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3 Relaxing ways to Boost Productivity

We all love a good relaxation session, right? Relaxing is a huge part of self care and as you know that’s something I’m working on this year, in various different ways. We all have our own ways of relaxing, some will work better for me than they will for you, and vice versa. I’m no expert, but today I thought I’d share with you my three ways of relaxing which helps boost my productivity; in hope that they may help you too!

Have a nice bath & pamper session

Lately, I’ve been making sure I take some time out at least once a week to treat myself to a nice bath and a pamper session, usually on a Thursday or Friday. I run myself a nice hot bath, like the crazy girl hot that no man can seem to understand, pop in a nice lush bath bomb or some bubble bath and just lie there and day dream, or fall asleep. Sometimes I even treat myself and put my laptop on top of the toilet with Netflix on, y’know. It helps me feel squeaky clean, silky smooth and ready to conquer the world.

Go for a walk

I always find that when Nathan and I go for a nice walk on a Sunday, it really does help me sort my head out and plan my week. Having a relaxing Sunday evening definitely does help my productivity throughout the week. Although, I haven’t really figured out to get over the Sunday night/Monday morning blues just yet; but watch this space!

Read a book

I will be the first to admit that I definitely do not appreciate how amazing it is to get lost in a new book. I don’t read often enough, and this is definitely something I want to change throughout this year because its amazing how inspired you can come away from reading something you love.

Relaxing ways to boost productivity!

I used to be one of these people that would kick myself for relaxing, because I thought it was taking time away from my to-do lists and it would push me behind schedule. But what I’ve learnt lately is that if I plan it right, taking time out for myself boosts my motivation and helps my productivity in the long run.

Do any of these work for you? If not let me know what does in the comments or tweet me!

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38 responses to “3 Relaxing ways to Boost Productivity”

  1. These things always help me relax, especially reading! I have been reading like a mad woman so far this year haha..

  2. I love finding a good book and I agree that it definitely boosts productivity! Getting into a zone really helps me to get through the rest of my day. Great post! x

  3. I love doing all three of these things to relax and take some me time so this was great to see you also find it useful! I read a lot and not only does it relieve stress and act as a great way to disconnect from the world for a bit, it also really expands your vocabulary and you learn so much too! Thanks for sharing and hope you take all the time you need to relax and take care of yourself when you need to xx

  4. Ashli says:

    I saw Harry Potter (or specifically Fantastic Beasts) and was like yep this is gonna be a good one 🤣 but I do love this post!! Great ideas!

  5. Michelle Blackadar says:

    great post! a hot bath is apart of my every day routine (besides hair washing nights obvi) i’ve found it really helps me rest better at night to climb into bed with the day i’ve had kind of washed off me. it’s so important to relax and take time for yourself. if you don’t you’ll push yourself to burn out which is the exact opposite of productive! x

    mich / simplymich.com

  6. mcm0704 says:

    Walking is one of my favorite things to do to relax, and my dog enjoys it, too. Reading comes in at a close second, followed by coloring. I have really jumped into the coloring craze and find it very relaxing.

  7. emilyunderworld says:

    Yep, I agree with all of these things! I love to read while in the bath, it’s so relaxing.
    Emily from http://emilyunderworld.co.uk x

  8. Reading really does help me to relax, unwind and be more productive!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  9. These are definitely great ways to take some time out and become more productive. I like to have a bit of a pamper. I need to read more this year. Thank you for sharing!! X

  10. justnatonya says:

    Kayla I always find good long walks is a nice way to clear the mind and get inspired by being in nature 🙌🏾

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

  11. The last thing you said about relaxing boosting your motivation and productivity is so true! I had my first day off from content writing all month yesterday, and today I’ve gone back feeling so much better. Beforehand, I found myself slacking, and then working till really late to make up for procrastinating, and it was a really vicious cycle! I love the tips you’ve provided, too; the reading one is a great way I like to relax, and it feels productive too, especially because I have a yearly reading goal I’m working towards!

  12. Go for a walk to get a fresh head every time x

  13. Ashley Firth says:

    Walking is so good for relaxation! I have taken to walking more – taking in the fresh air has really made a positive change to my life as well! Ooooh, I see you’re reading Fantastic Beasts! Be sure to write a review once you’ve finished reading it. I’m not sure whether I should read it or not xxx

  14. John Aiwone says:

    I’m a firm believer that most schedules and to-do lists can change and be flexed, especially if a break or two is needed and that’s okay! Breaks can give us a fresh perspective on life and our goals. I’m glad you’re beginning to embrace them and here’s to you getting lost in more books whilst reading 😉

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

  15. I love going for a walk and listening to a podcast when I need to wind down. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax and I love giving the dogs a good walk too!

