How to Recharge and Get More Done: Relaxation Boosts Productivity

How to Recharge and Get More Done: Relaxation Boosts Productivity


Do you find yourself constantly on the go, feeling like there's never enough time in the day? If so, we have news for you: taking care of yourself is not selfish. It's essential to your well-being and health. 


We know that many of you feel like relaxing wastes precious time, but we're here to tell you that it's not. Relaxation and self-care are two of the best things you can do for yourself--and when your cup is full, it makes it easier for you to show up fully in all aspects of your life.


In this article, we'll discuss why is self-care important and why relaxation is productive and provide some examples of ways to practice self-care. 


Misconception: Taking Care of Yourself is Selfish

 The biggest misconception about self-care is that it's selfish. But nothing could be further from the trut. Self-care is not selfish you cannot serve from an empty vessel.

 After all, if you don't take care of yourself first, it's impossible to give your best to your kids, family, friends, or work. 


The best way to think about self-care is that it's a prerequisite for being able to care for others. It's like refueling your car before you go on a road trip. If you don't take the time to fill up the tank, eventually, you'll be stuck on the side of the roadΫ” 

Benefits of Relaxation 


Relaxing is productive because it allows your nervous system to "turn off" and can decrease pain, bladder urgency, headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety. When you make time for yourself and your body, it pays dividends in the long run. 


People often think that if they take a break, they will be less productive, but the opposite is true. Relaxation can give you more focus and clarity, which can help with problem-solving and decision-making. It can also increase your creativity and make you more efficient since your body won’t feel as much physical strain. 


Your relationships can also benefit from relaxation. Taking time to "be" can help you feel more connected to yourself and others, allowing you to bring your best self into all aspects of life.


Finally, self-care is not self-indulgence, and relaxation is an important part of self-care. It's a reminder that taking care of yourself should be a priority. The better you feel, the better you’ll be able to take on whatever life throws your way. 


Example of Self-Care 


So what qualifies as self-care? Here are some productive ways to relax


  • Meditating: Taking a few minutes (or longer if you can) to sit in silence and just breathe or focus on a mantra can help bring your body back into balance. 


  • Singing: Whether with friends or alone in the shower, singing has been shown to reduce stress and breathing. 


  • Dancing: Move your body and let go of any tension or worries you may have. 


  • Lying down: Spend some time lying down and focusing on your breath for a few minutes or longer if it helps. 


  • Breathwork: Take deep, intentional breaths to move energy through your body and center yourself again. 


  • Crying: It's natural and healthy to release emotions through tears, so don't be afraid to let them out when the time is right. 


  • Bodywork: Massage therapy, yoga, or any type of bodywork can help you physically and emotionally. 


  • Connecting with nature: Go for a walk in the park, take a bike ride, or just sit outside to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. 


No matter what is the most relaxing activity or self-care you choose to practice, it's important to remember that it does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. The most important thing is to try to do something for yourself, even if it's just for a few minutes each day. 


Stopping to check in with yourself throughout the day:


The most important thing to remember is that taking care of yourself doesn't have to be something you set aside a certain amount of time for. You can practice self-care during your day. Just take a few moments here and there throughout the day to check in with yourself and notice how you are feeling. 


Making sure you check in with yourself and take a few moments to breathe, stretch, or do whatever you need to to stay grounded can help keep you centered and prevent burnout. The important thing is that you make an effort to do something for yourself, no matter how small it may seem. 


Self-care isn't a luxury; it's a necessity for all of us. So don't forget to take some time out each day, and remember that it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want!




Taking care of yourself is essential for leading a balanced and healthy life. Taking time to relax, practice self-care, and check in with yourself throughout the day can help reduce stress and keep you grounded. So don't forget to take some "me" time each day – your body will thank you!




Dr. Nikki Cohen
Pelvic Floor Therapist in San Diego,
Services in English
Address: San Diego, California
92115 United States
Phone: +1 (818) 606-6717
Email: [email protected]