Quality Relaxation Techniques to Implement After a Long Day
It’s been a long day. You’ve gone above and beyond to make sure everyone has everything they need or that one person has rubbed your last nerve raw. How will you decompress? How will you recover so you don’t take this stress into the next day? I’ve listed five quality ways to relax after a highly stressful day.
- Have a cup of green tea – while the benefits of green tea are the same whether you drink it warm or cold, for purposes of relaxation warm is suggested. There is something about a cup of warm tea that soothes your emotions. Additionally, green tea improves focus and contains beneficial antioxidants.
- Make sure your bedroom is comfortable – hopefully you have a great mattress, but if not, invest in a cover that will provide additional support until you are in a position to purchase a new one. Dim lighting induces a relaxing mood. You can use candles and that will also omit a calming fragrance. Chamomile and lavender work well for this purpose.
- Play your favorite music – if you have a commute, start in the car. If you take public transport, start listening on your phone. Sing along and sing loud.
- Go for a drive – Take a different route home from work. Take a route that is longer, has more scenery, and less traffic. If you have access to long and winding roads, those work great for me.
- Pick up a new hobby or make crafts – being creative brings out the best in us. Even if you have to start with color by numbers, do it. When your project is complete you will love it.
No matter the situation, remember that nothing lasts forever. Be encouraged and know that tomorrow is a new day. You don’t have to carry stress with you. Developing quality relaxation habits will help you relieve stress in a healthy and efficient way.