“Take a deep breathe. Hold it. Okay. Now breathe out.”How
often do you hear yourself repeating it to yourself throughout the day?
Nowadays, the average person is running around like crazy due to an endless
to-do list! We are simply in the age of multi-tasking. Constantly being on the
go actually poses the question of: “How do I relax?”
How many people can really give a response to this question?Personally, I’ve never been
able to give an answer to that question. Being a natural busy-body, I find it
weird when I’m not running around or stressing about something. It
actually feels as if I’m missing or forgetting something, so it’s
an unsettling feeling! When I find myself with time to just sit down, my mind
is still racing back and forth, making mental to-do lists and tasks I need to
accomplish. If it is not that, I am scrambling around trying to visit friends
I haven’t seen because I am always at work. My friends are always the first to
say, “you need to relax”, and give me these suggestions:
Go for a massage or spa day:let’s be real – not
everyone, certainly not most 21-year olds like myself, can afford
something this fancy! If only I was one of the Kardashians, right?
Drink tea to
detox:I’m not much of a
tea person so… preeetty much a
write-off. Replacing team with some other hot beverage like coffee is not
an option either, since I’m already a coffee-addict!
Watch Netflix and
eat ice cream: Netflix is a slippery slope! It takes great
self-discipline to stop binge watching the newest Netflix original.
Meditate: to this
suggestion, I say…how many people actually know how to meditate correctly? I just
sit there, cross-legged, and continue to think about my life as a
So here I am. A stubborn person who apparently has an issue with
relaxing because I am pride myself in being a productive person that
contributes to society. In my case, I do not want to stop.
it is not about work, what I want to do with my time is enjoy life. Why
wouldn’t I? I look for my friends because I miss them and would rather have
adventures with them than take a bubble bath.
I may still think of what’s going on in the week but that’s because I know
things may change so I want to prepare to accept that there are other outcomes
and possibilities to a situation. It may seem like I’m never stopping but the
truth is – I would much rather keep going and enjoy life
while I can because this idea of what relaxing is isn’t for me. I choose to do
what I can while I can because life is short and I choose to seize the