Sitting at a laptop or a computer all day is a unique form of draining. We offer seven ideas to help you relax and shake off a day spent in front of a screen.Jun 04, 2020
The 2019-20 school year challenged teachers to connect with students in a way they may not have before — exclusively online. For many teachers, that meant exchanging a day in front of a classroom to a day in front of a computer. And with the challenges of COVID-19 still at play, teachers could find themselves relying more heavily on online resources moving forward. That means more time sitting at a laptop or a computer.
These seven ideas can help you unwind after all that screen time.
1. Take a Walk
Lace up your sneakers and head outside to get a much-needed dose of fresh air and vitamin D. Don’t limit yourself to a stroll around your neighborhood; mix up your outings with this list of 10 outdoor walking activities.
2. Play Relaxing Tunes
Turn off your workday by turning on the most relaxing playlist in the world. This Spotify playlist is the perfect way to unwind after a long stint on your computer. To create a spa-like mood, light a scented candle, dim the lights, and turn off your notifications.
3. Create Art
It’s easy to confuse relaxation with distraction. Creating art is a mindful activity that can help you relax your mind — not distract it. This list of six therapeutic art projects is the perfect place to find your inspiration.
Meditation is another mindful activity that can help you relax and reduce anxiety, but independent mediation can be challenging. Not to worry, ease into it with the help of this list of guided meditation resources, which offers recommendations for beginners, meditation music, apps and more.
5. Write It Down
After all that typing and clicking, it can feel downright novel to put pen to paper. When your day is done, try journaling as a way to articulate how you’re feeling and signal to your brain that work is over. Not sure where to begin? These 10 simple journaling prompts take the stress out of staring at a blank page. Whew!
6. Grow Something
Did you know gardening is a natural stress reliever? Whether you’re caring for a few potted indoor plants or a larger outdoor garden, getting your hands in the soil can improve your mood and reduce stress. Get started with the help of these seven gardening apps.
Sometimes a good laugh can help you forget your workday worries. This list of 16 ways to laugh more has some great ideas to get you giggling, like letting that funny autocorrect fail slide.