Try these ways to relax and keep this latest lockdown from getting under your skin
It has to be said, so far, 2021 is looking an awful lot like 2020. With lockdown after lockdown, there cannot be anybody who isn’t feeling the strain, and we are all looking for ways to de-stress and relax. If you’ve watched nearly everything on Netflix, got to level 2000 on that game where you match the shapes, and all you have to look forward to is another day of homeschooling, you might be at your wit’s end.
Despite having all of this technology at our fingertips, there are other ways to relax you might have not tried before. A couple of them are very ‘old school,’ and you might not have done for years, and at least one of them is very new, and you might not even know it existed.
#1 Enjoy being puzzled
Easy to dismiss as something your Nan did, but puzzle books can be an excellent way to relax. You don’t have to be a crossword expert as you can do word searches or even sudoku if numbers are more your type of thing.
If you are not a big fan of putting pen to paper, or you find there isn’t enough in one of the magazines to make it worth the price, there are plenty of online alternatives you can access using your phone or tablet. If you are going to do this, watch out for more American style spellings of words, where you will find a lot of ‘z’s where you would normally find an ‘s’ and ‘color’ used instead of ‘colour’.
#2 A modern solution
You wouldn’t be alone finding it hard to relax at the moment, and putting pressure on yourself to relax won’t help at all. As a result, more people have started using CBD oil as a way to help them relax, especially since a lot of the incorrect beliefs about this modern solution have been dispelled.
In reality, CBD oil will not get you high (that’s a different substance from the same plant known as THC), and it is perfectly legal to buy cbd oil, both from a large number of online stores and even one or two on the high street.
#3 Journalling (keeping a diary)
Keeping a diary may have been something you might have done when you were an angst-ridden teenager, but it can help with relaxation today. The act of writing down how you feel can improve your mental health. It isn’t called keeping a diary anymore, it’s called journaling, and if putting pen to paper isn’t your thing, you can even do it online.
There are plenty of places and ways to start your own blog that is free and can only be seen by the people you want to see it. This might be your best solution if you think your vocabulary might not be up to it, as you can record video content as well as written pieces.