There is nothing more frustrating than finishing a long and heavy day working from home, only to feel too wound up to do anything. You could have plans with friends, or a workout planned, but you don’t follow through with it because you’re too annoyed with the day you’ve had. The more annoyed you become with work, the harder it becomes to get out of that funk because you have no motivation to do anything about it.
The thing is, you don’t really need motivation to go and do something with your evening, do you? You do, instead, need to feel like you need to relax. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, which is hard enough, but when you are worrying about whether your job is going to sustain you, or you’ve had a bad day with clients – it gets too much.
Being overwhelmed and stressed is hard, so you need some outlets to help you to sieve out all the anger and feel good for a change. The good news is that there are a lot of things that you could be doing to relax after work, so let’s take a look at seven of them. This should get you off to a jumping start – even when you don’t feel like jumping!
Go outside for a walk
It may be the last thing that you want to do at this point in the day, but when you’ve been stuck at home, you need to get out into the fresh air. Not only will the walking help you to burn some much-needed energy, you’ll be able to breathe a different air and gain some clarity. If you are feeling stressed, then time out of the workplace is going to help and the great outdoors really are great!
There are times in life that police games and other video games have a place, and after a long and stressful day, it’s the right time and place for it. Playing video games allows you to escape your reality for a while and dive into another one. So many people swear by feeling good after playing a game that challenges their mind, so why not invest in one today?
Play spa day
If you can’t get out for a walk, you need to unwind in another way and one of those is playing spa day. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, a hot bubble bath is one of the most delicious things to sink into when getting home from work. A bath is always a great way to unwind and it gives your muscles a way to release and unclench from tension. You can turn your mind off from the stimuli at work, too. Add some essential oils to truly wind down and relax!
Read a book
Make yourself a nest of pillows and blankets, grab some snacks and a drink and your favorite book. It doesn’t matter if it’s so well-thumbed that the spine is broken, and it doesn’t matter if you choose something from the non-fiction section. The point is that you’re not staring at a screen anymore, you’re reading something that interests you.
Find an online fitness class
If your local gym hasn’t reopened yet, you can still get involved in a good workout routine. Yoga is available online, as are a range of activities to enjoy. You can find an online fitness class for yoga and take time to actually relax. You can improve your posture, improve your flexibility, and even breathe better when you have regular yoga sessions. You can help your body to let go of the stress you’re feeling and you don’t even need a lot of equipment for it. You just need you, a mat, and a quiet space to do it in.
Turn up the music
Whether you want to sit down and listen to your favorite tunes, or you want to have a 30-second dance party and get up and dance it out, you can really be transported by music. It doesn’t matter what genre you love, you can find a music playlist that suits your tastes and makes you feel like you’ve been taken somewhere away from the stress!
The ultimate way to relax and unwind after work is to put your phone on charge and leave it in another room. You can get lost in your phone and thus not pay attention to anything else in life. Put the phone down and watch your life change.