If you’re staring at your screen in confusion right now wondering why in the world I would tell you not to stop procrastinating, I totally get you. We’ve been told that procrastination is a bad thing our wholes lives. So the idea of it being good for us sounds kind of bonkers. But I’ve got some pretty exciting news for you:
Procrastination is wonderful for you mental well-being, silences your inner critic and even makes you more productive and creative.
Still feeling skeptical? Don’t stop procrastinating just yet and let’s talk about it:
I don’t know about you, but goal setting (especially this time of year) can be kind of a stressful endeavour. There’s this pressure to renew ourselves, to better ourselves and to achieve (or at least set out to achieve) some pretty ginormous things. And you know what all that pressure adds up to? Anxiety baby! Which is not good fodder for building our dreams.
So how do we set goals in a healthy way? Because those dreams definitely aren’t going to achieve themselves. Let’s talk about it:
Looking to dive into a few new self care activities? Or are you just starting to make ‘you time’ a priority? I’m so excited for you! And I want you to know that self care doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated and it definitely doesn’t always need to take up hours of your time.
Whether you only have 10 minutes to spare or you’re looking for fun, simple self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home this list is for you. Check it out:
Looking for a fantastic way to exercise – look no further, because a jump rope workout is amazing!
If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably spent a lot of time running around with a jump rope! It was such a great way to play. And, my favourite part, it was a wonderful way to pass the time solo and with a group of friends. We’re talking double dutch baby!
But somehow that all fell to the way side when I grew up. And I imagine I’m not alone! But it turns out that skipping is more than just a fun game to play as a kid… it’s actually a really powerful (and still really freaking fun) way to exercise.
Here’s why you and I should totally start doing a jump rope workout:
Remember when you were little and life was a little less stressful? Ok, a lot less stressful? Adulthood came with a ton of freedoms, but it certainly amped things up in the stress department too. And while you left a lot of good things behind in your childhood (bad hair cuts, horrible fashions, puberty…) you may have left some pretty awesome stress relieving activities behind as well.
Obviously, you can’t get into a time machine and go back to the carefree days of your childhood. But you can embrace some of the carefree activities you used to love as a kid. And they can help to support yourself in so many ways!
Here are 4 awesome stress relieving activities from your childhood that you should definitely be doing as an adult.