The quickest way to gain downtime is to turn off the phone, TV and computer and enjoy the lack of distractions.
Many people feel anxious when their DVR is overloaded with recordings and they don’t have the time to watch their shows. Seriously, do you really need to know who’s getting kicked off the island or what has-been star can dance!!?
Some people say TV relaxes them, but I believe it’s more of a habit than a way to lower stress. TV just numbs you, and when the show’s over, your pressures resurface. Same with the computer.
Sure, it’s great to connect with old friends on Facebook, but do you really need to know what someone ate for dinner?
Rather than screen sucking, grab that unopened book from your shelf, call a good friend or grab a cup of your favorite beverage and reflect on your day.
- Derived from an article titled “7 Thoughtful Ways to Stress Less” by Colette Carlson