When I wake up in the morning, I’m feeling the sun on my face, and after a quick shower, I’m ready to lay down, and unwind. I’m starting to realize that when I’m not doing a “workout” or ‘exercising’ in some way, I really don’t think about it. But, when I’m finished with my day, I want to unwind. I want to have fun. I want to smell the flowers, and enjoy the air, and feel the warm sun on my face, and be happy that I’m alive, and that I’m here, and I’m not doing anything important.
As the end of the day approaches, and my favorite television show is ending, I find myself in a state of mild agitation. Naturally, this can lead to a slight funk, yet it is a fact that can be easily avoided. If you are ever unsure as to what to do with your time, or if you are not in the mood for anything, I highly recommend looking into astrology, specifically the ancient art of Natal Astrology. Natal Astrology is the art of correlating the position of the planets, and the houses and aspects of the Zodiac in a person’s birth chart with the essential nature of their personality, and the effects that their birth will have on their life.
It’s been a weird week for me. I’ve been working on the website, but I’ve also been working on a book. Because of that, I’ve been getting up earlier than usual and winding down at a later time. When I’m at work all day, I tend to work until 6 or 7, and then I go home. When I get home, I don’t want to stop. I’ll wind up writing for a couple of hours, and then work on the website for a bit. Then I wind up going to bed around midnight. That’s usually how it goes, but this week it’s been different.
I’m in go mode as soon as my feet touch the ground. My days are lengthy, and I find it difficult to tear myself away from my job. Partly because I like what I do, but partly because workaholism runs in my family. You’ll never find a slacker in our group, I constantly say. That’s not how we’re built.
The issue with this mentality is that it does not allow for a winddown. My folks would finish their days in front of the television with a couple cans of beer. They’d stay up late a lot of the time, doing little things. It’s almost as if they didn’t know how to take a break. It’s also quite simple for me to find stuff to do since I work from home. My tinkering isn’t housecleaning (though I wish it were), but rather computer tinkering.
One of my greatest difficulties has been learning how to relax and calm down. This may seem silly, but believe me when I say that if you don’t know how to relax, it’s all too easy to become pulled into a never-ending work mode, leaving your body, mind, and soul with no time to recuperate.
I’ve developed a nighttime regimen that allows me to switch off from work and relax. And it just requires one basic action: I read.
Reading has always been a source of tremendous pleasure for me, but lengthy workdays meant less time for pleasure reading. I found myself doing precisely what my parents did by plopping down in front of the television – only my beverage of choice was wine, and I had my phone with me in case I wanted to check the news or respond to an email (no one “needs” to perform either activity at night).
That is NOT a peaceful experience.
A good book, magazine, or newspaper pulls me away from the daily grind and puts me in a more positive frame of mind. I like a real book because it prevents me from jumping from one page to the next (or hold a phone). Plus, there’s something pleasurable about holding one and flipping the pages.
My mind starts to receive the message that the job is done as my eyes travel over the text. I have the ability to check out and check in with myself. I’m transferred to a new location, and it doesn’t take long for me to fall asleep. This is the ideal way for me to unwind. If you’re anything like me, I suggest committing to nightly reading practice. It’s the most effective method to re-energize your mind – and to stop working.
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When I’m done with the day’s work, I like to unwind in a way that is most pleasant and relaxing to me. Usually that means watching a little TV, reading a book or two, or sitting and doing absolutely nothing for a while.. Read more about wind down the day meaning and let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the good ways to wind down at the end of the day?
There are many ways to wind down. Some people like to take a walk around the block, others like to go for a run, and some people like to watch TV or read a book.
How do you wind down a bed?
You can wind down a bed by turning the mattress over and flipping it.
What are different ways to wind down?
There are many ways to wind down. Some people like to take a long walk, listen to music, or watch a movie. Other people like to go on a bike ride, play with their pets, or read a book.
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