Lately I’ve been feeling run down, worn out, tired, and a little bit sad. Work has been hectic, and then there’s social obligations outside of work. They’re all fun, and I want to attend them, but I’m feeling like I need a day (or week) off from my life.
A conversation with the Viking quickly confirmed he felt similarly and we soon identified the problem: we don’t know how to relax.
It’s become a habit to go to work, get home, and go “I’m tired”, “I’ve had a hard day” and not be bothered to make anything decent for dinner (or we buy something). Follow this with one of those skinny cow ice cream sandwiches, because we deserve it (and omg those things are the best), then sit in front of Big Bang Theory on the sofa until we go to bed, by which time I’ve normally passed out on the couch.
Then there’s this website, and the others we have, the Viking’s podcast, his music, and all the other projects we randomly decide to do.
Add to that the games nights we have every week (2 per week), plus any Friday & Saturday night plans, and you quickly have a week that disappears in a puff of smoke.
So where’s the relaxation? Where is the true down time? The simple fact is – it isn’t there. And we need your help.
How do you relax? What do you do to wind down? How do you manage to recharge to face another day?