Our lives are full of stress, so when we get a break it is important we take advantage of the time. I asked nine college students about their relaxation routines and what these activities do for them.
Peculiar: What do you do when you want to relax? Why do you do it? What do you gain from doing it?
Jenesky Baez: When I want to relax, I love to binge watch TV shows and movies. I also love to cook too. Doing this makes me relax my mind and get away from stress and anxiety of any kind.
Jecinta Ameh: Most times I sleep. I know a lot of people watch movies as their form of relaxation, but personally, I love to sleep as a hobby. Secondly, I believe that sleep helps me relax my whole body from daily stress.
Amina Ali: I watch movies mostly in my free time when I have nothing to do and no deadlines to meet, so it is a form of relaxation for me. When I am very tired after a long day, I sleep and it works for me because I wake up more energetic and restful.
Doreen Oriahi: As far as relaxation is concerned, I sleep because I gain peace of mind from it and I eat because it makes me happy.
Seun Kolade: I read stories when I need to relax because it slows down my thoughts and concentrates my mind on the story, so all other problems just go out the window for that time.
Timmy Adesote: I play video games because it helps me relax and probably forget my problems for a while. It also calms me down. Playing video games is just fun.
Precious Usoro: I sleep because I’m actually usually very tired. I sleep because I gain energy to do more work.
Funke Ogunleye: I either listen to music, read a book or just lie on my bed with my eyes closed. They don’t require so much energy and they are calming too. I usually get to relax when I do them.
Chris Agene: I basically just watch a movie or sleep. I’m someone who believes in self development, so the movies I watch when I relax are actually movies I have found that can teach me something meaningful. I don’t watch them for fun, basically to learn to be a better decision maker and so much more. I sleep about three to four hours a day. Sleeping, on its own, basically occurs for the human mind and body system to rest, so when I sleep I am a little relieved of troubles and any time I wake up, it is always like a new start for me.