Make the most of your free time.
Everyone needs to take a break once in a while. You can either apply for a personal day or make use of one of Sri Lanka’s many public holidays. However, one of the biggest mistakes we often commit is not relaxing enough. From running for a late-night party to a brunch date to a movie hangout—we’re always so busy even when we’re not at work. So, here are some ways you can rejuvenate after a hectic week at the office.
Don’t Check E-mail At All
Ignore the urge to go through your inbox, unless your job insists on being constantly updated. Most issues can wait until you’re back at your workplace, so it’s not worth getting stressed out during your holiday.
Put Aside Electronic Devices
Turn your phone on silent and switch off your laptop. Resist any impulses to log into Facebook or Instagram. It’s important to disconnect from social media and give your mind some rest.
Remember when making your own breakfast on a Sunday morning was the best feeling ever? Recreate those memories by heading to the kitchen and whipping up your favourite meal. It could be something as simple as an omelette with toast or pasta with all the trimmings.
Watch A Rom-Com
Borrow some movies that will make you laugh till your belly aches and watch them with your friends or family. Laughter is a great way to unwind, and it’s definitely the medicine for all illnesses. Don’t forget to arm yourself with snacks to keep you going.
Get Some Shut-Eye
We’re all guilty of surviving on as little sleep as possible during the week. So a holiday is a good time to catch up on all those missed zzz’s. Get into your comfiest pyjamas, cuddle up to your fave teddy bear and slumber in peace (with some relaxing music, if you like).
Read A Book
At a time when Kindle and E-Readers have taken over, it’s refreshing to read the real thing, for a change. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, grab the latest John Grisham and curl up in a chair in the garden. Don’t be discouraged by the first few pages or the size of the book—all good things take time!
Take A Nature Walk
We don’t mean a guided tour or anything of the sort. Simply explore an area that you’ve never gone to before, like a garden, field or even your neighbourhood lanes. The more greenery around you, the better. Revel in the sounds of bird chirping and animals going about their daily business. Admire the flowers, and even dare to taste a fruit plucked from a tree.
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