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My favorite ways to relax this autumn

Lifestyle

Life can be pretty hectic sometimes and that’s why it’s so important that we take some time to ourselves to relax from time to time. Now that the cold season is settling in, you might think that there are not many relaxing activities for you to do, but here I am telling you that you are wrong.

There are plenty of things that can bring you peace of mind, even if the weather is not friendly, so grab a cup of tea and read on because I’m here to tell you a few ways that will help you relax this season.

Read

I am a real bookworm, so for me, reading is the most relaxing activity ever! Reading has so many benefits for the mind that I don’t even know with where to begin. It helps you relax, learn something, develop your vocabulary and your imagination and the list can go on forever. For example, I love to wake up on a Sunday morning and to relax with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. I usually read classic novels or motivational books, but any book is like a diamond ready to be discovered.

Meditate

Meditation might sound silly, but mindful breathing is the best way to relax. You go somewhere quiet and clear your head. Literally, swipe your thoughts away when something enters your head. Take deep breaths, and focus only on your breaths. There are lots of apps that can help you with this. Meditating for just a small amount of time each day is supposed to have long-term beneficial effects!

Pamper yourself

A salon or spa visit can be a nice treat when you’re feeling under the weather. You can go on a relaxing spa break in Yorkshire and enjoy a full day of royal treatment. You deserve it, so what is keeping you?

Movie marathon

I love this, it’s my favorite thing to do, especially after the kids go to bed. The house is all quiet and I can enjoy my favorite movies in peace and relax.

Family games

Some me-time is always welcome, but it’s nice to have some fun with the family too. I always start a nice evening with the family by cooking something special and involving the kids in the meal prep. It’s a nice activity and I get to bond with my two girls. Then, after dinner, we usually play a nice game, Monopoly being our all time favorite and the game that I always seem to lose, that is if we manage to finish it until the kids go to bed. You don’t have to do this every night, we all have busy schedules, but at least two times a week it’s a must, in my opinion.

Visit friends or invite them over

Well, relaxing doesn’t always need to mean alone time, right? What could be more fun than a girl’s night? You can cook together a nice dinner and catch up with everything. Laughter is good for the soul, and having a good chat to somebody you trust can put everything back into perspective.

These are just a few ways to relax that work wonders for me and help me to re-charge my batteries. If you have other interesting ways to relax, don’t be shy and share them with us in the comment section below.

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