Time To Relax is Time Well Spent! (Guest Gillian)
The Most Important Time….Do You Have Time to Relax?
Time to Relax is Time Well Spent!
Do you feel like you are always pushed for time, and always pressured with so many things to do with not enough time to get around to them all? Our modern lifestyles certainly are rushed and stressful and we neglect giving ourselves sufficient time to relax and take time out. Life passes by in a flash and suddenly we wonder where all the time has gone because just yesterday we were 25 years old, and now we are 30!
Technology is one of the biggest culprits of gobbling up all our spare time, with social media being one of the worst. Many people feel pressured to keep up their social media accounts, and spend hours every day making certain that they have not missed an important piece of news, or an update from friend’s followers, or from a social media game that is being played. Instead of taking time to relax after work we swap one pressure for another.
With the computer age playing a huge role in our lives most of us will spend a huge chunk of the day staring at a screen, and some even continue screen time in the form of television, smart phones or laptops late into the night. Neglecting taking time to relax every day will eventually take its toll and it’s not just on your health either. Technology is stealing your time to enjoy life, the real sharing of your feelings with family and friends, and the only one that can take back control of your life is you.
Setting Aside Time to Relax Everyday to Slow Life Down…
There are many websites and news articles which stress the importance of learning relaxation techniques and you may have come across one and made a mental note to start making an effort to set aside time to relax but later forget about it and continue your rush from one day to the next.
Perhaps you are careful how you spend your money but are you careful the way you spend your time? We can make more money but time once gone is time lost forever. Daily time to relax can be in ways that suit you and relaxation techniques applied in the form of meditation, time out for technology, special time sharing with the people you love, or alone time, called ME Time where you spend the time doing something that provides you with pleasure.
Your time to relax should be technology free so that you can truly experience life around you again instead of being glued to a digital screen. It could be peaceful walks in the park, it could be listening to your favorite music, it could be enjoying quite moments sharing your feelings with those you love. If you feel stressed and anxious then it may be time to start applying one of the many relaxation techniques from meditation to light yoga, of the many other ways that allow you to slow life down.
Time Management for Time to Relax.
Effective time management will allow you to spend your time wisely, and it’s not hard to implement either. You have heard the saying that there is a time for everything but you need allot as much time as possible to enjoy life again, like for examples; to experience the wonders around you, the beauty of nature, the special feelings of love and friendships, the savoring of delicious food, moments of deep relaxation to enjoy the feelings of peace and being back in control of your life.
Keep a diary of your appointments, a list of things that need to be done and a ritual where you make a time to relax everyday and get the family involved so that you can send this special moment together. Learn relaxation techniques to slow life down so that you can start enjoying life to the fullest, because time spent is time gone forever and if you lose track of time, it will be wasted.