Lack of rest oftentimes pulls a number on us. We feel and look exhausted. We are not productive, and thus not successful. A busy lifestyle can wreck havoc on your body and mind so it’s highly important to take time to unwind every now and then. It’s easy to fool people into thinking you actually feel great, but pretending is never the best way out. I speak from experience, as someone who spends days and nights accomplishing difficult projects and doing household chores. I always thought young people should work super hard until I faced many health issues, including heart disease. Revitalizing the body and mind is more than just a popular phrase. It helps you get your personal and professional lives in order. However busy you are, here’s how you can revitalize your body and mind in just 2 days:
1. Connect with nature
The healing power of nature is incredibly huge. It can heal your body and your mind instantly, and improve the quality of your overall life. This doesn’t mean spend two days in the park or the nearest forest: it means spend a few hours early in the morning and later in the evening simply enjoying a fresh air and listening to the nature sounds. Leave your phone at home. Don’t call your friends. When you are alone, you are more likely to notice the smallest things nature offers. Watch birds, enjoy flowers, and see how those little insects live. It may sound ridiculous, but do it and you’ll like it. If you don’t have any opportunity to go to the nearest park, pond or forest, but you have a garden – it’s also a good way to connect with nature.
2. Wake up before the sunrise
If you are suffering from information overload, you know how it’s hard to think clearly and make the right decisions. You may get enough sleep but still feel exhausted. The problem is that you go to bed and wake up at a wrong time. Go to bed earlier and wake up before the sunrise. Not only will you feel more energized, you will manage to do more things in a day. When others sleep, you can enjoy a picturesque landscape and reconsider your life priorities and goals.
3. Get a massage
Although it’s best to visit a professional massage therapist, anyone, including your child, could give you a massage when you are low on cash. Massage therapy has plenty of health benefits and it’s a quick way to revitalize your body and mind in a matter of minutes. Getting massages regularly helps reduce stress, ease headaches and back pain, relieve muscle tension, and improve your sleep.
4. Run early in the morning
Running early in the morning boosts your energy levels, improves your mood and helps you get rid of negative thoughts. Don’t exhaust yourself, though. A 10-minute run at a moderate pace will be enough to refresh your mind and revitalize your body, not to mention that running helps you lose pounds and stay fit. If you can’t run due to certain health issues, walking is a great option too. Walking through the park doesn’t feel like exercise, yet it gives you a lot of benefits, regardless of your age.
5. Spend 2 days with no Internet at all
In a media-driven world, it’s hard to imagine even an hour without the Internet. Many of us have become obsessed with social media – we check Facebook or Twitter before going to bed and after we wake up. Moreover, we stay online all day long without realizing that we waste our precious time and ruin our mental and physical health. In order to revitalize your body and mind, aim to ditch the Internet at least 2 days a week. A morning yoga, a short run and reading before bed are much better than social media.
If you’ve never taken time to revitalize your body and mind, it’s not too late to develop this habit. These steps to revitalizing the body and mind are easy to take, but don’t expect positive results overnight. Personally, I need 2 full days to relax and feel amazingly energized again.