There are some people who have no trouble “relaxing,” as this is all that they ever really want to do, but there is another group of people who has a much harder time relaxing, as what they really want to do all the time is be productive; for those who fall in either category, however, a mixture of work and relaxation is important – and when it comes to relaxation, the best way is to find those things that allow you to relax, while also allowing you to be productive, so that you are never just “wasting time.”One of the oldest and most productive ways to relax is with a good book in your hands; when you read, you will be able to unwind and relax, while at the same time keeping your mind working, helping you to gain new knowledge, and helping you to broaden your horizons – and realize that when it comes to relaxing through reading, this does not have to mean nonfiction or instructional reading, but can mean fiction reading as well! One thing that many people find to be exceptionally relaxing is going for a walk, and the great thing about going for a walk in order to relax is that it is also a great way to keep your body in shape; you might not think that “walking” counts as keeping your body in shape, but with regular walking, you will be keeping your muscles active and your blood flowing – all while helping your mind and nerves to unwind and relax! @@ADSENSE@@. And finally, grabbing a cup of coffee or a bite to eat with an old friend is one of the best ways to relax; keeping up with the connections we have made with other people throughout our lifetime is important for each of us, and when we sit down with an old friend (or even with a new one!), we will be able to relax, while also being productive in our maintenance of those ever-important relationships we have built. No matter whether you are the sort of person who only wants to relax all the time or who wants to always be productive, realize that relaxation truly is important – and productive relaxation is certainly the best way to go! @@ADSENSE@@.