In today’s busy life, every other day is a stressful day. But on some days you need some extra relaxation to unwind yourself after. After all, you deserve that pampering after all the hard work. Here are a few tricks to help you unwind after your stressful day.
Try stretching and muscle relaxation exercises
Sitting for long hours a day can make your muscles tense. To relieve all the tension try doing some simple stretches and muscle relaxation exercises. Exercising also releases endorphins which helps you feel at ease and improve your mood. A little exercise after a long day will also help you sleep better.
Take a hot shower
Taking a hot shower is the ultimate way to relieve yourself of stress. Hot showers help lowering the blood pressure and relieving bodily pains that you might get after sitting for long hours at your desk. They relax your body and mind making you calm effortlessly.
Lie down with a heavy blanket or eye mask
The heavy weight of the blanket helps you reduce anxiety makes you calm. You can even put on some relaxing music or scented candles and feel your body get lighter and your eye getting heavier. It helps to put you to sleep with a relaxed mind. Lying down like this after a hot shower can be pure bliss.
At this point you know that it’s all about relaxing your mind and body. And what is the best way other than mediation to relax the mind. You can try the simple breathing and focusing exercises to let go of the hectic day you just had. Try slow and deep breathing for 10 minutes to feel instantly relieved and relaxed.
Indulge in the things that make you happy. Order that ice cream from your favorite place or watch your favorite movie again. Treating yourself is the best way to feel better and improve your mood. It’ll help you relax and forget about the stressful day you just had.
Find out what makes you the most relaxed so the next time you have a stressful day, you know exactly what to do when you get home.