Do you feel like your kids have taken over your outdoor space? If you have children, we bet you crave for some time for yourself, even just a few hours or even minutes of relaxation. But if you’re busy with work and your kids, chances are, you would say you just do not have the time for even a short vacation.
Relaxing does not mean you have to go out of town! You do not need to leave your property even! There are a lot of relaxing activities you can do right at your very own outdoor living space. Here are some ideas for you:
Take a relaxing walk.
This is a great way to de-stress after a long day. If you have a garden or a yard, you can allot a few minutes every evening to just slowly walk around your backyard. This low impact form of physical exercise is also an effective way to clear your mind.
Read a good book.
You probably own some books that you have been meaning to read since forever. You do not have to finish the entire book. You could just read a few chapters. Kick off your shoes and relax on your comfy couch on your porch. Reading allows your mind to be free from its current clutter. Not into books? A magazine about your favorite hobby would work, too.
Plant some herbs and start a garden.
Gardening is proven to be beneficial to one’s mental health. Of course, if you can eat them that’s a whole lot better, right? You are not limited to herbs of course. You can try flowering plants, too, if that is what you prefer.
Get a new hobby or pick up an old one.
This does not include playing games or checking your social media on your gadget. Take a break from technology and remember old skills. Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? You can do that easily with the natural lighting in your outdoor living space. Are you a writer at heart? Let your thoughts flow!
All you need for this is a comfortable seating in your outdoor living area where you can spend at least 15 minutes meditating. Just focus on your breathing. You will probably have some random thoughts like a pending project at work or your grocery list, and that’s ok. Just let your thoughts come and go. It is best to do this at a time when you are least likely to be disturbed by any of your kids.
Your outdoor living space is not just for your kids’ pleasure but yours, too. Now that you have a lineup of relaxing activities that you can try, all you need to do is make sure your kids won’t disturb your much needed time for yourself.
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