Familiarizing yourself with the definition of a time-out

With today’s busy lifestyles of working hard, and playing hard, it is sometimes hard to remember to take time for yourself and relax. I know with the rise in social media I always have the fear of missing out (FOMO), therefore I try to cram in as much as I possibly can into my week, whether that be socialising with friends mid-week or heading out on the weekends. That said, there is nothing more luxurious than having a weekend to focus on me, myself and I.

The free weekend might come around once in a blue moon, but when it does, there is nothing better. Having a free Friday night to come home to an empty house and enjoy a long hot bubble bath whilst reading that book that’s been with you since the end of time, it can give you nothing but great pleasure to just chill and enjoy some quiet time, engulfed in bubbles and candle light. Being weightless really invigorates you, I always feel a million dollars getting out of a long bubble bath, and knowing I have fresh clean sheets to jump into.

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As I’ve moved houses a few times, last year I went to a mattress sale in melbourne and treated myself to a new mattress, and oh my god – was it the best purchase of my life thus far. I hadn’t realised how bad my previous mattresses had been until I got my new mattress. It is literally like sleeping on clouds of heaven. There is nothing like not setting your alarm on the weekend, and having a big old lie in; waking up to the light filling your room, flipping over your pillow to the cold side and slipping back into a deep sleep. It really is a favourite pastime of mine, knowing that today I don’t have to do anything or be anywhere until I am ready.

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Speaking of mattresses, having a good mattress really does help my back. As someone whose job generally involves being hunched over a laptop, you really notice your posture after a hard slog at the office. Teaming a good mattress with treating yourself to a massage on your down time is just wonderful. I never really realised the stress and tension my body holds until I walk out of a massage salon feeling 100% lighter. Massages really should be mandatory, as they can really reset all your buttons in just a one hour time slot.

 

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Of recent months I’ve been trying to get out of the city on at least one weekend a month – just a short trip away can really aid mental recovery from the hustle and bustle of life. Being in new surrounding without any distractions, really does give you a sense of calm and connection with whoever you’re with. Ideally I’d love to have a weekend once a month to get away, without having access to the internet or phone, as I think this is the best way to truly relax.

 

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Having a time-out doesn’t need to be a grand gesture by any means, as going for as little as a nice walk on a beautiful evening helps me to unwind, taking in the sounds of the birds and leaves blowing in the wind helps me to realise that although things can be stressful and busy at times, there is beauty to be taken in on every corner. We need to realise that it’s on us to be the ones to make sure life doesn’t get the better of us, and we make sure we enjoy the simple things in life which will help us to maintain such a busy and fun lifestyle.

 

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Just remember to keep calm and carry on!

Bio: Oz Mattress is a proud supplier of Australian made mattresses. The team at Oz Mattress are committed to educating individuals on the importance of sleep and the dangers surrounding sleep deprivation. The team at Oz Mattress offer quality tips and advice that focus on enhancing the health and wellbeing of fellow Australians.

 

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