How to Know When it’s Time To Relax

 (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

If ever your friends and loved ones tell you that you need to relax, you might want to listen to them. You might think you’re relaxed, but sometimes we become so stressed with life in general that we forget to relax, let loose and have a little fun. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re in danger of becoming too uptight, here are a few signs it’s time for you to let loose and relax.

You Don’t Have Time

Once you realize that you don’t have time to schedule fun in your life, it’s time to let loose and do it. Immediately; do not wait. Don’t feel guilty about being busy; it happens to all of us. However, if you’re so crammed with activities and things to do that you can’t even find time to schedule something fun on your calendar, it’s time to let loose and cut back on some of your craziness and have a little fun.

Be Easy on Yourself

Perhaps you’ve become uptight because you are too harsh on yourself. It happens. At some point it’s inevitable that you’re going to try to become the perfect employee/wife/friend/mom/example of some sort and you’re going to fail. Why? Because no one is perfect and trying to be perfect means you’re too harsh on yourself and you’re not doing yourself any favors. Relax; embrace life and its inconsistencies and go ahead with the knowledge that those who are imperfect have much better stories to tell.

You’re In Your Comfort Zone

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being in your comfort zone. Really, it’s a great place to be. You should spend time there. However, you shouldn’t spend all your time there. If you can’t remember the last time you stepped outside your own comfort zone, it’s time to make it a priority.


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