Everyone needs to take a break sometimes! Our lives are so busy we often become engulfed and forget one of the most important things…
So, it’s about time you took a break from life! I know that sounds crazy but you don’t need to take days off I mean a little break that can be as short or as long as you want. These are ideas that are accessible to most people and don’t cost a fortune. I mean I’m sure you would love to go away on an
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Take a bath or shower (depending on what you have). This can be a short, quick bath/shower. Or if you fancy a little pamper session you could spend a bit of time indulging your skin!
Go for a walk. Sometimes, you just need a bit of fresh air. Nowadays, most of us spend the majority of our time cooped up inside. So, get outside and enjoy the nature and fresh air!
Listen to some music. This is one of my personal favourites! Whack on your favourite playlist and dance like nobody is watching. I think I’m a professional dancer when I’m having a good old boogy. But, to anyone who sees me through my window I probably look crazy!
Hide/turn off all electrical and have some down time. Yes, that sounds terrifying, no social media! But, just having some time away from the online world will make such a difference.
Play a board game. Wow, can you even remember what that was like? I often forget board games exist. But, a quality game like Monopoly always brings out the fun and excitement.
Write a list of everything you are grateful for! There is so much in life to be grateful for and by writing all of them down you will appreciate all the great things in your life!
Watch a film. The genre is your choice. Feel like you need a good old cry, maybe a rom com or fancy laughing your socks off a comedy. Or, if you’re that person that loves to scare yourself to death a horror.
Buy yourself something. Not something crazy unless you want to. But, treat yourself to something whether thats a new top or some makeup.
Read a book. There is nothing better than being full consumed by a book. The outside world disappears and for that time you are part of the book.
Pet an animal. Obviously not a wild beast! I wouldn’t try petting your local parks squirrel. But, if you have a pet spend some time stroking them or you could go for a walk and ask random people if you could stroke their dog. I for one are guilty for this wherever I go, you bet if there is a dog I’ll ask to stroke it!
Do one good deed. Maybe hold a door open for someone, give some food to someone who is homeless or simply do the washing for your parents. That one small deed may mean the world to someone else.
Write a list of goals and achievements. This way you can visually see what you want to achieve.
Try a new food. I’m always discovering food I never knew existed and finding new favourites.
Take a nap. Everyone loves a nap!
People watch. If you’ve got a window, or sat in public just watch people as they pass. I love to guess what people do, where do the live, what job do they have?
Whack on a face mask! Boys, you can too. So, many times I’ve heard boys say “I’m not putting a face mask on, that’s a girl thing”. Well, you don’t know what you’re missing lads!
Tell a loved one how much they mean to you!
Go through old pictures. Whether that’s a photo album if you’re old school like me or for them newer generations who have all their photos on facebook go through and reminisce.
Stargaze. We are so engulfed by life we don’t take time to sit and just take in the world around us.
Start a new tv show. Or if you’re like me binge watch it in one day because you get so obsessed and no matter if the show is good or not you need to know what happens in the end!
Sit and enjoy a drink. This could be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. I love sitting with a drink normally either a hot chocolate or on the very rare occasion a porn star martini and just talking about anything and everything.
Phone a friend or family member and have a good catch up. I’m sure there is some gossip or event that you need to tell them about!
Start up a new hobby. No, not like sky diving or anything crazy unless that is your thing. It could be cross stitching, paper crafts or yoga.
Explore somewhere new. No matter where you live there is some area or place undiscovered. Go out and explore, find a new cafe, walk or even a new shop!
Go to the cinema. Everyone likes the cinema especially the popcorn am I right?!
Spend some quality time with your loved ones. Even if that is simply going and sitting at your nan and talking to her.
Tell yourself 5 things you love about you!
Find some inspiring quotes!
Practice being mindful/meditating and work on your self-awareness and self-care.
Do nothing. Have no plans and see what the day has for you!
Go out for a meal and sit and talk. No phone allowed! I always find this so hard to create conversation and even though me and my boyfriend have been together 3 years we always discover something new about each other when we do this!
Exercise. The word I dread! I mean a bit of light exercise interpret that how you want. For me that would probably be walking up the stairs to my flat.
Buy some flowers. I never buy them as I see them as a cost that is necessary but when I feel I need a treat I love buying some flowers it just brightens the flat. Plus they make great blogging props too.
Write a positive thing that has happened every day.
Move twice as slow as normal. We live in such a fast place world. So, try to be twice as slow as you normally are.
Rant. When I need to take a break (usually when writing my assignments) but know I don’t really have the time to. I love to just have a little rant to whoever is near me or if I’m alone myself.
Have a day in bed. Most people love sleep but in reality we don’t get enough time to spend in our bed. So spend the day in bed, watch films, hibernate.
I may be 21 but I still love a dot to dot especially them really small ones that take so long to complete. It just feels like a really big achievement. If dot to dots aren’t your thing what about an adult colouring book?
Baking. I love anything sweet so as you can imagine baking is my thing. I also love cake so if I have the time to then I
If money is no object for you then I definitely recommend going on holiday. But if you can’t afford to then you could always go camping. I love camping as long as the weather isn’t horrendous. I’ve been there in the freezing cold, rain lashing o the tent and the wind howling all night. It isn’t pleasant. But, I’ve also had amazing times camping in the sunny weather exploring.
Paint your nails. I’d love to get a manicure every week but I can’t afford that. But, I do love taking some time to sit and paint my nails and wait for them to dry.
Have a goof around. I love just messing around. Whether that’s singing to myself around the flat. Or dancing because I think I’m a professional dancer but if you actually saw me I’m 100% not.
Make a photo collage. I love making a photo collage of my favourite quotes and pictures to remind me of everything good that I have achieved or want to.
Visit somewhere new in your town. Let’s be honest we may live somewhere but we haven’t actually explored it.
Go through your wardrobe and have a purge. I’m obsessed with cleaning out my wardrobe and going through what fits me and doesn’t. More than half doesn’t and I need to just throw it away.
Try following a YouTube tutorial. It could be a DIY, makeup or a Bob Ross painting tutorial. Whatever takes your fancy!
Procrastinate. If I’m taking a break it is more than likely I’m procrastinating and trying to avoid something!
Day trip! I love going on day trips. Whether it’s the zoo, shopping or to the seaside count me in!
When I really want to have a break but don’t have a load of time I like to pick a new lock screen. I love flicking through all my pictures to pick one. There is just something about changing my lock screen to how I’m feeling that motivates me.
Have some food, maybe a meal or some cake and enjoy it!
I hope these 50 ways to take a break inspired you? Let me know what your