In the counseling field, the importance of self-care is emphasized all the time. Even so, it can be difficult to remember to take time out of each day to relax. This is a great reminder! Relaxing does not equate to laziness. Personally, one of my favorite ways to de-stress is hiking and being out in nature.
“The researchers believe that many people mistakenly associate restful activities with laziness. In fact, this research suggests that taking time to decompress from the stress and chaos of daily activities will optimize your well-being in the short and long-term.”