How to Recharge On Your Day-Off
If I ask you, when did you last take a day off from work? You probably would take a few seconds to reply. It is not something that you often do. Taking a break from work is essential for your overall health. It will help you deal with the work stress, recharge your energy and improve your productivity.
This phenomenon can only be supported if you truly make this day-off worthwhile for yourself. When you can restore your drive, mental resources, and physical fitness, only then you can deliver and add value to your work. So, does your rest day help you with the same? Or do you end up feeling exhausted like a regular working day? If the latter is true then you should mend your approach towards relaxation.
For this purpose, below are some tips to make your breaks from work more effective and restorative:
1. Treat yourself to healthy food
Sometimes, you become so physically and mentally exhausted at work that you unknowingly start compromising on your health and develop poor eating habits. At least, on a day of self-care, you must be considerate of having a diet that is full of nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, etc. A vegan diet is popularly known for offering this nutritious food. It will not only recharge your mind and body but will also brighten up your mood.
You should avoid taking sugary snacks and caffeine before bed as these may intervene with your sleep and make you restless.
2. Do not occupy yourself with numerous tasks
You have this one day to recharge yourself. And if you plan your day catching up to a list of multiple home chores, you will not be able to relax at all. Instead, your mind will remain busy working to get the tasks done.
You should even avoid taking calls or responding to emails from the office, if not necessary. Try to manage your time tactfully, where you can enjoy yourself too apart from doing some significant tasks for which ultimately you will be accountable.
3. Indulge in recreational activities
To avoid stress and increase concentration at work, you can make your day restorative by indulging in different recreational activities. Given the interest of each individual, some may find peace in doing artwork, some may love to read books, and some may relish playing indoor or outdoor games, etc.
You can also resort to meditation. It is an effective way of improving focus and achieving a calm state of mind. Anything that you take delight in would surely help you recharge for the days to come.
4. Go for a picnic
You can plan a picnic with your friends or loved ones. Spend some quality time with them. Try to opt for a place filled with greenery or you may go to some beach. These places will be pleasing to your eyes and soothing to your mind.
Take a brisk walk in nature. Listen to the noises around and observe the small details. It will help neutralize your stress and make you feel composed and energetic.