Unwind and recharge

Alex Picasso, Editorial Assistant


We live in a fast­-paced world that keeps us on our toes and sometimes overwhelms us. We have to take some time for ourselves every once in a while to unwind and recharge.

It can be hard to de-stress with all the turmoil in life, but I have a few tips to help you relax.

The first thing you need to do is treat yourself. You get up everyday and work hard at school/work/life. It’s hard being you, and you have to reward yourself from time to time. Go out and get yourself some new threads. Go get that purse you have had your eye on for a while. I myself am not very materialistic, but I wouldn’t mind getting myself a snazzy pair of new boots. I’m not saying go out and spend all the money in your bank account, just give yourself a little reward for all the great things you do.

The next thing I recommend is to pamper yourself. Go out for a manicure or pedicure. Take a bubble bath for an hour. Take a nap for three hours. Your body and mind will be thankful that you decided to relax and take a load off.

The most important step in relaxing is to do the simplest thing possible. This allows your mind to wander and stray away from all the havoc in your life. I would recommend just a leisurely stroll through a natural setting. Walk amongst the beautiful yet simple world filled with plants while listening to some of your favorite tunes. Just go out and do something simple that allows you take a backseat and soak in the little things.

We all need time for ourselves to just recover and relax. The human body and spirit can do many incredible things, but we are not machines. We need time to rejuvenate; following the tips above can really help you find relaxation in a crazy life.