4 Ways To Relax

The super crazy and fun senior year I had has left me exhausted. Although I always love to enjoy my summer as much as I can and do tons of fun things with my friends, I really like to spend the first week or two of summer doing a couple of things to catch up on all of my missing rest and relaxation.

one // go to the gym
Most people don't see the gym as very relaxing since it involves a lot of exercise, but I love going to the gym. The gym has always been a great stress reliever for me, and I always feel so refreshed when leaving. Exercising frequently is always a great way to start my summer.

two // read
I absolutely love to read! Unfortunately, I don't have as much time as I would like during the school year to read because I'm always so busy. Summer is always the best time for me to cross books off of my to-read list left and right! I could seriously lay in bed for hours at a time just reading, especially when it's a rainy day like today!

three // watch Netflix
I'm the type of person who can only watch one TV show at a time. I started One Tree Hill a couple of months ago, which I'm obsessed with!, but I'm only on season two because of how busy I've been. I'm dying to finish the whole series by the end of the summer, and I love that I have Netflix on my iPad because I can also enjoy relaxing in my bed while watching it.

four // blog
My blog has definitely lacked this year, which is so disappointing. Blogging has always been relaxing to me, but school had always been my first priority. I'm mostly excited for this summer so I can get my blog on track and spend hours blogging like I love to do! Writing out posts always leaves me feeling refreshed and inspired.

How do you like to relax?


  1. I love this. I definitely need to de-stress before junior year!

    - Ruth S. | reallytrulyruth.com

  2. Blogging definitely helps me relax as well as reading.
    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. These are great tips! I totally agree with all of these. I plan to do as much relaxing as possible in the next few months, especially outside! Gotta enjoy the warm weather while we can.

    Great post!


  4. Running is my favorite way to relax! Being in a good running routine makes me feel so relaxed and at peace. Unfortunately after my recent foot surgeries I've been off my feet for two months. I'm so anxious to start running again and feel like me again.


  5. Yes! I do all of these to relax. I crave the gym when I am over stressed and blogging is a great way for me to express myself!

  6. Love this. I have major stress issues so this is something I could definitely learn from. Thanks for sharing!
    Lauren Ashley

  7. The last three are my favorite ways to unwind. I'm not big on working out, but I wish I was! I love to get lost in a good book though.

  8. These are great tips! I am sooo ready for some relaxation!!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  9. These are such great tips! I love going to the gym as well in order to wind down. Great post! XO


  10. All of these are great--but reading is by far my favorite :)

  11. All of these are great tips, however #1 doesn't happen very often :)


  12. The gym is definitely a great way to relax! Also to let off some steam. Thanks for the tips!

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

  13. Reading is a huge hobby of mine! I devour books during the summertime and I cook, nonstop. I get so much peace from cooking and baking! Here's to a great summer!