We’ve all had those days when we had overwhelming amount of things to do and places to be. As time flies by extremely fast we get stressed that we’re not keeping up. Loads of meetings, deadlines to be met, taking care of others, working out, cleaning up at home, making dinner oh and don’t forget about self-development. Learning to find a little time to ourselves is absolutely crucial. The world won’t end it we let some things go and relax a bit, I guarantee you’ll then come back to all the daily struggles with even more power and determination. Read on for some ideas how to relax after a stressful day.
Take a few deep breaths
Deep breathes allow you to calm down and lower your blood pressure. Over here you can find some really easy breathing exercises that will help you relax.
Snuggle under a blanket with a cup of tea or cocoa and read a good book
There’s nothing better for me than to read a good book – it not only relaxes but also broadens your mind. Add hot tea or cocoa to the mix and warm blanket and there you go – your personal heaven is ready.
Take a long warm bubble bath
Warm water will relax your muscles, nice scent will calm your mind. You can also read a book when taking a bath or listen to relaxing music.
Try out yoga or meditation
Meditation can truly set your mind at peace, it’s definitely worth a try! Slow and deliberate yoga moves will let your body relax, unwind and stretch. There are many videos with routines for beginner so don’t worry if you’re not flexible – you’ll do just fine 🙂
Light a candle or burn some essential oils
Just add some water to your oil burner, add few drops of chosen essential oil (or mix them up to find your perfect composition) and light a tealight underneath. For good relaxation try lavender, vetiver, bergamot, ylang ylang, melissa, orange or sandalwood essential oils.
Hugs are great for releasing endorphins and thus calming down and having a better mood. So go on, snuggle with your partner or pet! And in some laughing and you’ve got your best mix for relaxation.
Do something you love
Doing something you’re passionate about – whether it be photography, writing, drawing or scrapbooking allows you to instantly unwind. You forget all about problems at work or in life and focus on right now. Time seems to fly when we’re doing something we like and the activity makes us feel accomplished and happy.
What are your favorite ways to wind down after a stressful day?