We are all guilty of it; the second we fall through the front door after a day’s work or from picking up kids from school, we head straight to the sofa and slump. And although it may feel like the best thing to do, it turns out a slump can give you the hump by making you even more tired and lethargic. So now that Spring has arrived, the Soreen Team has pulled together a few simple ways to keep you full of bounce in the evening.
Keep the TV off.
Don’t panic, we don’t mean forever but you know as soon as the TV goes on your energy levels go off. So how about delaying the TV until a little later in the evening and grab some family time instead? Make time to play with them, bake with them or just be with them. Kids really respond to quality time like this!
Getting stuck into the latest bestseller while lying by the pool is wonderful but why limit your reading to summer holidays? Making a little time in your evening for a good book is a fantastic idea – not to mention a great way to switch off from the real world while still activating those brain cells.
It might be the last thing you want to do after a day’s work but exercise is actually a great way to wind down. You don’t even have to break a sweat. A brisk walk, now that the evenings are getting lighter is perfect. You can even take a handy Lunchbox Loaf with you to keep you going.
Do a few simple chores.
If you put chores off until the weekend… stop it. Just think how great it would be if, when the weekend came all those chores were done. We’re not suggesting you redecorate but even if you just clean the bathroom, organise a drawer or get the shopping in it’s one less job for Saturday. And we promise you’ll feel great about getting it done, maybe even a little smug.
If that guitar you bought 2 years ago is still waiting to be played, evenings are the ideal time to reacquaint yourself. Just 30 minutes practice a night is a great way to wind down and who knows where it will take you? If nothing else, you’ll be able to embarrass the kids on a regular basis.
So there you have it, a few simple ways to reclaim and reignite your evenings. And remember, if you ever need a little squidgy energy to get you through we’re always here for you.