5 Simple ways to unwind after a hard day at work
- Dec 01, 2018
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Whether you are suffering from Monday blues or have simply had a crazily busy day at work, finding simple ways to unwind can make a world of difference. Lying on the sofa watching TV might just not do it as you are allowing too much time for troublesome and anxious thoughts to race around your head.
What you need to do is break the cycle and put your body and mind into a situation where mental stimulation switches off and relaxation switches on. This is crucial to health as it enables you to deal with stress in a positive way and sets the scene for a good night’s sleep.
But with a busy lifestyle, how are you going to find time to unwind? There are things that you can do that will fit into your routine and ensure that you face tomorrow with a chilled out feel.
Try some of our fixes to get that tension unwinding and mind calming:
- Take a candlelit bath - skip the 10-minute shower and go for a longer soak in a warm scented bath, surrounded with candles. Pop in lots of bath foam, bubble bath or a sensuous bath bomb. Choose your favourite scented candles, sit back and switch off. This range offers some fabulously natural candles, full to the brim with rich perfume. Follow the scent and cast your mind back to long summer days with picnics outdoors by choosing the Fresh Cut Grass With so many delicious aromas to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
- Make your evening relaxing – set the atmosphere with dimmed lights, add more wonderfully fragranced candles and soft music. If TV is your thing, watching something light or a comedy is best. Read a book, tuck yourself up on the sofa, pull over a blanket and treat yourself gently.
- Get rid of the mobile – the worst thing you can do when you are stressed is continually keep referring to your mobile phone. These days they are a constant link to the busy world and with texts, emails, tweets and even calls continually coming through, it is just not conducive to chill out time. Also stay off social media; make a post or comment on something and before you know it, an hour has gone and your mind has been far from relaxed.
- Drink something soothing – whether it’s a herbal tea, hot chocolate covered in marshmallows or a green juice smoothie, sipping your favourite beverage whilst curled up on the sofa – or even in bed – soothes the body. As your body begins to calm, so does your mind.
- Make your bedroom a place of relaxation – it should be a sanctuary, free from thoughts of work or things that you need to do tomorrow. Make your bed cosy, add a mattress topper if you can’t afford a new one and add soft pillows, cushions and throws draped over your favourite duvet set. Don’t go for a duvet that is too thick and heavy – better to go for several light layers so that you can adjust to the temperature of the room. If weather permits, leave your windows open and settle down to sleep listening to the sounds of nature; even the hum of distant traffic can be relaxing in its own way!
You may have your own favourite ways of unwinding after a hard day at work but if not, our five simple steps will get you well on the road to relaxation.