Five Ways to Relax and Enjoy Life

Five Ways to Relax and Enjoy Life

Five Ways to Relax and Enjoy Life

Are you your own worst critic?  Do you spend too much time in your head?  Are you tired of your emotions getting the best of you?  Those who suffer from mental illness, have demanding and stressful careers, or are constantly plagued with complications and challenges need to find the time to unwind and treat yourself to a little self-care.  As experts in counseling in Orlando, we find that good feelings, relaxation, and a positive mindset can alleviate some of the negativity that may surround some of these other challenges.  However, it may take some practice to achieve full relaxation free of worry.  These are a few ways that you can relax and simply enjoy life.

Do Something You Love

It may be easy to stay consumed with work, chores, and family obligations.  However, these are responsibilities that you must take care of daily, which means that they may not be exactly what you wish to do with your time.  By engaging in other recreational hobbies, activities, or going to events that you love, you can give yourself a break to enjoy something that makes you happy.  Be sure to make time for the optional and enjoyable things in love, no matter how busy your obligations may be.


Laughing is the best medicine.  Sure, we have all heard that before, but do we apply it?  It is easy to become stressed or overwhelmed with work but taking a few minutes to laugh and unwind is an important part of decompressing.  By watching a comedy or spending time with a lighthearted and funny friend, you can allow yourself the time to laugh, smile, and enjoy life.

Set Aside Time for Leisure

Do you spend all your time crossing off items on your to-do list?  Although this may feel productive, it may become destructive when you are fully focused on your responsibilities.  Make time to leisure and relaxation, even if you need to schedule it into your busy day.  Book a massage, lay on the beach, or a take a walk at the local park.

Try Something New and Exciting

Have you always wanted to try taking a new yoga class?  Do you want to learn how to surf?  Now is the time!  Stop putting off the things that you want to try, and finally give yourself a chance to try something new and exciting that you have always dreamed of doing.

Get Outside in Nature

Spending your time outside can have many benefits on your physical and emotional health.  By giving yourself the time to walk at the local park, breathe in the fresh air at a nearby lake, or spend the afternoon at the beach with the kids, you can feed your soul with some much-needed R & R.  Being outside is also a natural mood booster.

By following these tips, you can take the time to relax and enjoy the simple joys of life.  By increasing the opportunity for positive emotions and experiences in your life, you can boost your overall mood, which decreases your mental instability.  Contact our professionals in counseling in Orlando to start thriving in your life today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.