With piled up deadlines and long hours spent in front of the computer, one can easily feel overwhelmed even after office hours. Oftentimes this exhaustion can seep into the weekend and the following workweek too.
So, why not take these steps to recharge yourself, enjoy your time off work and enter Monday feeling refreshed and energised.
- Become one with nature.
Never underestimate the benefits of a simple walk outdoors, studies show that it not only relaxes a part of the brain that’s responsible for depression but also reduces tension in the body. To take it to another level, plan a hike with friends and family, instead of hitting the mall or the cinema.
- Find someone to talk to.
Seeking therapy is no longer taboo and today more people have had a therapist for many years than ever before. Talking about your feelings and struggles to someone non-judgemental and trustworthy helps in avoiding stress, fatigue and pent-up anger.
- Sweat it out.
A great sweat session boosts endorphin and loosens up tension in the body. Take up a class at the weekend and switch it up every time to keep away monotony, whether it’s kickboxing for anger-management or yin yoga for relaxation, find something that makes you feel good at the end of the it.
- Become part of a community.
Loneliness and depression often go hand in hand and according to the American Health Association, it is rising to become one of the top health concerns in the world. Isolation can be easily fueled with late-nights alone at the office and solo binge-watching at the weekends. Instead, join a core group of people with similar interests like a club or catch up with friends over coffee to make sure you’re always well connected.
- Discover a new hobby.
Painting, craftwork, cooking or even philanthropy can have an immense benefit on your body, mind and soul. We all have more than one thing we’re passionate about and since we are human we can only do that one thing at a time. So, discovering new hobbies is great way to always stay balanced.