Relaxation: The state of being free from tension and anxiety (according to Google).
To many of us, the word relaxation holds different meanings at different times of our lives, in fact, in different times of our day. We may consider relaxation as a good book in front of open fire on a cold day, or perhaps bathing in the sun, sipping a cocktail on a tropical beach somewhere. Perhaps if we have had a hard day it may just be as simple as having a shower, a cold drink or a cup of tea.
Relaxation is a subjective word and can only be sought after on an individual basis. My daughter defines relaxation as surfing, dancing and running. My younger son finds his relaxation in the form of a screen, whilst my eldest relaxes using meditation.. My husband enjoys fishing, gardening and watching his football team (although I question how relaxing this actually is?), I relax by reading, writing, cooking and yoga.
So as many of us begin to wind up our summer holidays over the coming weeks, I hope that you have had some time to relax; however that may look like for you?
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax”