5 Extraordinary Ways to Unwind After Work

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Whatever you do and wherever you work, perpetually feeling busy, stressed out, or just plain bored can affect your wellbeing. If you’ve got a lot of responsibilities, like looking after your family or working in a high-pressure job (or both), it’s easy to lose track and never have a moment to yourself.

Breaking the Cycle

When you’re feeling run down and uninspired, it’s time to implement some extraordinary tactics to break the cycle and beat the mid-week slump. Constantly working late into the night or working on weekends can become draining and negatively affect your health and your relationships, so taking some time out to reconnect with yourself and those around you is incredibly important.

1. Get Out There with Extreme Activities

From go-karting to ax throwing, “extreme” activities can take you out of your comfort zone and give you experiences to remember. Get your friends or work colleagues involved, and do something wild together –– you might just find your new hobby!

Investing in opportunities to go and do new things will create greater happiness and fonder memories than spending money on throwaway purchases. You’ll cherish the memory of doing something fun and exciting, and you’ll be able to relive the experience again and again.

2. Indulge Yourself with Pampering and Relaxation 

Get some well-earned “me time” by scheduling some serious self-care. Switch off your phone, close down your computer and put aside your worries –– this is your time. While jumping in the bathtub or diving in the shower can act as a great circuit breaker, why not do something that’ll benefit you in a much deeper way?

Getting a tantric massage can be a mind-blowing experience that’ll reinvigorate your senses and help you connect with yourself –– and someone else. Massages have numerous physical and mental benefits, from relaxing your muscles and improving your skin to increasing your confidence and enhancing positive body image.

3. Reorganise and Reclaim Your Space

Although it might not seem that extraordinary, you’d be surprised at the amazing psychological benefits of whipping your home into shape. Putting time aside to declutter and clean can be incredibly therapeutic, helping you to feel organised and in control of your environment.

Reclaiming your space and clearing out your wardrobe can earn you some extra cash if you sell your unwanted garments online with apps like Depop or eBay. The additional funds might be the difference between taking on that extra shift of taking some more time out to spend with your friends and family. Alternatively, you can give something back to your community by donating your old clothes to charity –– another great and fulfilling practice. 

4. Break the Habit and Ditch the Screens

It’s amazing how much time we spend in front of screens. Sinking into the sofa and watching a new series can be a great de-stressor. But, if you’ve been working on your phone, laptop, or any other bright rectangle all day, your eyes will tire, you’ll start to feel worn out and your brain won’t want to switch off.

Ditch the screens, and do something different. Rebel against our modern obsession with technology, and find something else that brings you joy. Cooking a new recipe to nourish your body will have a profound effect on your physical and mental wellbeing while listening to music, reading a good book, or meditating will put you in a different state of mind

5. Try Out Some New Exercise

We get it: it’s cold outside, it’s raining, you don’t quite feel like it — there’s always going to be a reason why you don’t want to exercise. If you’re not a runner or you hate the idea of swimming at your local pool, your options can seem limited, so why not try something new?

There are plenty of online classes available that offer varied and exciting new ways to get your heart pumping. Trying out yoga or pilates classes can rejuvenate your body and inspire you to get moving without getting wet and muddy throughout winter. With so much choice, you’re bound to find the right videos and classes for your level of fitness.

 

Conclusion: Break the Mould

Whether you’re chasing a promotion or seeking inner peace, you need to find different ways to relax, unwind, and do something other than work. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to move forward effectively to achieve your goals. From exercising and decluttering to pampering and meditating, set some time aside to do some extraordinary activities that’ll renew your vitality and give you back your lust for life.

 

 

The hidden power of responsibility

Happy Saturday Folks! I hope you all are keeping well wherever you are. This year has been tricky and it is amazing we are all still standing doing what we do. I hope the last few weeks of the year will be better than the previous weeks we have had. Christmas is around the corner, so that is something new to look forward to! This Christmas will definitely be different but I am going to make the most of the festivities anyway I can. This year has taught me a lot. It has revealed layers of myself I have forgotten/buried away, and it has given life a whole new meaning. With every situation, no matter how bad, there is always a lesson and 2020 has been loaded with lessons. One thing this year has really thought me is the hidden power of responsibility.

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The hidden power of responsibility

We are all responsible for ourselves regardless of what is happening around us or to us. How we respond is always our choice. There are always options available and the path we choose is up to us at the end of the day. The problem is most of us are unaware of our power than we unknowingly give it away. This is where the imbalance starts. When we start to react instead of respond. When we let others become “responsible” for us instead of taking charge of our lives. We are all responsible for the effects of our actions, not just our intentions. Once we remember that, we will understand why it is so important to stand in our power and take charge of our life, rather than standing by the sidelines, watching others live our lives for us.

The year 2020 has been a teacher. It has reminded me to play an active role in my life and be responsible for the effects of my actions and not just my intentions. What has 2020 taught you?

 

 

 

Summer Home Improvements

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Summer is always a great time for home improvements. The sunshine and longer days make you feel like you have more time to play with, and with the lockdown, we had so much time. We made the most of the extra time spent at home by doing some summer home improvements. We have been really busy working on our house and I am impressed with how much work we have done already. Prior to the home improvements, our house was looking pretty tired. We have been in our house for over 7 years now and we haven’t really devoted time to redecorating since we moved. I switch things up here and there, but nothing extreme until this summer.

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Before this big home redecoration, the most we ever did was to get new curtains and blinds a while ago. The Yorkshire Fabric Shop is a great store to shop for fabrics for blinds, curtains, so it is worth looking on their website for fabric furnishing ideas. We also decorated the children’s room some years ago and we do get new home furniture every now and again. However, this is the first time we went all out in home decoration.

Plastering and Painting

The first thing we started off with was plastering and painting. We only just finished painting the whole house some weeks ago. M did it all and it was a lot of work. We opted to use the same colour to keep things simple, and the cream paint and white doors work so no need to change it.

Redecorating the Children’s room

The kiddies got new beds. They have outgrown their toddler beds, so we decided to go for single beds for them. They love them and the single beds look great. I love the fact that they come with some storage to store extra bits neatly. You can never have too much storage. The twins also got some new bedroom furniture and a reshuffling of their bedroom. The redecoration has given the room a new look. It looks brand new!

Deep Summer Cleaning

We were able to deep clean the house. Since we were moving furniture about, we got the golden opportunity to clean so many corners and spots we haven’t been able to reach in years. It was so amazing to give the whole house a good deep clean.

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Have you had any summer home improvements done? Do you enjoy decorating?

 

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