We all have those long stressful days that seem to drag on forever and on those days, it’s crucial to take some time to relax your mental and physical self. These 5 ways might sound obvious and quite simple; however, you would be surprised to find how less of us actually take the time to do them and how big of a difference they can actually make!
- Get Comfortable
The first thing i like to do as soon as i get home is to change into my comfy clothes and take off all my makeup, and personally i can’t mentally relax until i’ve done this and once i have, i instantly feel relaxed.
- Hot Bath/Shower
This is one of favorite ways to relax. The warm water actually helps your muscles relax and provides the same benefits as getting a massage, i know pretty cool. So next time you feel too lazy to take a bath, just think of it as a mini massage. Light some candles, listen to music or even meditate in the bath if you want to take it up a notch!
- Do Something You Love
If you have some extra time, use it to do something you enjoy doing. For me, that would be blogging or watching my favorite youtubers as that just makes me super happy and relaxed.
This probably seems like the last think you would want to do after a long and stressful day but writing your thoughts down is actually proven to reduce stress, anxiety and help you sleep. So the next time you feel like there are too many thoughts in your head and you can’t seem to shut your mind off, try journaling and see how much more relaxed you feel.
- Read a book
Instead of scrolling through social media before you go to bed and ending your day with even more negative thoughts, pick out a book that you like and read it. I personally love reading and find that this helps me to stop deliberating over all the unnecessary stuff and since it does not require me to stare at a screen for ages, it is the perfect way to get ready for bed.
What are your favorite ways/tips to relax after a long day? Let me know!
Thank you for reading xx