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It's been a hard day at school or at work, and all you really want is to be left alone and mull over the days events, what went well, and what did not? Perhaps, you want to mull over what didn't go well a little more. Further, you would want to think why things didn't go the way you wanted them to. Now, if that is the road you want to take everyday, you're going to have to make peace with all the health problems that will afflict you as a result of stress. Don't be so harsh on yourself. You deserve a break as much as anyone else does. Indulge in some relaxation activities that will help you leave behind all your worries, and discover that special place where you can be yourself, and where you can be happy. It takes a lot of personal effort to be able to unwind under the burden of stress placed on us nowadays. These basic relaxation activities will help you reduce that burden.
Spending Time with Friends and Family
woman playing with her children
In the daily grind, we often forget the people we share a relationship or connection with. These people could be family or friends, people who have always been there. Spend some quality time with them. Indulge in some group activities like games, join a class, watch a movie, or just hang out together. Not only is this a way of appreciating their presence in your life, it will make you realize that there are other things to look forward to in life.
Reading
man reading a book
Reading is not only a stress-buster for adults, it is one of the best relaxation activities for children too. It transports you to a whole other world. A book can take you where you want, and make you forget all your woes. The best part about reading is that lingering feeling it leaves even after you've stopped.
Writing
woman writing
You don't need to be a Shakespeare to be able to write. Just penning your thoughts on a piece of paper will give you a perspective on everything that you perceive as a problem. The minute your thoughts leave your mind and appear on that piece of paper, your mind is bound to feel light and unburdened. If your thoughts are negative, put them on paper and tear it thereafter. You are definitely going to feel better!
Painting
boy painting
Painting has been found to be therapeutic and there is also a field called art therapy where painting is one of the activities involved. Also, the paintings kids create appear to be a reflection of their thoughts. By using painting as a relaxation activity, kids and adults alike can benefit from its effects.
Music
man listening music
The effect of music on the mind and body is not unknown to anybody. Music is known for its calming effects. Listen to some relaxing music, some mantra chants, or just some of your all time favorite romantic numbers, and feel all the stress melt away. Those of you who can play music, you must already know how music stirs the mind. It is also a great activity for kids to unwind, provided they are not pressurized to perform well!
Children today are as stressed as adults. The level of competition, and the increasing desire of parents to see their kids shining among others is leading them down the same road we adults are treading on―the one leading to stress and its aftereffects. As such, it is important that even kids are given the privilege of relaxing with the aforementioned activities.

Find these relaxation activities too basic? Give them a shot and you will see the difference they make. Indulging in yourself once in a while is not wrong. Moreover, by learning to relax, you are bound to discover new aspects about yourself and radiate positivity and happiness at all times.