6 things to do during a rest period

6 things to do during a rest period

want the best rest period ever? Here are 6 tips to get you started.


our bodies can require relaxation more than we realize. take some time to stretch and move around, or even just sit and breathe deeply. this will help you feel less tense and stressed out, and it will improve your mood by releasing tension from your muscles. if you're feeling too wired to relax, try taking a few minutes to meditate or do some deep breathing exercises (like the 4-7-8 method). you could also try visualizing yourself in a peaceful place—like lying on a beach—to help calm your mind.

if this sounds like something that would benefit you right now, I highly recommend looking into guided meditation apps like Headspace or Calm. these apps offer short guided sessions designed specifically for relaxation that are easy to follow at home with no equipment needed!


breathing is a natural process that everyone does throughout the day. it doesn't take much effort to breathe, but it can help you relax and get through rest periods. as you think about your next course of action, try to focus on your breathing as well as other tasks in front of you.

listen to music.

there are many ways to listen to music. you can listen to the same song over and over again, which is a great way to relax. or you can listen to new music that you've never heard before, which is a great way to get energized. but no matter what kind of music you choose, it's important for your brain and body if you're listening with headphones that aren't too loud or uncomfortable.

watch tv or a movie.

the time you spend resting should be relaxing, so it's important to have some entertainment available. the best way to do this is by watching a movie or TV show.

the ideal movie or television program for rest periods is one that you've already seen and know well, so you don't have to pay as much attention and can focus on relaxing instead of concentrating on the plot twists. a good choice would be an episode from your favorite show or even just a classic film. 

the ideal position in which you watch these items will vary depending on your preferences: some people prefer laying down while others prefer sitting up straight in a chair. you should make sure not to sit too close to the screen, though—you don't want any glare from it reflecting off your glasses! also, make sure there isn't background noise distracting from what's happening on screen; otherwise, it may be difficult for you to focus properly and get into any kind of creative thoughts during breaks in work cycles.

read a book.

reading is one of the most popular activities to do during a rest period. you can read a book, a magazine, or even a newspaper! if you're feeling adventurous and want to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the world, try reading blogs or websites that are related to your interests.

drink water.

drinking water is one of the most important things you can do to maintain health and wellness. while it’s true that our bodies are composed primarily of water, we lose a lot of this precious resource every day through sweat, urine, and other means. by staying properly hydrated with filtered water, you can help keep your system running smoothly and effectively.

here are some other reasons why drinking plenty of H2O is essential:

  • water helps your skin stay soft and supple by keeping the body's natural moisture levels balanced.
  • dehydration can lead to fatigue or exhaustion—not only in athletes but also in those who have physically demanding jobs or lifestyles (e.g., parents). drinking enough water throughout the day will help keep your energy levels high so that you can get through your workday efficiently without feeling drained later on!
  • studies show that drinking an adequate amount each day could improve digestion because it makes food easier for the body to process; this includes foods with large amounts of fiber like fruits or vegetables."


throughout the article, we've given you plenty of tips and tricks for relaxing during rest periods. it's important to remember that there are no one-size-fits all approach here. if you're having trouble getting your mind off work during rest periods or just need something new to try out, then this list should help! remember: even if doing something seems silly at first, it could still be worth trying out because who knows what'll happen?

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