What if we take the time to truly relax, here are some of my favorite quotes to help us.
As I was reflecting on my life, not knowing which foot to put in front first, I came across this quote by Izey Victoria Odiase: Relax, Recharge, Reflect. Sometimes it’s okay to do nothing. Now, I realize not only it’s okay to let things go, but it’s also okay to take time off from life to regain some strength in order to start over stronger. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
While I am always positive and hoping for the best, sometimes life cab strike so hard and try to crush our spirit. Before, I used to push myself beyond my limits and functions as a robot. Now I have learned that it’s okay to cry out for help. It’s okay to take time off, it’s okay not to have all the answers.
Take a break from the stresses of life and use that time to rediscover the important things that matter to you most. We all deserve an anti-stress day to recharge our batteries. Dee Waldeck
The world is very demanding and we all have deadlines to meet. We work so hard and we miss the little moments that bring the greatest joy. Our mind is constantly working and we forget that Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul. Jamie Lyn Beatty
What about you, when you are facing life’s toughest challenges, how do you recharge? What do you do to relax? Remember: “if you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.” Oprah Winfrey
It is not how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable, it’s how you spent the time. David Brenner
Take some time to relax, enjoy nature, and take that trip that you keep postponing.
We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. Unknown
Don’t stress over things that you have no power to change, focus on what you can do and do it with love.
If we want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. Buddha
Such a great post and something we all need reminding of, I know I am neglectful of doing this at times x
So I was, Samantha, now I have learned that it’s okay to just relax.
When I’m feeling stressed, I take 20 minutes out of my day and sit in my garden. I might bring a book. That always helps put me back in balance.
That’s a great practice, Lori!
It’s so important to relax and detach from your busy schedule so that you can reduce stress and rejuvenate. I loved reading this and those lovely photos make me feel peaceful.
Same for me, Brandy!
Do you know how difficult is for me to take Victoria Odiase’s advice? I always have a huge to-do list, so I feel guilty for doing nothing. However, I am going to practice doing nothing this evening.
I have reached that point that I am following her advice, Tami!
I love that you are finding enjoyment in your life. I think we often get so busy with our lives, with the idea of overcoming the negativity or challenges, that we often forget to enjoy the race!
I am just starting the process, Alexandra!
I love that you explored different definitions of relaxing. For me, there’s nothing more stressful than the idea of being forced to sit still for a full hour at a spa, but if you set me up with my work laptop, a warm blanket, and no pressure and it’s like my own personal zen garden!
Nothing better than a warm blanket and a quiet place, Liz!
I guess for me relaxing is reading a good book or just lying on the couch watching Netflix. A beach vacation would be amazing, but also expensive!
A good book is always a great source of relaxation, Diana!
you are right i should be more mindful with my me time. garden and books are the best combo 🙂
The beach, the gardens or park, and a book are the best, Denni.
Thank you so much for this. I needed reminding to take out some me time.
You are welcome, and have a blessed summer, Bindu!
Nice ones and great photos as well! Love the message here.
Relaxing as I read this post!
I am about to start my two weeks of relaxing and recharge! We just got to Florida, spending a few days in Orlando to take the kids to Disney. But then, they are going with my parents for a few days so my husband and I can go to a board game convention. Then we head to the beach in Fort Myers for a week. It’s an annual family trip and I look forward to it every year!
Enjoy your relaxation time, Stephanie, I am about one hour from Orlando.
When I need to recharge I grab a couple of fishing poles, tackle box, bait, and head to the canal. As soon as I get the first bite all the troubles of the world fade away.
I always want to fish, now, I am in Florida, I should learn.
I love that quote! I really needed to read this today. I’m often running myself ragged and feel that if I’m not busy I’m being lazy when that’s really not the case.
Once in a while, it’s good to do so, Rena!
I can relate to this post because I am going through a lot of changes right now and need to reclaim my sanity time. Taking time out for self-care is important.
Remember to take a deep breath, Elizabeth!
Last couple of years have been extremely tough on me and the only take away really was that I need to take care of myself first which is what i am doing now. Great post.
I can so relate to this post as last year it was such a hassle for us. We moved from Miami to Seattle and my life was so under stress so this year I decided to take a step back and relax.
Awesome, Vyom, I hope you are settled and enjoy your new place.
What a great post! For me reading a good book or travelling to a nice place work as a great stressbuster ☺
I can relate to that as well.
Spending time with my son and husband recharge me! I feel like I need to be with my people when I need to recharge
Family time is the best, Neely!
I absolutely love the pics, great article