Remember to Wind Down


Sometimes you really have to wind down.

Afternoon Break
{Winding Down in the Afternoon: Prayer Reading and a Sweet Bite}

Deadlines often define how effective you are at work. How much did you accomplish within the given time period? How soon can you deliver objectives? How many items have you ticked off your to-do list? You are rushed. You are pressured. But hey, it’s work.

But you do have to wind down.

It’s the same at home. You’re finishing up on chores, making sure the vegetables are hidden in your son’s pasta (it’s the only way he’ll eat his greens!), paying the bills online. Rush, rush, rush.

Don’t forget to wind down. You do need to recharge. You do need to breathe.

At the workplace, winding down comes in the form of a warm cup of coffee, a bite of chocolate or taking a short walk around the block. It’s a good segue to the joy of the ride home.

At home, winding down is often a good read, a good munch and lots of quiet time.

When writing your schedules for the day, whether at work or at home, remember to put winding down as part of your to-do list. It’ll refresh you, recharge you, even make you a little bit saner.

How do you wind down? What do you do after winding down — slow down your pace or pick up the pace? Come share!

8 Comments on Remember to Wind Down

  1. Mary Joy
    May 6, 2014 at 1:02 pm (10 years ago)

    HI ms. toni! oo nga sometimes kailangan din mag relax. Kahit SAHM nakaka stress din kung minsan. Parang ang daming kailangang gawin. Ang gawa ko, i eat my favorite cake, do my favorite hobby like crocheting, and watch funny tv series.

    • Toni
      May 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm (10 years ago)

      Oooh anong pinapanood mo, Mary Joy? 😀 I also watch funny TV shows to unwind!

  2. Mary Joy
    May 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm (10 years ago)

    i love watching US tv series like Big Bang Theory, Two and a half men, How i met you mother (too bad tapos na sila) pero before paborito ko yung Friends. Kasi nakaka relax manuod ng something funny lalo na sa mga stressful days. I like reading inspirational blogs (like yours) too kasi i learn a lot talaga sa mga mommy bloggers at malaking tulong sa tulad kong new mom. =)

    • Toni
      May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm (10 years ago)

      I love those series also. :) I like Big Bang Theory rin and HIMYM! Did you like how it ended? 😉

      • Mary Joy
        May 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm (10 years ago)

        oh, you like those, too? =) i didn’t like the ending of HIMYM. We’ve been waiting for the “mother” to appear tapos saglit lang exposure nya, and then they’ll just say na nagkasakit and si Robin & Ted lang din ang magkakatuluyan sa ending! Parang ang lungkot naman ng ending nila diba? It’s the story of “how i met your mother” diba? . Wala lang, di ko lang nagustuhan. Siguro kasi i like happy endings when watching tv series lalo na kung comedy. Hindi naman spoiler alert? hihihi… =)

        Gustong gusto ko yung part nung kumanta sya ng “la vie en rose” =)

        • Toni
          May 13, 2014 at 11:31 am (10 years ago)

          Yeah! The La Vie En Rose scene was lovely. Ganda talaga ng voice niya.

          Nope, not a spoiler. I’ve seen the finale also. Ako naman I was fine with the ending. But I wish they showed more of why Robin fell in love with Ted (again?). Parang ang bilis kasi eh!

  3. Mia Sison
    May 14, 2014 at 10:23 am (10 years ago)

    I take a walk with my husband at night to wind down. Our neighborhood is a concrete jungle, but we take advantage of the not-so-near parks at Gamboa/Legazpi/Salcedo. Walking, as opposed to riding a car, always gives me the feeling of ‘slowing down’. It also allows me to observe people and discover new restaurants/cafes.

    • Toni
      May 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm (10 years ago)

      Walking is a GREAT idea. That’s something I should do more often when I’m in our neighborhood. Thanks for the reminder!


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