Life Is Stressful!!!
There, we said it, not that you needed reminding. And some days are more stressful than others. Your boss can be a pain, your work colleagues can be a drain, and there may be other stresses that are causing you feelings of anxiety and aggravation.
Just what are you supposed to do with all of the pent-up feelings you have inside of you at the end of the day? We haven’t got all of the answers, but we do have some suggestions.
#1: Do something before you go home
Assuming your stresses were caused by work or something else outside of your home life, do something before you step back through your front door. You might only be worrying and fretting at home otherwise, and that will scupper your relaxation time. Instead, go for a walk or head to the gym, and engage in some light exercise to release those feel-good chemicals into your brain. Or visit a friend, have a cuppa, and offload your stresses if you need to, or just have a good laugh, and release your negative feelings. By doing both of these things (or something else if you prefer), you might be able to get some perspective on your stress and start the unwinding process.
#2: Distract yourself at home
Do something, anything, that will take your mind off your stress and onto something else. So, you might get out in the garden to check on your plants and perennials. Or you might want to pick up a book or a magazine and fill your mind with something other than your worries. You might even do the housework, as not only will this burn off your pent-up energy as you exercise your body, but you will also achieve a cleaner house, which should go some way towards helping you relax. By distracting yourself, even for only a few minutes, you can step away from your stresses and into a better mindset.
#3: Do something that will totally relax you
It’s not easy to relax, especially if your stresses are playing on your mind, but it is possible. So, after starting the unwinding process as mentioned, you might then want to do something that will help you escape the day. You could take a detoxifying bath, as an example, filling it with your favourite bath salts, and surrounding yourself with aromatherapy candles to relax all of your senses. Alternatively, you might want to invest in a floatation tank. Commonly used in commercial premises, such as at your local spa, they can also be installed at home. By entering into sensory deprivation, you can enter that meditative state without any sight or sound to distract you, and with the warm water gently lifting your body, your stresses should melt away. For more, check out this guide to floatation tanks. And if there is anything else that you know will relax you, then go for it! Provided you are able to escape from the stresses of the day, use any means necessary to relax your body and mind, even if that’s sitting in front of the television with a glass of wine and a box of chocolates!
What do you do to unwind after a stressful day? Let us know your ideas, for the benefit of all of our readers looking to relax. We can’t escape stress, but we can manage it, so follow our advice, and then share your thoughts with us.
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