Have you ever felt the urge to break free even just for once in your life? Have you ever felt like you need to take a break even just for a little while? Are you so stressed out in life most especially when it comes to your problems at work? Are you tired of waking up in the morning being forced to go to work? Or maybe, don’t you feel like it is time to let go of the job that gives you suffering every single day? If you are feeling this right now, then you probably need some courage to take a break.

There are times when you do not want to continue in a job that you never love. But there are also times when we have no choice but to continue working for the job that makes us suffer every single day. If you want to quit, have you ever thought about what to do next? Who will pay for the electricity bills? Who will pay for the water bill? How about the internet and phone bill? Who will take over the responsibilities that you are about to give up?

Recreation is one of the best solutions that life can give you whenever you feel that you are almost giving up. It is not yet the end of the world. There are still a lot of things that you can do despite the stressors at work.

The best thing that you have to think of right now is that you badly need to rest. You need to breathe some fresh air in order for you to think things over. Just teak a break but never give up.

So here are some basic tips to give you ideas where to go to take a rest and recreation time for yourself:

1. Swimming pool

There are a lot of studies that show how important it is to go out in taking a break. You will be needing a place where you can vent out about all the problems and confusions that you are going through. There are a lot of places that can freshen up your mind. One of the most common places where you can go is by spending your time swimming in the clear waters. There are a lot of ways to let go of your fears, anxiety and problems in swimming. As you exert an effort as you swim and dive through those waters, you can eliminate and release the toxins in your body. At the same time, you would be burning some fats and calories as swimming is the best form of exercise. You can lose a lot of calories rather than spending an exercise by running a mile. Just an hour of swimming is already equivalent to three hours of taking a run for miles.

2. By the beach

This is one of the most natural and relaxing way to release all the negative energies. Take yourself into the touch and vibrance of nature. Take a swim and enjoy the wonders of the environment. Make a smooth and refreshing feel as you swim towards the bottom of the ocean. Simply touch and feel the coolness of every wave that is coming towards you. After you swim and listen to the waves of the sea, enjoy a sip of a refreshing and tasty juice as you as you tan yourself under the heat of the sun. Wear your shades as you lie down on a carpet as if it was done by the best carpet cleaner in town.

3. Trekking

If you are a person who is more into the awesomeness of adventure, then challenge yourself and explore the wonders of mother nature. Go for a hike and trekking with your friends. This is a good way to exercise your body and cardiovascular system. It is also good to take a break from the pollution in the city. Moreover, you can feel the positive energies that the huge trees in the forest can bring you. What is even more refreshing than literally breathing in some fresh air from the countryside, right? Moreover, you can spend some time with your friends. Invite them as you plan for this adventure. It will be more fun to have a camping and bon fire with your friends as you feel the cool and breezy air up the mountains. You can have a good time with them as you spend a quality time and adventurous moments with your close friends.

Once you are on top, you can simply shout and let the bad energies go out of your system. You can have a relaxing feeling as well as you see the byproduct of all the hard work and sweat as you took the challenges of the nature by hiking.

Rest and recreation is not just simply about taking a break from work. There are a lot of benefits that you can get from these things. Taking leisure is both beneficial for your mind, heart, body, and soul.  Enjoy and have fun as you amuse yourself with a lot of new environments around you. Do not just get stuck at the four corners of your office. Enjoy everything and remember the term YOLO – You Only Live Once. So make the best out of this life. Enjoy the nature and its positive effect to your wellbeing. This is some sort of a reboot button as you face another challenge and as you face reality back at work.






You would probably think that rest and recreational activities would be equated to a lot of money at the expense. However, you might have not explored yet the positive vibes that your four corners of wall at home can bring you.

You do not need to spend too much in order to escape from all the atrocities and problems that you are going through at work, or at school. There are a lot of ways in order for you to freshen up your mind. Every once in a while, we think that there are too much things that might be bothering us; this problem can be a huge hindrance for us in making a good output. So it is really helpful to take a break every once in a while.

So here are some of the activities that you can freely do at home in order to vent out and in order for you to feel relaxed and reinvigorated:


Who says that recreation and fun can only be done in resorts or faraway places? Why go too far when you can relax at home? Yes, you heard it right! You can actually spend a good time just at home. Look around you, there are a lot of things you can do at home. Take your garden as an example.

All you have to do is place a clean carpet. Make sure that it is good for relaxing as if it was cleaned by carpet cleaners or else, if you use a very untidy carpet, then your purpose to relax and recreate would be defeated.
Grab some small tables where you can place some good food. Then put some old lights that you have used last Christmas. You can simply decorate it around the garden or maybe surrounding your carpet. Just be careful to hang it around to avoid accidents such as being electrified. If you want this night to be something special, you can use some creative ideas such as placing some colored plastic bottles or glass bottles to make a colorful reflection from the Christmas lights.



Now you can also watch movies as you relax or do some star gazing. All you need is a projector and white cloth. Just place the white cloth in a place where it would not be flown away by the wind. Then turn the projector on and freely watch a movie right away. Just keep in mind at all times that when you do this, you have to check the weather as well. Make sure that you would not be doing this time for rest and recreational activities during a bad rainy day.


This would surely help you forget the stress that you are going through. You might as well invite your friends or family to spend the night with you. It would also be a good time for bonding.


Yoga has proven a lot of benefits for the mind and body. It is all about balance and concentration. You can do this at home. All you need to have is a yoga mat. Or if not, you can use a clean carpet as an alternative. You do not necessarily have to get a yoga tutor or a yoga class. There are a lot of tutorials that you can see online. After doing some yoga and all the breathing in and breathing out exercises, you would surely get a good result. You will see the change and other good perspectives in life. It will also help you look at problems positively. It will give you an optimistic outlook in life.

What is nice about yoga at home is that you can also invite your family or friends to do this at home with you.

Wouldn’t you want to see problems as little challenges that would just hone and enhance your skills and characteristics as a person? Do not just see problems as negativities and weakness. Yoga can surely help you look at problems as if these were strength.

But do you know that there are other practices that other people do in order to relax? If you have a husband or a brother who loves to do car repairs, roof repairs and other home improvement tasks; just let them be because it’s their own type of relaxation. You might find it peculiar but there is actually meditation at work in those kinds of activities, just like what were mentioned earlier.

Another important thing, here is a video tutorial that can help you as a first time yoga practitioner.