Switching my mind off is something I really used to struggle with. I love being busy and spending my time doing something productive but sometimes it's really nice to just zone out and relax. Here are four of my favourite ways to switch off from a busy work day.
Learning how to cross stitch has been on my to-do list for what feels like forever. It was a little resolution that I made to myself at the beginning of the year and I finally ticked it off and now I'm a women obsessed. Sewing is something that I love to do, even when it's just darning a little hole I find it so relaxing so naturally I was going to love cross stitch. It's really therapeutic and almost mind-numbing [in a good way]. You can completely switch off and it's a great way to do something productive without having to look at a screen.
As a child I was an avid reader, I always had my head stuck in a book. Then when I got into early adulthood and having a visually led degree it meant that reading wasn't at the top of priorities. As I hadn't read in so long I forgot just how amazing it was. It's such a good way to use your brain as not only are you doing something relaxing but it can also feed you with so much knowledge and broaden your mind.
Organising my beauty stash
Writing From Roses means, I'm lucky enough to be sent beauty products to test out so I've acquired a fair amount. It can be easy to let my stash get into a mess and in complete disarray but I love nothing more than organising it. I've written an entire post about streamlining and organising and try to follow my own advice as it's the only way to keep things functional. I know some people detest tidying but for me it's so cathartic. It almost feels like a little treat to sit down with all my beloved items and get them back into an organised state.
Watching a documentary
Even though I love binge watching my favourite tv shows nothing beats a good documentary for me. I've pretty much watched most of what Netflix has to offer and they've got some great documentaries on there. They are such an easy way to educate yourself and open your mind to topical issues in the world. Of course, as they are made for entertainment it's important to bear that in mind as you might not be getting all the facts.