and a social life tends to take its toll every once in a while. The constant pressures of keeping up with life can lead to burning out. It’s very important to set aside regular time to unwind and take care of yourself.
As the year winds to a close – why not make ‘regular you time’ one of your New Year’s Resolutions.
Plan to put a bit of you back into your life in 2018 and help put your best self forward every day. Here are some easy tips that will help keep your body and mind refreshed.
Rest and Relaxation
In order to make the most of your you time, it’s important to get enough rest. Making sure you take regular short breaks from life’s demands and which could be as simple as learning to say “no” in order to prioritise sleep, rest and relaxation.
Meditation or breathing exercises
It’s no secret that meditation, rest and relaxation are all popular topics at Hopewood. Taking the time to be still – to empty your mind – can be difficult at times, but it’s an absolute imperative of your want to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing.
Spend some time outdoors
A few minutes outdoors, enjoying fresh air, is a great way to brighten your mood and help improve mental health. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the beach or walking the footpath, try to add a few steps outside to your day – everyday!
Do something you really enjoy
It’s important to do something you genuinely enjoy every week. It will empower your emotional state. This might involve going our with friends, a bushwalk, a game of tennis, reading, cooking, dancing, a night at the movies or going to the gym – everyone is different!
Explore a new hobby
Trying something new and breaking down your boundaries can provide long-term satisfaction. Learn to new language, try that new exercise program, or take a painting class. Stimulating your brain is beneficial in many ways and also helps to enhance a positive state of mind.