So, why am I asking you to take a break??? I know you all have important stuff going on. Some will be having assignments, some will be working to ensure better future, and some will be preparing for a test. But, what do you do when you are free? Let me guess, social networking, reading novels, watching T.V, watching movies, texting, or feeling anxious about what is going to happen tomorrow. What is relaxation? Pretty much it. But, what really is relaxation.
Recreational activities. Go out with you family or friends. Have a small picnic on a hill. Put your feet into cold fresh water. Go to an unpolluted place and take deep breaths of the fresh air. Have a good time with nature (City lights can’t keep you happy). Enjoy the green grass beneath you. Watch the bright sky above you. Look and feel the life around you.
Or have a get together at your home. Invite you cousins. Eat well. Sleep well.
Why??? I have observed that such activities keep you happy and healthy, both physically and mentally. One time I had to skip university as I had to go to my cousin’s wedding. I stayed there some three days, but I came home late at night. I had to go to uni the next day. Oh my God, I wasn’t prepared for a very important presentation on my research project in English. Wait, what happened then? It went amazingly well (on my part). I felt like I did a very well job.
Nowadays, I give myself one day per week (working days) to rest. It helps me keep my stress levels low.
I must also mention that I love staying at home. But, sometimes getting out of it is good too.
Here are some of the benefits of recreational activities:
- Reduces obesity
- Boosts immunity system
- Increases life expectancy
- Reduces depression
- Relieves stress
- Improves quality of life
So, are you ready to give yourself a break?