Tips for relaxing after a long week

After a long week of getting through school and spending time with your loved ones, you probably feel like you hardly have any time left for yourself. But spending a little time with yourself is actually important for your well-being. So, to help you take a break and relax, here are a few tips:

Enjoy some alone time

Taking some time off from everyone and being alone is necessary Choma. Get in the habit of taking an hour or two to relax by putting your phone on silent, meditating, reading a book, or even sleeping.


Meditation is an act of focusing and clearing your mind for a certain period of time. In the beginning you may feel blocked and bored because you’re literally sitting in a quiet place and it’s not easy to let go of your inner thoughts, but with a bit of practice you will eventually get it right.

If you’ve never meditated before and need tips on how to get started, read this article here.

Movies and series

Schoolwork and housework can keep you so busy that you don’t even realise you haven’t been taking any breaks. Times like these call for lazy days, where a binge-watching session is necessary. So, go ahead and watch a full season of your favorite series in one sitting or watch a couple of your favorite comedy movies for a good laugh.

Pamper session

The nice thing about relaxing is that you can find different ways that are fun and creative – and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. You can have a pamper session with your best friend or siblings by giving each other manicures and pedicures.

You could also try making your own homemade masks for fabulous facials. For tips on how to use the items in your home as organic skincare products, read this article.

Do something you love

Sometimes, a simple task that involves doings something you love can be a real stress reliever. When you’re too caught up in the busyness of your own life, you might neglect the things that you are passionate about. So, bake your favorite cake, cook a great meal for your loved ones, create your own garden, start a band or join a choir or you could even start a blog or a book club. Whatever it is that you feel passionately about, make the time to enjoy it.

Choma, it is important for you to find a relaxation routine that works best for you so that you don’t get bored. Make relaxing and taking a time off a habit. If you’re an active person that enjoys nature, taking a walk or jogging around your neighbourhood can be a good stress reliever that helps you relax.                                                       

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).