Henry and… Relaxing (Or Trying To, Anyways)

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I’m that guy who stresses a lot, haha, so, I’m always looking for ways to relax and take things easy. I’m not always successful but I think I’ve found a few things that really work and that’s why I want to share them with you.

1. Tea

Or any hot drink for that matter. Flavors are important but it’s the moment you take for yourself that really counts, that means coffee-to-go won’t do the trick. Grab your favorite mug, a blanket maybe, sit down and enjoy life for 10-15 minutes.

2. Reading a book before bed:

many of us try to sleep but keep looking at our phones, social media keeps us awake. Reading a book eases our brain and helps us conciliate sleep.

3. Baking:

I don’t know if it’s just me but baking relaxes me. For whatever time it takes, prepping, mixing, putting into the oven, those are all nice moments. Plus, the smell of something freshly baked is good for the soul.

4. Writing your goals:

or writing almost anything, really. Sometimes when I feel really overwhelmed, I bring out my notebook and write a to-do list. It helps me realize that I can achieve several goals today and leave some for tomorrow, which really calms me down.

5. Going to the gym:

I think most people who exercise will tell you the same, one of the main motivations and pleasures found in exercising is focusing on the workout and nothing else. For a certain amount of time, the only thing that matters is getting through the next set of physical activity.

That’s it guys! These are a few of the things I do when I need to relax, I won’t lie and say that I always do them perfectly but when I do, they really work; it’s just a matter of trying hard and doing them more often. I guess we all have our own things, our own rituals that help with stress and anxiety, but it never hurts to add a bit more to the list, don’t you think?

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