This month has been dominated by sickness for me, mainly with fevers. My entire family has gone through a double cycle of illnesses, but I hope we're all done now and I can dive deeper into my creative work.
With this newsletter, I want to remind you all to take care of your body. As they say, "a healthy mind in a healthy body" really does apply.
The only positive thing about being sick was that I lost weight faster than ever before :-D, and I use Freeletics for exercise. What would you say about that?
But seriously... it's really important to take care of your health, not just physically, but also mentally. So, I'd like to take a break from work and remind you all how to properly relax. That is, the way I do it and what helps me. Let's get into it.
Go into nature - without your phone and technology
Truly, the most liberating thing is to simply "get away" and go out into nature. You don't need anything for that. You don't even have to travel far. I'm sure everyone has a piece of nature within reach where they can go for a walk, alone, with kids, or with anyone. Go without technology. Personally, I try to completely disconnect from technology, like my phone, after work and be more independent of it. It's liberating in its own way, but it's especially relaxing after a day of being on the computer.
Exercise, exercise, exercise
Personally, I'm no Hercules, and after these months of illness, I can hardly be called an athlete :-D, but... exercise creates endorphins and gives a great feeling, recharging your energy for the next days. Find time for it and practice it even in small doses.
I personally do Freeletics for about 30 minutes every day and go for a run. I used to do more, but with young kids, it's more challenging, so I chose Freeletics so I could exercise at home every morning while everyone is still sleeping, and sometimes I go for a run on a free day during the week.
Try it, and you'll see that your body will thank you, and your mind will feel relieved. You don't have to work like a machine. It just takes trying it out and practicing it in small doses.