Believe it or not, a good night’s rest is hard to come by. Sure, you can buy sleeping aids to help you on your journey to dreamland, but it’s not the same.
The comfort of our homes and bed, and a night’s rest uninterrupted by anxiety is something that few experience.
Memories mean that you have experienced something that only comes once in a lifetime and is personal to you. Indulging in our favorite memories can improve our moods and take us back to a happy time where nothing else mattered.
Nostalgia can also help reduce feelings of anxiety and loneliness.
8. Spending time at home
With the holidays fast approaching, we’re once again reminded about the simple pleasure of spending time at home. Away from the stressors of work, your home gives you time to regroup and relax.
Spending time in your own space doing things in your own time is simply amazing.
Wherever you may be, there’s a world around you waiting to be explored. Of course, you could pay to discover a place, but where’s the fun in that?
Take a walk-through town or a bike ride through the countryside. Give yourself the time to explore and rediscover the world around you. There’s a reason staycations have become popular in recent years, and you can find adventure on your doorstep if you just take a look.
10. Being yourself
The world is so preoccupied with fitting a certain mold that we sometimes lose ourselves in the process.
Take a step back and reflect on where you have come from and where you see yourself going. You don’t need to be a cookie-cutter replicator to succeed!
It’s As Simple As That
Things that are as simple as spending time outdoors or doodling on a piece of paper all seem so insignificant in the moment, but as soon as we’re unable to experience them, we feel the brunt of what we’re missing out on.
Life happens and we power through.
It’s time to take it down a notch and go slow. Re-evaluate the things that you genuinely need, and focus on the luxuries you need that cannot be bought.
As the year begins to reach its end, and after everything we’ve experienced in the last few months, it’s easy to see what the important things in life are. Lockdown forced us to go back to basics and determine what’s truly important.
As we move forward, let’s remain mindful of what we’ve learnt and use it to lead happier lives in the year to come.
The best things in life are free. Cheesy, maybe. But there are some luxuries that money can’t buy that are worth more than we could ever imagine!