50 Ways to Rest and Recharge

Slow down. Rest. Recharge. Easier said than done. I know. I ran in circles for years. How do you find time to rest when you are juggling work, family commitments, personal responsibilities and on top of all that, trying to practice self care?

Start small with a few minutes of calm to rebalance and recenter yourself. Here is a simple list of 50 ways to rest and recharge. Some take 5 minutes, others an hour, so whatever little time you have, there is always 5 minutes to rest.

  1. Close your eyes for a minute. Breathe.
  2. Watch the sunrise
  3. Go for a walk
  4. Make a cup of tea
  5. Laugh
  6. Read
  7. Lay in a hammock and swing….
  8. Mindfulness
  9. Watching TV
  10. Daydreaming
  11. Doing nothing at all
  12. Listening to music
  13. Sit an breathe
  14. Time alone
  15. Try essential oils in a diffuser
  16. Drink a glass of water
  17. Get some fresh air
  18. Time in nature
  19.  Having a hot bath
  20. Light a candle
  21. Colour
  22. Paint by numbers or water colour paints
  23. Think about your wins
  24. Visualise a happy place
  25. Jump on a rebounder
  26. Journal
  27. Water your plants
  28. Sit in front of a window with the sunlight coming in. Soak it up.
  29. Use a foam roller on your muscles
  30. Doodle
  31. Take photos
  32. Massage your face when applying your skincare
  33. Give your pet some attention
  34. Massage your feet
  35. Massage your hands
  36. Put on a soothing face mask
  37. Lay back with cucumber slices on your eyelids
  38. Enjoy a hobby
  39. Get your heart rate up
  40. Catch up with a friend
  41. Meditate
  42. Take a nap
  43. Turn your phone off
  44. Roll out your yoga mat and stretch
  45. soak your feet
  46. Watch the sun set
  47. Try a sound bath
  48. Bake a cake
  49. Play a game
  50. Listen to a podcast or audio book

When life is in chaos and we are feeling frazzled, rest is essential. Rest is all about how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. Rest matters and is linked to our own sense of wellbeing.

Learning to Rest and recover is one of the monthly themes that we explore in the Blossome Community. 

Kim Moore Blossome

About Kim More

Kim lost her husband to alcohol dependency in 2017. She created the Blossome Community to help others enduring losing a loved one to alcoholism or addiction find a Pathway to Peace so they can let go of guilt/shame and live with self-compassion and joy.

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