Happy Friday ladies! I’m sure you have noticed (and if you haven’t, that’s fine, too!) that I haven’t been posting very consistently over the past two weeks and I want to apologize! I’ve had a lot on my plate lately (work, summer classes, etc.) and I’ve never been one that handles stress very well. I’m someone who enjoys being busy constantly, but like everyone else, there’s a breaking point. My dad was actually the one that basically pointed out that I need to unplug, relax, and spend some time outdoors. And like always, he was right. I need to figure out how to handle my stress so I don’t hit that wall, I need to learn how to unplug from technology (i.e. stop spending all my time in front of the computer screen and on my phone), and to spend my weekends relaxing and getting fresh air. So this post isn’t a complete damper on your day, there are some awesome things coming your way on Seashells + Sparkles! Think fun posts, giveaways, and some exciting news!
My main point of this post (I know I’m rambling) was to apologize about my lack of posting and also talking about unplugging because I feel like it’s something so few of us actually do. So what how does one actually unplug? Good question!
Turn Off Electronics
I never thought watching Netflix after work was a big deal, but apparently it is. Not only is binge watching TV shows (which I am beyond guilty of) a waste of time, but sitting in front of a computer screen for hours watching something isn’t that great for your brain. If you are someone who simply can’t get enough of their electronics, turn it into a positive addiction. Take a college course, watch a documentary, learn something new!
It’s crazy how much good it can do you by just going outside for a little bit. Grab a good book or a soccer ball and hangout outside for a bit to decompress and relax! Since I’m such a busy body, I prefer doing something outside that engages my brain so that I don’t feel like I’m completely just wasting my time sitting there.
Know Your Limits
I cannot stress how important it is to know your limits. I always just keep on going until I hit a wall and crash, and that’s not healthy at all. Know what you have to do to unplug, to relax, and what works for you. Maybe its an exercise class after work each day, or a coffee date with your best friend. Find out what works for you, use that knowledge, and sit back and relax!