Ah Sunday. Sunday snooze, Sunday chill, Sunday vibes. Who doesn’t love it?
I think it is so important to make sure we relax at least one day during the week ( that is of course, as long as you used the remaining 6 days constructively) Especially if you’re constantly revising for exams because it might be an important academic year for you.It’s so important to make sure you combat the stress and anxiety by keeping your mind occupied with a few other activities.
Gym. This might be your most favourite word in the world or your least favourite. Now I don’t mean going to the gym and doing an hour and a half sweat session, an hour of yoga, forty five minute class of pilates anything. Even after school when you might be as stressed as anything and doing a half hour HIIT class is the last thing on your mind after all the work you think you need to do. But honestly countless times after an absolutely stressful day and I have absolutely no motivation to get up and go but afterwards, honestly you just feel so renewed and uplifted. The stress is completely gone from your minds and I think, being able to do a really tough exercise or just standing through that yoga pose you feel so much more motivated, ready to take on anything as it comes.
Films and series. Maybe not series so much because they’ll just never end and eat away a lot of your time if you’re a busy person but films and series I think are a great way to just get your mind thinking about something else for once and feeling (as cheesy as it sounds) transported to another world.Some people might not be avid film watchers but I think choosing the right film really can put you at ease sometimes. If you think watching a film in one go will waste a lot of your time you could also treat yourself each night after you’ve done your days worth of constructive work and watch 15 or 20 minutes of a film. Or you could save a film for a Sunday night and just watch the whole film putting your mind at ease for the week ahead. Series also, might be an idea as you could treat yourself to an episode after every few days.
Personally I like both, Sherlock, Pretty Little Liars are some good series if you’re thinking of starting one. I’m sure most of you will have heard about Pretty Little Liars a slightly thrilling and mysterious series full of all the emotions. Sherlock is a sort of spy, thrilling suspicious series, the episodes are quite long though, around an hour and a half. I’ve also just started a series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. Now I absolutely loved the book of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I’ve just started the series but it looks quite promising. I think I’ve read the whole series twice because that’s honestly how much I loved it. This bring me to my next helpful way of relaxing; Reading.
I’m not going to lie I’m the least avid book reader in the world but I’m slowly but surely beginning to understand the significance of reading. For education, for grammar, for understanding and to broaden the vocabulary that you use every day. You don’t have to read huge long novels like Charles Dickens but even starting off small would be good. Newspapers. They’re also really important as you should have a decent knowledge of the world and what’s going on around you. If you’re stuck on what books to read there’s a post from the most recent blogmas series of some good ones we would recommend. Blogmas Day 22; 5 Winter Reads
Anyway, I hope you found this post helpful and realise that although you might be in an important and stressful year of studying it is very important to not let it drown you in stress.
Love Curls & S x
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