A day without having 90% of it planned and scheduled with errands or activities is what I consider to be a ”lazy” day. Coming to the conclusion as a self-diagnosed ADHD individual with a need to be constantly multi-tasking and filling every spare moment of time with something is part of my daily routine. If you are anything like me, you’ll find an assortment of colored sticky notes prioritizing the list of “To-Do’s” for places to be and things to do. The feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment after checking off each task is what must keep me loading up my itinerary. From grinding through an online Master’s program, working fulltime in an office, assisting on fitness photo shoots to cooking, cleaning and socializing, there are only so many hours in the day to get things done.
I try to make full use of my daily agenda even though it causes a little extra stress.
Aside from being active daily to alleviate the anxiety and tension (typically placed upon myself) from my loaded schedule, I really enjoy DIY (do it yourself) projects as a way to de-stress. Depending on what inspires me, sometimes I’m in the kitchen creating alternative dishes to eat, getting down and dirty decorating the home or channeling my creativeness into personalized gifts for friends and family. I can get lost for hours at a time when designing my next project.
Some people unwind daily with a hot bath or curling up with a good book but I prefer relaxing in bed with my iPad as I search through Pinterest for new ideas. This is my daily treat that I rarely miss. Each of us has our own methods of moving into a tranquil and relaxed state of mind, maybe yours is listening to music, jogging around the neighborhood, drinking a warm cup of coffee or playing with your pets. What ever you chose, remember that not matter how busy your day is, take a little time to yourself and do something you love.
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