We all need time out now and then from our busy lives. While now it may been even harder to come by, it’s more important than ever to take some time out for yourself and focus on your wellbeing.
Here are some tips for activities to give yourself a break.
Exercise is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Yoga is great for fitness, stress relief and to clear your mind. If you haven’t tried it before, now is the time. You can try yoga from the comfort of your own home with no equipment needed.
Art can be very relaxing. You don’t always need lots of specialised materials. Why not try making craft from what you can find around you? You’d be surprised what you can do with recycled materials. Or pick a simple set of pencils and paper that you happen to have lying around and sketch away. Find a quiet space outside or sketch in a local park for a change of scenery.
Reading allows you to immerse yourself in another world for a few hours. There’s a book for everyone, from memoir, biography and poetry to thrillers, historical and literary fiction. Grab your favourite book, your drink of choice and find a comfy spot to read. If you’re looking for a recommendation, check out our Book Groups newsletter.
Many people find music relaxing. Whether you just enjoy listening to it or playing it as well, line up your favourite songs, switch on the radio or dust off your guitar or keyboard for some therapeutic playing. If you play or would like to start, try to make it a regular habit for your daily relaxation. If you’re looking for some musical inspiration, check out the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s online concert series.