  16. Snaps and claps girl! This was literally me today – over-thinking my next post. It’s too easy to get lost in it all – it’s nice to be reminded to take time for yourself!

  17. Having a nice pamper sesh always makes me feel recharged. Going out on walks is also great for this! Great shouts.

  18. eviebraithwaite says:

    I neglect self-care way too often, however, I find that by simply sitting down with a good book and a cup of tea, I’m always 10x more productive afterwards. If I don’t relax, I’ll just burn-out. I love going for a good walk too! Although, I’m not a fan of the cold weather atm haha

    Evie | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

  19. Going for a walk ALWAYS gets my thoughts flowing, I get fresh inspiration and new ideas and not in a stressful environment at all so it’s the best! I do love a bath for relaxation but I’ve got to say it makes me much more sleepy than productive, haha!
    Alice Xx

  20. glowsteady says:

    I always find that exercise helps! If I can push myself to be productive in one area of life, it always motivates me to do better elsewhere too. Maybe not the most relaxing though 😂 x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  21. Aaliyah says:

    Having a nice bath and pamper session is my favourite way to just unwind and relax and that gets my thinking of all my post ideas, I also love reading I need to do it more often! Great post x

  22. Lindsey says:

    Having just had a lovely hot bath myself this evening, you’re right: it’s such a great way of unwinding. And same for reading a book – I spent the entire evening reading the other day and amazed myself with how well I slept! Great post!

  23. I love reading but this month I’ve been in such a reading slump I haven’t even been able to finish one book so I really need to change that! I can’t wait to move out so I can start having a bath every now and then, I love the idea of putting the laptop on the toilet seat, I’d never trust myself with one of those shelves that go over the bath like most people on Instagram have! Great post lovely!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  24. Laura says:

    I defo need to take some of these tips on board. Self care is so important x

  25. I Especially enjoy going for a walk and then reading before bed. It knocks me out like a light lol

  26. So wonderful blog and wonderful advices. Only short. Thank you..

  27. I’m STILL one of those people that kick themselves for relaxing, so I totally know how that feels. I have such a problem with wanting to be productive 24/7 (I wrote a blog post about it last year!) but it’s something I’m working on. Having a bath and a reading a book are always good options!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

  28. Bethany Jane says:

    It’s so important to get a bit of time to relax, I think! I love that you mentioned going for a walk – something about the fresh air always helps to clear my head so it’s a great suggestion! I also really can’t resist a hot bath, especially in the freezing cold winter! In fact I might treat myself tonight 🙂
    Beth x http://www.adventureandanxiety.com

  29. Long a walk or bike ride do help me a lot when I am not productive! they are so refreshing! I do love to take a break and read a good book too!

  30. The Amy Tales says:

    Those are definitely 3 things i can relate too. I love a walk to shake off any bad vibes from the day. Its so refreshing. Also Book. there really is nothing better than escaping reality for a while. I don’t practice self care enough but this has made me think i should. Its so important. Thanks 🙂 x

  31. Yes, taking time for a nice hot bath or a long reading session always helps me with getting my motivation back and I can focus so much better when I do that regularly.
    (And I’ll be watching this blog to see when you find a solution for the monday morning blues because I’m in desperate need for that ^^)

  32. rwpetersen102014 says:

    I noticed that your three things rightfully don’t include looking at screens, which, of course, I’m doing right now. 🙂

    But it was worth it to be introduced to your blog. Nice work!

  33. Great tips! I always find a relaxing bath or pamper session helps to motivate me xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  34. Rasya says:

    I’m lazy so talking a walk is a no but I love reading! And listening to music while lying in bed improves my mood to makes feel motivated.

    nurulrasya.com

  35. Ruru Tatyana says:

    I cannot stress enough how important a good sunday is! my week often depends on the energy i surround myself with on my resting day. Great post! I love that people are speaking about the importance of self care.

  36. Bee Caluya says:

    Aww, now I wanna take a long bath and relax! I feel really exhausted lately. Thank you for this! x

    Bee x | https://beecaluya.blogspot.com/

  37. lifeofshar says:

    haha! I love that conquer the world feeling once you have came out of a bath! A walk on a Sunday sounds like a lovely idea, fingers crossed it helps with the Sunday evening blue though! There is nothing better than reading a book, great post! xx

  38. Radi says:

    I like going for walks. They always make me feel refreshed and ready to tackle anything.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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