Sure, we all know we need to relax. The next thing to do is to figure out exactly what that means.
This was brought to light as I discussed yesterday’s post with the teen mentioned there. He said he relaxes all the time when he plays video games – and then proceeded to tell me which ones relaxed him the most.
Then again, maybe he’s right. After all, who am I to say what will lower his stress levels? Perhaps gaming really does do that for him. I know there are plenty of things that other people do to relax that I would never, ever do to relieve stress. Gaming would definitely cause me more stress than relief! Golf is another example. Just holding a club makes me tense up. Others find it to be a perfect release.
Like happiness, success and so many other things, relaxation is yet another thing that we need to define for ourselves. Whatever those things are for you, the key is to make time to do them regularly.