In today’s fast paced world, it’s very important that we don’t forget who we are and get carried away with all the luxury and comforts life has to offer.
Relaxing, and having some down time is very important for everyone. Anne Lamott has rightly said ‘Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for sometime..including you.’ Winding down can include doing nothing and everything at the same time.
Be it reading a book, having a nice hot cup of tea, going out for a stroll in your neighborhood, watching a movie, having a series marathon and whatever feels right. Till the time it is making you happy, it doesn’t matter if its something completely out of the ordinary.
It is crucial to enjoy your life with these simple pleasures. We get so caught up with our work, family, friends, it tends to exhaust you to some point.
Even if you want to have some time to collect your thoughts, staring at falling rain,sitting out in the sun, writing in your journal are some of the things you can do. You can even try cooking. It provides you with tranquility as well as a sense of accomplishment when your end product is something delicious you can gorge on.
People love travelling in groups or with their friends, but you know something? Travelling alone has an aura to it that is so beautiful. The knowledge you gain, people you meet are all parts of self-development. It allows you to meet another side of you. That’s why you see many people packing up their bags and going off on expeditions.
Another way to feel in control of your life is to make your surroundings as positive as you can. Fill your life with people who bring out the best in you, fill your house with candles and quotes and blankets and pajamas and everything that helps you feel cozy and comfortable at all times.
Building yourself a life from which you rarely require time for yourself is wonderful but you still need it. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.