The Friday Five: Must-Haves for Relaxation

Phew! I completely missed Friday over here, so that surely tells you what kind of week I’ve had!

It’s the end of the semester which means university life has been chaotic. I had busy days and something on the go every night this week. While it was a fun and rewarding week, I need a bit of relaxation time this weekend. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get “Jordana time”, I feel overwhelmed and cranky.

So…what do I do to relax after very intense weeks? These things usually do the trick for me (and yoga isn’t even one of them).

To do lists.
If I take a few minutes to regroup and think about what tasks need to be done, I feel calmer. I can see what needs to get done, and I can empty my brain of things that are taking up space in there.

Cleaning.
Seriously. I get in a zone, and I just go to it. Yes, most of the time, I find cleaning to be tedious, but it also forces me to clear my head and breathe.

Magazines.
I never tire of reading magazines on my big comfy couch. I have a few that arrived in recent weeks, so the build-up means extended periods of quietness. Print magazines also force me away from my computer, which is a good thing.

Baking.
Most of the time, weekend baking means bread making. Again, I get in a zone, make a mess in my kitchen, and end up with something delicious after a couple of hours. My dough is rising as a type this, by the way.

Sleep.
I’m not someone who naps, but sometimes it’s exactly what I need. Especially on grey days (or days like today where the weather sends over a surprise mini snow storm).

What do you do to relax after a very busy week (or several!)? I’d love to know!

Happy weekend, dear readers!

4 Comments

  1. Silvia delrosso April 2, 2016

    Still trying to figure out how to relax. However, sometimes you just have to stop and let the body and mind rest. Happy weekend!

    Reply
    • Jordana April 3, 2016

      Rest is good, yes! Maybe blog reading is part of how you relax!

      Reply
  2. Jennifer Murphy April 2, 2016

    Those are my top five as well (although I may take my magazines to Pan Chanco and grab a scone!). What magazines are you currently reading?

    Reply
    • Jordana April 3, 2016

      Oh Pan Chancho! Such a gem in Kingston! My magazine stack currently consists of Self, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, and Style at Home.

      Reply

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