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34 Ways To Rest Your Body Apart From Just Sleeping

Creating A Morning Ritual Create a new morning ritual for yourself. This concept is the perfect way to relax your mind and body before the start… Trista - September 13, 2020
A morning ritual can be as long or short as you need it to be. It will help you to start your day feeling rested. Image via Shutterstock

Creating A Morning Ritual

Create a new morning ritual for yourself. This concept is the perfect way to relax your mind and body before the start of the day. That will look different for everyone and will depend on what you find to be relaxing. 

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It could be taking time to enjoy your coffee with no interruptions or journaling your feelings and worries about the day ahead. Take between 10 to 30 minutes for this ritual, and you’ll feel refreshed and ready to start the day. 

Getting lost in a good book is a great way to take your mind off stressing you so that your mind can have a break. Image via Shutterstock

Reading A Book

When was the last time you read a book? A book is a fantastic way to rest without sleeping. Whether it is fiction or factual, reading is so good for you and helps you to relax your mind and your body. 

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You could use your morning ritual to do some reading before you start your day. Reading takes your mind off other things and allows you to reset your mind. It’s also great to read before bed and might even help you sleep better. 

Relax in a warm bath at the end of the day; allow your body to lie down and soak up the heat. Image via Shutterstock

Taking A Bath

A bath is another way to rest that doesn’t involve sleeping. This idea is the perfect way to relax your body after a long day or even if you have had an intense workout. Let your body soak in warm water and feel relaxed. 

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You can add extras to make it more relaxing like bath salts and oil, candles, and even something to watch or read while you soak in the tub. That also allows your body to lie down and take a moment to rest. 

Eating certain things and big meals before bedtime can make it difficult for your body to rest properly. Image via Shutterstock

Thinking About What You Eat

Did you know that the type of food you eat can help you rest better? Apart from the apparent avoidance of caffeine from the afternoon onwards, there are other choices you could be making to help you sleep better at night. 

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Avoid eating chocolate, steak, and spicy foods as these can keep you up at night. When you eat a big meal late in the evening, your metabolism has to work very hard, and this can make you have a restless night.

Being on your phone all night won’t help you relax, turn off your phone and do something else to relax. Image via Shutterstock

Leaving Electronics Out The Bedroom

To get the best possible sleep at night and feel relaxed adequately at your bedtime, you should make sure that you leave all electronic devices behind, especially your cellphone.

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We start aimlessly scrolling and not allowing our minds time to rest from looking at a screen all day long. Fill your evening time with other things like reading, journaling, listening to calming music, or chatting with your family. 

Giving yourself a bedtime is the most natural thing you can do to feel more energized the following day. Image via Shutterstock

Setting A Bedtime

Last but not least, assign yourself a bedtime. Remember when you were younger, and you were sent to bed at a specific time? That is a habit you should take up in adulthood too. We all tend to go to bed late because our minds are too busy.

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Switch off at some point in the evening and start your winding down process. When you can go to bed at a reasonable hour and go to bed feeling relaxed, you will sleep better, which will give you more energy the next day. 

Resting your body and mind is one of the best habits you can get into this year and continue it for the rest of your life. Image via Shutterstock

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Allowing your body time to rest and recover is the best gift you can give yourself. When your body is feeling it’s best, you will perform well and be able to do the things you want to without feeling overworked and overwhelmed. 

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Resting your mind is also essential, and the way to do this is by eliminating the things that cause you to stress, and if you can’t, finding a way to manage this. There are simple ways and significant life changes you can make. 

Sources: 

https://www.firstbeat.com/en/blog/how-to-design-your-weekend-to-boost-recovery-for-the-working-week/

https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2016/04/22-ways-rest-more-beyond-sleep/

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