As you reach home from work, the last thing you want to feel is stress.
You’ve had a busy day, you’re tired and just want to unwind. When you arrive home, you want to relax and forget what happened during the day.
You want to alleviate any pressure you’re feeling, relieve any tension and rejuvinate yourself for the following day.
If you don’t want to feel stressed out, these are some tips to consider.
How to Relax at Home after Work
Don’t leave your bedroom messy
Take a few minutes each morning before leaving to make your bed.
It won’t take time to organise your bedroom, tidying up clothes and clutter from the night before.
As soon as you’re home you can lay on your bed and stretch your back a bit. You deserve a few minutes of rest after being out the entire day.
You won’t feel that way if everything around you is cluttered. Your bedroom helps you relax, and it should stay clean.
Improve your bathroom
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Apart from your bedroom, your bathroom should also look clean and organised.
It’s the only place where you can be away from everyone else and a bathroom can be a real haven of relaxation.
Keep some snacks
Do you have a stash of healthy snacks easily to hand for when you come in from work?
The worst thing is to get in tired, feeling hungry and grumpy. Hangry!
Get yourself a few jars of healthy nuts, fruit and things like peanut butter to give you an energy boost whilst dinner is cooking.
Use your preferred scents
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Scent is incredibly important to our wellbeing. It feels good to arrive home to a house that smells good.
We associate different fragrances with different moods, so experiment until you find one that makes you feel relaxed. My favourite is sandalwood.
The aim of a good scent is to take you to a relaxing place.
If you’re not a fan of candles or wax melts, then use plug-in home fresheners or even reed diffusers. .
Meditation helps take your mind off of things.
Spend a few minutes meditating and build this practice into your day. The results are incredible..
It might feel awkward at first. The more you practice, the more powerful it becomes – and more beneficial
Leave everything at work
Take time on your journey home from work to wind down and leave your working day behind.
Remember, the transition from work to home can be tricky, and if you have kids they’ll be wanting your attention – they deserve it.
With more of us now working at home too, it’s important to build this into your routine.
If you don’t have a commute (the kitchen table to the living room doesn’t count!) why not build in a walk once you finish at the laptop, or maybe a quick trip out in the car – maybe even the gym.
All this small habits come together to make a strong, positive way to unwind and relax after your working day so you arrive home chilled out and ready to enjoy your space.
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