I have never been the unwinding kind of person. I had two settings, stop and go. Mostly, I was on go.
And then I started to have physical issues, and I had to learn, the very hard way, that I needed to learn how to unwind.
Unwinding in action
I love to play calm and quiet games like Animal Crossing. Those are great tools for unwinding.
My best way to unwind is with a book, one I read for pleasure. I curl up, take care I’m not going to get cold (I hate that) and then I disappear into the pages of my book.
And I love love love to do yoga on work breaks. Just 10 to 15 minutes of movement is all I need to completely relax.
The absolute benefit of unwinding is that I get more work done.
I work hard in the morning, my blog, my projects, all get ticket off on the list. Then I rest, relax, watch something, take a nap, and then later in the afternoon I have energy to continue working.
And unless I’m sick (or have the bad kind of pain flares), this schedule is very consistent nowadays.
And that hasn’t been the case, at all over the past years. That makes me very grateful, indeed.