Pressing pause is good for the mind and body. Taking time out from your daily routine refreshes your mind and gives you a chance to replenish your energy.
We all seem to have increasingly busy lives and whether it’s the demands of work or looking after the needs of everyone else in the family, it can often feel like there’s no time left to look after yourself. Make a change and take some ‘me time’.
By taking time for yourself, even just for a few minutes each day, you’ll be more refreshed and have more energy for work and family.
Relaxing with your favourite magazine is an affordable and healthy treat, and there’s such a huge range to choose from that there’s something for everyone.
Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural science at LSE, defines happiness as “experiences of pleasure and purpose over time” and says “To be truly happy you need to feel both pleasure and purpose”. By reading a magazine you can learn new things, discover a community of fellow enthusiasts, be inspired to try a fresh activity, or just indulge in some relaxing reading.
If you feel time poor you may often run out of time to look after yourself, and this has been linked to lower levels of well-being, increased anxiety and insomnia.
So how do you avoid that trap? First of all, look at what you enjoy doing. We all find relaxation in different things, whether it’s going for a run, spending time with friends or enjoying your favourite hobby. The important thing is to get into the habit of creating some space in your day that is just for you.