How many of us truly take time to wind down after a long and busy day at work? Probably not enough of us. It can feel like we are always on the go, particularly if we own our own business. We can feel guilty for stopping and taking time to chill out. We fly in the door, crash into bed, and start the process all over again the next morning. It is little wonder that many people begin to experience issues with both their physical and mental health when they are not taking the time to look after themselves.
In this post, we are going to look at a few simple things that you can do to help you to wind down after a long and busy day at work.
Turn your cell phone off
We are all constantly connected. A recent study shows that we check our phones 110 times a day on average – sometimes as much as every six seconds in the evening. This makes it difficult to relax. Try turning your phone off or putting it out of reach at least one hour before you head up to bed, and definitely do not be tempted to scroll through social media while in bed. This breaks the connection that can keep you up thinking and feeling stressed and overwhelmed. The blue light emitted by the phone is also damaging to healthy sleep.
Snuggle up to your loved ones
Whether that is your spouse, partner, children or even four-legged furry friends – a snuggle on the couch in front of a movie can be just what you need to distress and leave the workday behind you. Hire a movie or stream one on your Firestick. If security is a concern or you want to watch something that is throttled by internet providers or only available to people in a particular geographical region, you may want to look at installing a VPN on your Firestick. You can find more information about what this is and how to do it on troypoint.com. Once you have chosen your movie or boxset, grab your duvet and some snacks and lose yourself in someone else’s reality for a while.
Take a hot shower or bath
One of the best ways of relieving stress and tension, and soothing muscles that are tired and strained from a long day, such as neck and shoulders, is a hot shower or bath. As the hot water envelopes your body, your mind will wander and become much more open and creative. You may find that you do start thinking about work again – but coming up with innovative solutions to the problems that are causing stress.
Ever wondered why rehab facilities and wellness retreats are entrenched in nature? It is because 0the great outdoors does both the mind and body the world of good. A brisk walk, a gentle stroll, or simply sitting outside on your deck for a few moments can help you to put things into perspective and collect your thoughts.