Work can be stressful but, we still have to do our job to pay the bills. Sometimes a co-worker can say or do the wrong thing or maybe we missed a deadline and the boss is mad at us. There are many ways you can help to relieve stress after work. These are some of my favorite things to do after a stressful day.
Taking a hot shower or bath is a great way to relax. When stressed our muscles have a tendency to tighten up. The hot water helps to relax your muscles.
Read a book or watch TV
Entering your mind into another world can distract you. After a while, you will forget what stressed you out in the first place.
Pick up dinner
Work is stressful enough. Sometimes figuring out what’s for dinner can be stressful in itself. Just stop by your favorite restaurant and pick food up for yourself or the family.
Call a friend
Sometimes venting out to a friend about your day will make you feel 10x better.
You don’t need to do an intense workout. Doing a 20-minute walk will help your blood flow and decrease stress.
Listen to music
Music is another way to let your mind loose. Listen to your favorite songs and sing along. It’s fun and relaxing.
Yoga helps to relax the mind and body. Stretch those tight muscles out. Yoga also helps regulates your breathing. By regulating your breathing you’re are going to help your blood flow regulate.
If you are stressed, you are probably tired too, just take a nap after work. If there is nothing to do just simply go to bed early. Getting extra sleep can make you feel more relaxed the next day.
Put on a facemask and paint your nails. Sometimes taking time out of the day for yourself will lower your stress. Either book an appointment or go to the store quick and pick up some facial masks.
Grab those fuzzy socks or slippers. Slip into your sweatpants or PJs. After a long day at work, it’s nice to sit on the couch and unwind.
Find a hobby
Work on an old hobby or find a new one. Sometimes when we get stressed we forget to do the things we love. Doing new things can also help distract your mind.
After a stressful day at work, stop by the mall. Either you can window shop or spend a few bucks on yourself. You need to spend a lot. Maybe buy a new tool or shirt. Just keep it simple.