5 Healthy Ways to Relax After a Long Day at Work
After a long day of getting through back-to-back meetings, we all look for ways to kick back and relax. Leaving the stress of a busy workday “at the door” after a crazy day can sometimes be near impossible. Sometimes that’s easier said than done? Luckily, we have a few tips & tricks that could help you destress and reset after an eventful day.
Slip Into Something More Comfortable
It is known that work attire tends to be uncomfortable. You want to kick off those shoes and wear your favorite pants and shirt. When you get home after a long day, that should be the first thing you should do! When we say “comfortable clothing” we don’t mean pajamas, though that is an option.
What we mean is: put on some clothes that you feel relaxed in. This can be anything from your favorite hoodie to a pair of yoga pants. Also, a pair of house slippers you've kept for years that has never let you down. The first step is always to get comfortable!
Take A Walk
Another tip is to go outside and take a walk. When I say take a walk, I mean to leave your phone in the house and get some space. Observe your surroundings and get in touch with your surroundings. Getting space will help reset your mind and clear out some of your lingering thoughts. It helps place your attention outwards and not inwards.
Read A Book
Reading is a great way to get your thoughts off your day and into something else. It exercises your creative intuition. In 2009 the University of Sussex proved reading decreases stress levels by 68%. Another effective method to reduce stress is listening to music or working on a home project.
Being with your loved ones
Humans are social creatures by nature. Nothing feels better than being part of your tribe. Belonging to someplace or to someone.
South University states "as humans, social interaction is essential to every aspect of our health. Research shows that having a strong community bond fosters both emotional and physical health and is an important component of adult life".
Studies have shown, in particular, that getting together with friends or family can release oxytocin, a natural stress reliever. But, both men and women enjoy friendship.
There are tons of benefits to exercising and one of these benefits happens to be stress relief! Exercise in almost any form can help boost your feel-good endorphins and reduce the stress that comes with a busy day. The next time you feel mentally drained, worried, etc. try getting active. Your body and your mind will thank you!
Cloud Nine Sheepskin Team