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How should I incorporate relaxing into my life?

Asked Phoenix, Arizona

At least from my experience, most people can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Especially as one gets towards the end of high school, the list of things to do begins to pile up and sometimes I’m not really sure what to do when I actually have time to relax and re-energize. Any tips for how to spend this time and keep myself balanced in not doing too much or too little? #time #relaxation #life-balance

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Rachel’s Answer

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You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).

Rachel recommends the following next steps:

  • Set a routine.
  • Use Google Calendar.
  • Set aside Me Time
  • Write weekly to-do lists and use a planner.
  • Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.