After a long day at the office, sometimes you just need to unwind and process the day’s moments. Here are five ways you can relax after a long and tiring day.
1. Have A Bubble Bath
Who doesn’t love a bubble bath? When you get home from work, put on some of your favourite music, light a candle or two, and make yourself a nice, soapy bubble bath. This is a great way to relax and let your body unwind from the day. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can always hop in your shower and belt out some of your favourite songs. Just don’t sing too loud, or your roommate might kill you. Leeanne Zissimous from Cover Me Employment Solutions shares her method for unwinding. "After a busy or stressful day whether it is behind a desk, in a factory or even running a household it can all be too much sometimes and all you want to do is unwind and let it all go. For some people, it's not a natural thing to be able to relax but maybe a nice soak in a bath with candles, bath bombs or even a book is the way to go. Creating a home practice space doesn't have to take up allot of room space, it just needs to be a calming space where you can go to unwind and let go." Find out more about Cover Me Employment Solutions by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Meditation is a great way to relieve stress, and help unwind from the day. Clara Chung from Your Highest Work offers her advice for unwinding. “I love to relax by turning the TV off, sip my matcha latte, followed by a relaxing evening meditation on my bed while using some ylang ylang essential oil in my diffuser to help me get a good night's rest. Lights off of course.” Find out more about Highest Work by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Do Something Creative
If your job relies on the left side of your brain, which is typically known as the analytical side, why not refuel the right side, with the help of Lisa Murray, from Creative Alchemi. “Allowing your creative energies to flow into your life is not just about being an artist. It's about doing something different every day and inviting your life to become unpredictably pleasurable. Being creative invites new inspiration, new awareness and is a brilliant antidote to burnout. When you are creative it nurtures the real you. You can let down your barriers and pretences and allow the expression of ALL of you.” Find more about Creative Alchemi by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Sometimes a great way to relax after work is to sleep. Your body needs sleep, and if you’re coming home feeling exhausted, why torture yourself by staying awake? As soon as you get home, get changed into comfy pjs and cuddle yourself up in your doona. Snoozing is a great stress reliever, it repairs your brain and is healthy for you. So, what are you waiting for?
5. Read (Or Write) A Book
Why not escape the world you’re in by entering a whole new one with a book? Cuddling up on the couch in comfy clothes, some yummy food and a good book is a great way to unwind from the day, take your mind off any issues from the day and just escape. Blogger and freelance writer of The Millennial Mum, Catherine Ngo, shares her tips for a relaxing night. "Self-care and unwinding is important to prevent burnout! My ritual involves having a glass of red and writing. I could be writing a blog post, a poem or working towards my children's picture book. I have a lot of creative (grape) juices flowing after my little one is asleep. I'm a bit of a night owl and can survive on little sleep (that's what parenting does to you)." Find out more about the Millennial Mum by following her on Instagram.
It’s imperative that you unwind after a long day, as it helps reduce stress levels and refuels you for the next day. Relax and do something you enjoy, even it just means having a nap!