It’s been easy to forget about how important our mental health is when wearing masks, social distancing and keeping ourselves physically safe from the coronavirus have been on the top of everyone’s minds. But your mental health isn’t something you want to leave unattended for too long, or it could have a significant impact on your well-being.
Ahh relaxation … it seems like a distant memory, right? With our busy lives, sometimes we can get caught up in work, family and the long list of responsibilities we pack in our day. We often don’t have time to take care of ourselves let alone fully unwind. We polled a handful of people and asked what specific things they like to do when they are feeling overwhelmed. If you’re in need of some inspiration on how to take a break from your routine, here are some ideas for achieving an ultimate state of relaxation.
“I don’t have time to just sit around and do nothing.” “I have to drop the kids off at school, get to work, come home and make dinner, get my son to football practice and then catch up on emails.” “I have way too much work on my plate right now.” “I don’t know when I’d fit this in. I’m taking care of my aging mother and working full time.”
I’m stuck in line at the RMV waiting to get my licensed renewed. Actually, I think I’m stuck in the line that leads to the line where I can renew my license. I don’t like this. Not one bit. But I have to renew my license. I have to get around to work, to buy food and go to the beach. I have no control over my current situation or how this RMV office is organized or operated for that matter. I have lots of opinions about this by the way. But absolutely no control over any of it.
However … I have every bit of control over how I deal with this situation.