How to Rest Effectively: 8 Practical Tips [Visuals]

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In these crazy times, increasingly more people forget how to relax properly. Neither students nor employees get adequate sleep or have enough time to rest. Many still feel tired even after a break or vacation. The phenomenon of overworking has gradually replaced a more balanced lifestyle with proper resting periods.

That’s why in this article by IvyPanda you’ll learn many useful tips to engage in effective relaxation and you won’t struggle with a lack of productivity or motivation.

📴 Get off Social Media

Many people instinctively open their social network apps as soon as they have a spare moment. This is not a healthy way to relax:

  1. Your brain doesn’t rest.
  2. You get stressed.
  3. Social media keeps you awake.
  4. You get bored.
  5. Focusing on yourself becomes difficult.

We do encourage you to limit your time on the Internet during a school or work break. It is vital to let your brain rest if you want to maintain your motivation and productivity.

🏋️ Exercise or Hit a Gym

Benefits of practising sports:

  1. Releases chemicals (endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin)
  2. Boosts your confidence
  3. Enhances problem-solving skills
  4. Reduces stress
  5. Introduces you to new activities and people

Tips on exercising at home:

  1. Schedule your workouts.
  2. Find a proper exercise location.
  3. Adjust your goals.
  4. Pick ten exercises per workout.
  5. Set a timer.

🚶 Go for a Walk

Reasons to take a walk:

  1. You’ll get more productive.
  2. Walking improves your mood.
  3. It helps with your sleep.
  4. It’s easy and relaxing.
  5. You’ll get healthier.

Tips that will help you benefit from going outside:

  1. Go to a park.
  2. Listen to nature sounds or light music.
  3. Don’t think actively.
  4. Practice mindfulness.

🧘🏿 Meditate

Meditation improves your:

  • Focus
  • Well-being
  • Stress-management
  • Enjoyment of life
  • Self-awareness

If you want to devote more than one minute to meditation, try various apps:

  1. MyLife Meditation
  3. Sattva
  4. Whil 
  5. Meditation Studio 

🗃️ Organize Your Workplace

  1. Your surroundings affect your productivity.
  2. Your surroundings affect your productivity.
  3. You’ll sleep better.

😫 Quit Exhausting Yourself

How do you understand that you’re exhausted? How do you know when to stop working and take care of yourself? Seek for these signs and preferably quit working before they appear:

📅 Plan Your Breaks

  1. Your brain will refresh, and you will be capable of solving complex tasks more quickly and effectively.
  2. You will make better decisions because even a short break will help you analyze the situation from a different angle.
  3. You will get inspired and motivated, and, therefore, outstanding ideas will appear in your mind.
  4. You will become more focused after a break, so you will quickly complete even the most challenging tasks.
  5. You will avoid burnout – the most unpleasant condition when you are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted, so your brain is incapable of generating new ideas and performing.

You should find the right time in your schedule for:

  • 10 or 15 mins every couple of hours;
  • at least an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Apps to remind you to take a break:

  1. Time Out
  2. Stand Up! The Work Break Timer
  3. Move – Daily Activity to Stay Healthy
  4. Eye Care Plus
  5. Randomly RemindMe

😌 Listen to Your Body

Each person has their own needs, and none of this advice may help you – so the last recommendation is to focus on what you want and need. Try different methods to find which one is the most appropriate for you:

  1. Find out what grounds you.
  2. Try different relaxing activities.
  3. Change your diet.
  4. Take vitamins.

Read each point more in detail here. Thanks for reading the article and learning how to take a proper break.

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