Take Time To……

Time is the most valuable thing you will own, and most of us will use it as best as we can. We like to try new thing, see different places, meet new people, and gain new experiences, which is amazing. I’m currently setting myself up so that I can be in a position to do more than what I’m currently doing now. But something I’ve learned along the way (from personal experience unfortunately) is that we tend to get caught up into what we’re trying to achieve that we stress ourselves out or ignore our surroundings because we believe we’ll achieve what we want faster. Does it ever feel like you’re in a rush?  I had to learn the hard way that it is ok to take time out, in fact, its essential. Taking time out is partially where my creative thoughts stem from, where I’m able to take the weights off my shoulders an not put myself under so much pressure. It was necessary for me to find as many outlets as I could and not limit myself to only one, because that one outlet may not always work or get tiresome after a while.

I’d like to share my personal ways to keep myself relaxed and my mind refreshed at all times. If someone can benefit from this post, then I’m happy I could help.

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 Music Playlist
I put my Favorite Scores playlist on shuffle, instant relief. Film Scores are what calms me and puts me in a better mood, plus they’re perfect for any situation. Whatever genre of music soothes you, create yourself a playlist based on that genre if you haven’t already. I would personally use a music streaming service like Spotify simply for convenience and access to songs at a low monthly price. Another suggestion would be to get some good quality Over-Ear Headphones (they really make a difference).

Meditation
Clearing your mind in a peaceful setting is sometimes all you need to put yourself in a better position. You’re better able to focus on your goals, think and reflect on your decisions, and decrease the likelihood of having health issues such as high blood pressure. It doesn’t have to always be in a sit down, crossed legs position either, it can be done sitting in a chair, listening to music if you want. It’s not about the position of your body, its about the position of your mind.

Movies
This is definitely one of my favorite ways to relax & get away. You know that pile of movies that’s building up in your Netflix queue, watch em! That new movie in the theater that you want to see, go see it! Those movies in your collection that you’ve been meaning to re-watch, watch them too! I’m a movie lover, I’m always taking an opportunity to watch a new movie (as long as it captures my interest). There is always something to see, & you may already have a favorite kind of movie to lean towards. And for those who don’t, feel free to ask for some suggestions from others or from me if you want!

Writing
I’ve always said that one of the reason I started this blog is because I needed an outlet for the thoughts in my head. There’s a feeling of relief for me to put my thoughts out into the world within a community of people that actually listen. With every post I make, another weight is lifted off my mind. Now we live in an age where there is always somebody listening to what you have to say, & more than likely if you think a certain way, you’re not alone.

I hope this helps someone. And there are plenty of other, more obvious ways to relax & take time away. I’m trying to get to a comfortable position like everyone else, but I’ve learned that if you’re trying to get somewhere as fast as possible, you may end up forgetting something along the way. Please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions on how you relax, I’d love to hear them! Be sure to also subscribe to The Wingfield Blog.

Thank You for Listening,
Brandon

 

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3 thoughts on “Take Time To……

  1. I like to listen to music and watch movies as a way of relaxing…I also read a lot…books-fiction and motivational books, Christian books, articles online..motivational quotes on facebook pages, lol 🙂 i also like taking a walk in my humongous park…

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