How do I relax more deliberately?
January 29, 2013 10:50 PM Subscribe
Even when I have free time, I find myself rarely doing the thing called "relaxing". I'm looking for how I can better relax, and what I can do to give myself a better environment to do so.
posted by parudox to home & garden (15 answers total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
Outside of work, I still always have endless things I "should" be doing for my various commitments. In principle, I don't expect myself to be spending all my time on them and I do have enough time to relax, but in practice when at home I often find myself staring at a computer screen without getting much productive or recreational value out of it.
I have a relatively new job to which I'm still adjusting time-wise, and will soon be moving to a new place. Which is to say that much is in flux, and there's a lot that I could potentially adjust in my environment and approach.
In my current place, I literally have no space to comfortably do nothing or to read a book; no TV either. I hope to remedy that when moving, but how big of an effect will this have? And what should I be aiming for when designing space with relaxing in mind?
Generally, what are your tips for getting your mental state or your surroundings to be more conducive to true downtime?