Welcome to life! We spend a third of our lifetime working. The average working time during the week is 40 hours. There are individuals who work more hours because of more compelling and very personal reasons such as being a single parent, debt, additional bills to pay and more. And for the same reasons, they never take time off work, vacation, relax and replenish their energy.
Given that you’ve worked so hard, it’s not a crime to relax, turn off your mobile phone and shun social media for one day. You’ve all heard how chronic stress affects physical and mental health so don’t let it bleed into your weekends. To be specific, Sunday, the one day of the week you can spare to yourself.
Picture this: a gentle breeze blowing on a relaxing Sunday afternoon while taking a nap in a hammock.
Or… one relaxing Sunday afternoon spent soaking in a tub surrounded by scented candles.
Some are just plain driven folks who want to climb the corporate ladder faster than everyone else. For workaholics, letting go on Sundays may be more stressful. Breathe. It’s not so difficult to have a relaxing Sunday afternoon; you just need to think about the things that you like to do and what they will do for your well-being.
You’re going back to the salt mines on Monday. The least that you can do on a Sunday afternoon is to savor it. [Continue reading]