Are you overwhelmed from work? There are ways to help you recharge and that’s by taking your day off.
What an incredibly busy world we live in. At some point in your life, you must notice that your pace of life is quite frantic, your mind won’t stop thinking even if you want to, and you feel that your day to day lives are always filled with a multitude of tasks.
I can relate. We can all relate to the daily grind, the office, and the nine-to-five routines.
With all of that, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and burnt out. So, what about appreciating your weekend more or taking some days off? After all, it’s crucial for your well-being to take all that positive energy that will recharge your mind and empower you to have the most productive work next week.
In this post, I have at least five ideas you should consider doing in your day off so you can energize your mind and body.
Step Away From Work
First of all, stay away from your work. It’s your day off, so you better not to worry about what’s going on with your work. Mute or turn off the notification of all apps (emails, project management apps, Slacks, etc.) that are work-related for a day — both on your laptop or phone.
Being stressed from work can take a toll on your body, and worrying about your work can only rub salt into the wound. Therefore, it’s essential to completely unplug, relax, and recharge on your weekends or day-offs. Try to focus and be productive on something you haven’t been able to do during the busy workdays.
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Get More Sleep
In your day-offs, it’s time to stop struggling to make it through the week. It’s all about improving your optimal health and peak performance. In essence, you should make sleep as one of your top priorities.
That’s being said, sleeping is probably the easiest thing to do, isn’t it? A study found that sleep can boost your immune system. After those sleepless nights on your weekdays, it’s time to get revenge on your day-offs. Get yourself more sleep.
When your body is fully recharged by a good amount of sleep, you will think more clearly and feel energized.
Watch Movies or Online Series
Watching your favourite movies or catching up with your favourite seasons can be a relaxing activity to escape yourself from work. You can also watch your favourite YouTube videos online. Memes compilations, puppy videos, tutorials, you named it.
Thanks to the internet, you now don’t have to go to the cinema to watch movies. Especially at times like these when the pandemic outbreak is still happening, you can lay on the bed and simply log in to your Netflix account to watch tons of movies on your pyjamas.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can always watch animated YouTube videos that spoils you with cartoons that can take you on a trip down memory lane.
Catching Up With Friends And Family
Now that the pandemic is still going on and we can’t yet travel to see family and friends, we still keep in touch with them over the phone or through video calls. In this matter, catching up with loved-ones can recharge your motivation and make you feel accompanied during your days off.
Tell them what’s going on this week and what you’ve been concerned about. Having people that can understand you and listen to you is a powerful way to ease your minds and relax your thoughts.
So, it should come as no surprise that the amount of time spent with friends and family is key to boosting happiness.
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If physical exercising sounds like hard work for you, you may not have to get out of breath to reap its powerful benefits. No matter how much you hate physical exercising, you can’t deny that it can increase your brainpower and reduce your stress. In other words, it won’t only help you feel recharged, but also help you focus and stay on task.
Try to get up and move around. Running, walking, or biking, even just for 20 minutes, can recharge your energy and prepare yourself physically for mental challenges.
So, get some sweat out. Physical exercise can also help you distract yourself with all the mundane tasks from work to improve your working performance better every week.
You’ve got this! Everyone actually deserves a break — no matter how close to superhuman they are. It’s okay to enjoy your lazy moments at least on weekends or your days off. Don’t ever feel guilty about settling over the one-on-one couch time. At the end of the day, your health and well-being is your number one priority.
If you take care of your mind and regularly recharge your personal battery with something fun or something you enjoy, it’ll help you to be more productive and a lot happier.
Andre Oentoro is the founder of Breadnbeyond, an award-winning explainer video company. He helps businesses increase conversion rates, close more sales, and get positive ROI from explainer videos (in that order).