Life can leave you feeling like there's no time for truly switching off and relaxing, or when you do find the time you just don't know what to do.

Fear not, as we have a few suggestions to help you keep calm and get you back to feeling more yourself again.

From online reading resources from Wakefield Libraries, to mindful colouring in with Wakefield Museums and even some relaxation breathing techniques, it's time to take a break, get comfortable and relax.


Did you know that Wakefield Libraries have thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines available free on desktop or app? Discover your next page-turner (and save a fortune!) by finding out what’s available online.

For links see our digital library pages at
E-books and e-audiobooks available from RBdigital and Borrowbox.
E-newspapers and e-magazines available from PressReader.

Mindful Colouring In

Mindful colouring is a relaxing way to calm the mind while exploring your creativity.

This beautiful shoe, from the Wakefield Museums and Castles collection, dates from the Georgian period and belonged to the Clarkson family of Alverthorpe Hall.

There's loads more mindful colouring inspired by items in the Wakefield Museums' collection, including a miniature sewing machine and a medieval tile. Find them on the Wakefield Museums and Castles blog.

Time To Unwind

Life can leave you feeling like there’s no time - especially for truly relaxing. There are various relaxation techniques you can use to calm the mind and reduce the muscle tension anxiety can cause.

Check out some of our suggestions to help keep you calm and grounded.

If you’ve any medical conditions, such as problems with your breathing, speak to your GP before trying any relaxation exercises.