Productive Relaxation

Productive relaxation is something I have done for a number of years without even knowing it. In fact, it’s only recently that I’ve coined the term ‘Productive relaxation’ to explain what I do in my free time.

Lots of people can think of nothing better than sitting down to watch the television for the afternoon with a nice hot cup of coffee. I would love to do that too. But you can bet I’ll be doing another 3 things at least while I watch TV.

For me, productive relaxation is more than multitasking. It’s a constant need to be doing something, that in my mind is, ‘productive.’ I always thought I was the kind of person who could just lie in bed all day and not get bored. Turns out I’m not.

Relaxing, to me, just isn’t relaxing so here are some ways I like to relax.


If you haven’t heard of it, Duolingo is a website and app that lets you learn languages FOR FREE. If you’re not traumatised by your memories of GCSE French then check out Duolingo to learn a new language. There are so many to choose from and they make it really fun. This is one of my favouriting ways to ‘relax.’ I feel productive and I don’t need to leave my bed.

Quiz Shows

This probably sounds quite strange but I like my head to feel busy lisinopril 20 mg. And quiz shows fill this hole perfectly. There isn’t a quiz show that I don’t love and one of my favourite things to do is sit in front of the TV with a coffee, shouting at the screen. Please comment with your favourites because I love finding new ones! My personal fave is Only Connect.


Memrise has a similar feel to Duolingo. It’s colourful and fun but this website is all about memory. And if there’s one thing I love, it’s remembering things. That sounds so weird, I know but hey, that’s me.

Memrise is perfect if you’ve got an exam coming up or you just want to brush up on your skills on a topic for no real reason. But if, like me, you enjoy sitting down in your free time and learning all the state capitals then it’s great for that too.


My favourite of all activities to do when I’m ‘relaxing.’ Blogging is such a release for my brain. It keeps my hands busy, it lets me get my thoughts out and I would like to think it’s improving my writing skills. It’s also led me to join the wonderful blogging community of Twitter which means whenever I have a spare moment, I can always find something to do!

Are you good at relaxing? Or do you constantly need stimulation?  Let me know in the comments!

Rachel x-x-x

1 Comment

  1. February 7, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I constantly need stimulation. I’me always reading or doing something like knitting while I watch tv. I hate to sit and do nothing even though I need my chill days.
    Kiersten @ Autumn Country Girl

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