The depths of winter might seem far away, but with the nights drawing in and wet, windy weather on the horizon, I know I’m feeling a bit low in energy. In fact, research has shown that 42% of Brits admit to having lower energy levels at this time of year, with many saying that 2018 has been more draining than last year – hardly surprising when we look at the state of British (and world) politics, the extra stress on people at work, and the growing pressure from the media to create the perfect family Christmas!
Everyone has their own way to relax, but whether you get creative in the kitchen, escape into a good book, or sign up for a yoga class, it’s so important to take a little time out to recharge your batteries in your day-to-day life. One of my favourite ways to escape and get some headspace is to head out for a walk. It might sound simple but the fresh air, open skies and sense of peace make me feel like I can deal with whatever stresses come my way just that little bit easier.
I find that walking allows me the chance to process the things in my head that I’m worrying about, with the rhythm of each step, or conversely just drift off and not think about anything for a couple of hours… Getting out of the town or city away from pollution is better for my lungs too as an asthmatic, and while it might sound counterintuitive, not exercising actually makes you feel more drained! So getting out and taking time to move your body will leave you reenergised and ready to face the last few months of the year.
How do you take time to recharge?
NB: This post was sponsored by E.ON, to help advertise their wide range of products and services. Although I was paid for this advertisement, all views are my own. For more information on how E.ON can help you recharge your batteries this autumn, visit www.eonenergy.com/recharge.