Working all week can be exhausting! Everyone has their own ways of unwinding, here are ours!
When it comes to unwinding, sometimes we need to force ourselves to let go. Let go of the to-do list, business responsibilities and take control of our own “down time” to unwind. Yes, I said it… downtime should be part of your routine! Built into it in fact.
For some of us, doing nothing is a way to unwind. For our team it varies based on who you ask. A mutual appreciation for nature often leads this team outside when it comes time to unwind. This may mean fishing, hiking or just laying out and getting some sun! When that is not available we also get together as a team and participate in Bible study to learn from and appreciate the good Lord and all he does in our lives.
Personally, I choose to spend time with loved ones and get outside! If you know me at all, you know I LOVE animals, especially dogs! So spending time with them is always fun and full of surprises. If we are not able to get out and enjoy the outdoors, I love creating new recipes and fitness plans. I have a passion for wellness, balance and nutrition and believe it or not but researching new studies actually helps calm my mind.
Whatever it is for you, get out and DO it. Your mind, body and soul will thank you!
With projects happening all over the country it is hard to truly disconnect and let’s be honest…we are never really disconnected from anything with the available technological resources at our fingertips. So when I was asked “How do you ‘relax’ Brandon?”, I had to think about it.
Even though we run multiple businesses, there is something about the craziness and stress that I enjoy, and I believe it is knowing that we are building something great as a small family run business. So then I was asked “Brandon, what do you enjoy doing besides working?”…Now that’s a different question!
- Family time – I love my family and my friends that are like family. We all have been through so much together and can have some awesome dinners and get togethers that we will remember for a lifetime.
- Fishing – There’s something about being out in the water that is just relaxing to me. Although I’m not always catching, I do love wetting the line and watching the waves pass.
- Music – I haven’t picked up the guitar as much lately but I intend to shortly! I also enjoy listening to many genres of music…rock is my favorite though!
It’s hard to unwind these days, however, if you don’t do it you may need to ask yourself “Why am I doing what I’m doing?” We have this one shot at life to make the most of it, don’t forget about the people and things you love.
The things I find “relaxing” are some that most probably would not agree. When I have some time to myself, I enjoy tinkering with anything mechanical or just simply being outside in nature. I find myself breaking things, just to fix them again. Don’t worry I only do this to things I know I can fix. When I need to wind down, I visit my garden or catch up on yard work. Not only is working with earth grounding, but it’s fascinating being able to take a simple seed, soil and water along with some help from mother nature and the sun and grow plants that will nourish your body as well. Lately I’ve been toying with woodwork, so I’ll keep you posted on those projects! Of course I enjoy fishing and just some plain old relaxing (not doing anything) but those are rare.
A famous quote sums it up perfectly:
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” –Mark Black
As soon as 5 o’clock on Friday hits, I am ready for a break, I shut my laptop down and don’t touch it again till Monday morning. My weekends consist of RELAXING!
Here is what I consider “relaxing”;
Sitting out in the sun Sitting in the hottub
Hanging out with family and friends Cooking
Driving with no destination Singing
Hanging out on the beach Fishing
Swimming Talking to people
Those are just a few things I enjoy doing on my “downtime” but the list goes on!