Life can be a wonderful adventure, but there’s one pretty big, annoying aspect to it: it never seems to stop! When we’re working all the hours of the day, and spending our weekends getting our homes and social life in order, it often feels like we’re forever on a treadmill, always moving but never getting anywhere. So if you’re one of the many people out there who needs a break, how do you get it? We take a look below at some tried and tested ways to catch your breath.
The great outdoors is criminally underrated by some people. If we spend all of our time in the city, then we’re unlikely to know – or we forget – all the benefits of a simple stroll in nature. If your job, commute, and buzz of the urban area are beginning to get you down, then look at spending a weekend in a nearby outdoor spot. Regardless of where you live, you’re sure to have plenty of wide, open spaces within an easy driving distance of your home. Get out there, go for a hike, stare at the stars, and you’ll return to the city refreshed.
Spending Time With Friends and Family
When we’re growing up, we spend more time than we’d like with our family. Then we get older, move away, and then can’t wait to be back near them! While we usually don’t live a million miles away from our family, the rising cost of trains and petrol can mean we can’t travel as we’d like, or need, to. You can put some money in your “travelling home” fund by looking at your home, and seeing if there are any goods you no longer need. British homes have hundreds of pounds worth of unused goods lying around the place! You can sell your laptop or MacBook, old clothes, or anything else that you no longer need. You won’t miss it, and you’ll have the cash to travel home for the weekend.
In the Home
Our homes are supposed to be relaxing spaces, but more often than not, they turn out to be the opposite; they cause us more stress! If your home isn’t quite as calming as you’d like, look at making a few changes. Adopting the minimalist approach is a good way to begin, as is adding plenty of pillows, candles, and atmospheric lighting. With just a few hours of work, your home can have a whole new look and feel. And most importantly of all, it’ll provide a much-needed break from the mania of the outside world.
It’s easy for us to get so wrapped up in all of our responsibilities, that we forget to spend time doing the things we like to do! If you’ve been up the wall in recent weeks, make the following weekend the one in which you get out of the house and do something you love, whether that’s going on a trip to the cinema, painting, or just reading a good book.