In the endless cycle of work, school, prepping, writing, etc many people forgot to stop and smell the roses so to speak. Relaxation is the key to a sound body and mind. There are many things that you can do to relax and de-stress from a world that constantly has us on the move.
1.) Take some time each day to sit in a comfortable seat and just empty your mind of everything. I would say meditate, but that is just to hokey for me, instead I will say relax. Maybe even close your eyes and snooze for twenty minutes (set an alarm if you have to). You will be amazed at how refreshed you will feel.
2.) Eat breakfast, I can't stress how much better you will feel every day by just eating something in the morning.
3.) Cut back on the caffiene, the wife and I now make coffee that is half regular and half decaf, it really does help.
4.) Get a good nights sleep, make sure you get 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. YOUR BODY NEEDS THIS!!! This is the time when your body repairs itself and recharges your batteries to face the next days challenges.
5.) Go on mini-vacations, not everyone has the time or money to go on long fancy vacations but take the family camping for a three day weekend or go on day trips to break up the monotony of life. These experiences will give you perspective and help you to avoid "sweating the small stuff".
Whatever you do in these stressful times, just try and relax a bit...it will help you to keep from going nuts!
...that is all.
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