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Five Tips to Destress and Be More Present This Summer

Five Tips to Destress and Be More Present This Summer

Five Tips to Destress and Be More Present This Summer

Are you having trouble truly disconnecting after the difficult year we've all just had?  Do you want to be more present in your everyday life?  When you live at our apartments in Gainesville, FL, you will have access to many amenities that encourage you to destress, but it won't be until you change a few things about your lifestyle until you truly achieve full happiness.  These are a few tips to help you destress and be more present this summer.

Sit Still and Be Present

Constantly moving around and staying busy can actually distract you from what's going on right in front of you.  Take a few minutes to just sit still, without any tasks on your plate, and sit with each moment.  Learning how to stop is sometimes a skill that takes dedicated practice, especially for those who like to stay busy.  However, the first step to achieving mindfulness is learning how to sit with yourself and truly reflect on your emotions.

Listen to Your Emotions

Once you sit still, listen to how your body is feeling.  Are you overwhelmed, sad, happy, tired, or just uninterested?  When you recognize what your body is feeling, you will be able to provide it what it needs.  Listening to your emotions can teach you about what you are lacking in your life, and it can help you fill voids that you maybe never knew existed when you are constantly on-the-go.

Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude can open your eyes to what is important in your life.  Take the time to sit back and reflect on what makes your life exciting, what keeps you happy, and what you value most.  Prioritize these people, events, hobbies, or interests so that you can truly get the most out of your life.  By forgetting to keep things in perspective, you may get overwhelmed by things that are out of your control.  Gratitude can keep you grounded when things get out of control.

Forgive Others

Forgiveness is another way to let go of things that are beyond your control.  Holding on to grudges or refusing to let go of old issues can get in the way of living to the fullest in the present moment.  Learn to let go of things that maybe once negatively affected your life by forgiving others.  Forgiveness can be difficult, but it only takes one step at a time in order to understand that it is okay to move on.

Take Breaks from Your Screens

Many of us are overstimulated by the constant use of screens in our lives.  From answering work emails at all hours of the day and night, to keeping up with the latest trends on social media, it can all become too much.  To truly destress, you should implement daily breaks from your screens to give your mind a break from it all.

These are a few tips that can help you truly destress and become more present in the moment this summer.  To fully live your life, you will want to learn how to implement these practices into your everyday routine at your apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL.  Contact us to schedule a tour and check out our luxury amenities to destress today.

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