Why It’s Important to Recuperate After a Tension-Filled Week
Why It’s Important to Recuperate After a Tension-Filled Week
The week’s over, but you’re mentally drained and ready to crash. You might sink into the couch or head straight to bed. But the tension of the week can stay with you. It’s hard to relax. What can make a difference? A consistent recuperation routine. From mindful activities to drinking kava, here are a few ways to kick tension to the curb.

We’ve all been there. We have those weeks when all your work comes to an end and you’re flat-out exhausted. You’re mentally drained, and you just want to crash. You might sink into the couch or head straight to bed. But the tension of the week can stick around a little longer. It’s hard to relax and bring yourself back down to earth. It can feel like the tension stays with you like a bad dream.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s essential to give yourself time to recuperate. It’s important to counteract those stressful days and weeks when it feels like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Here’s why slowing things down is essential and how incorporating exercise, mindful activities, and even kava can be useful.

Set Time Aside for You

When tension and stress decide to show up, it’s a good time to look to the future and look into ourselves. As part of that process, set time aside just for you. This is time away from family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. It could even be time away from social media, texts, emails, and phone calls. Think time away from assignments, tasks, and projects. It’s just about YOU!

This time can represent a wall between you and your source of tension—along with your responsibilities, to an extent. Another thing to keep in mind is to be sure “you time” is an opportunity to practice healthy habits. Again, this is about taking a breather and bringing yourself back down to earth. Positive habits like going on a long walk, running, and biking can be a great way to release tension. So can focusing on mindful activities.

Indulge in Mindful Activities

Mindful activities can be anything that helps encourage mindfulness. Meditation is one example, and a good one, at that. The great thing about meditation is that it can take a variety of different forms. It doesn’t have to be sitting cross-legged on the floor with your eyes closed as you focus on breathing. But it certainly can be! One way to get into a mediation rhythm is to download a mindfulness app and find a routine you connect with. There are all sorts of great options.

Another strategy is to incorporate kava into your mindfulness activity of choice. Many people use kava for anxiety. As a beverage, it can help encourage general feelings of calmness and improved well-being. When you meditate, add kava to amplify your overall mindfulness and focus as you follow along on an app. Or maybe your mindfulness activity is putting together a puzzle or building set. Or maybe it’s reading. In any case, kava can help you get more out of these activities.

Focus On What Brings You Joy

This goes beyond just focusing on mindfulness and meditative activities. As you focus on yourself and recuperating after a tense week, do what you love to do. It might be putting together model airplane. Or it might be playing video games or going for a run. The point is, doing something that brings you joy can help you leave stress in the past. It’s even more beneficial if it’s something you don’t get to do often because you’re busy or stressed out.

If you get into the habit of indulging in a few hard drinks after a tough day or week, consider skipping those and reach for a kava drink instead. Kava can bring about many of the effects of alcohol, like the blissful or calm feeling your get from drinking an alcoholic beverage without the side effects. This makes kava an effective alcohol alternative—and a more positive way to recuperate and find closure after a tough week.

About Botanic Tonics

Botanic Tonics brings the power of kava right to your door, thanks to their convenient Feel Free Wellness Tonic. Made with kava kava and other ancient plants, the Feel Free Wellness Tonic helps you feel good. It’s safe, effective, and one serving (half a bottle) from the signature 2-ounce blue glass bottle is all it takes to start your journey. Enjoy the drink to wind down after a long week. Grab a bottle before heading to class or work to boost focus and productivity. Botanic Tonics’ Feel Free Wellness Tonic also works great as a social beverage. Enjoy it as an alcohol alternative that can help you break down the walls of social anxiety. It’s a euphoric drink that encourages feelings of bliss and so much more!

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