After a day full of exhaustion at work or college, we look forward to heading home and relax, but the stress doesn’t seem to go away.
We feel tired and don’t feel like moving at all! Stress can be a motivation killer, sometimes! While dealing with tiredness and fatigue, I’ve come up with some surefire ways to de-stress ourselves after a long, tiring day.
#1. Have a foot soak
Soak your feet in warm water mixed with salts like Epsom/sea salt or soothing essential oils like lavender, ylang-ylang, peppermint, or eucalyptus. Soaking feet in these solutions will give you a foot spa plus make your body relaxed altogether!
#2. Ban electronic gadgets
Mobile phones are one of the reasons your body stresses out! Being involved too much on social media will make you stress more. Put down your phone and try to calm your mind. You can stare at the wall and think as much as you can about life.
#3. Go for a walk
Only if you’re not that tired that you can’t move. A slow stroll on the streets or the park will calm your senses and instantly make you feel better.
Did you know that you can meditate any time you want? You don’t even have to form a pose by crossing your legs. Just lie down, close your eyes and try to concentrate on a single thing like the voice to your ceiling fan, your breathing voice, or listen to a calming meditation tune (search them on youtube). Doing this daily will release your stress hormones.
#5. Have a steamy bath
To freshen up, take a long, warm bath and relax. Taking a shower will relax your muscles from aches and twitches and help with anxiety.
#6. Have green tea
Nothing can beat a cup of tea and especially when it’s green tea. Green tea contains theanine, which combats the effect of caffeine and thus promotes relaxation. It will also make you stay fit!
#7. Eat chocolate
Oh yes! Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolates are super-sweet and irresistible, but you know they can reduce your stress levels. Just make sure you don’t overeat of it. Go for dark chocolates instead of white chocolate, which is apt for your overall health!
#8. Stop multitasking
Stop switching over your email accounts, constantly browsing through Instagram, and keep calm. Focus on doing one thing at a time and complete it before you hop on to the next one.
#9. Dim the lights
Whichever room you rest in, dim the lights and spend some time in the serenity of solitude and darkness. You can even put on some slow music. It will help you in getting better sleep.
#10. Watch funny videos
This is the best thing you can do to invigorate your happy hormones. Watching funny videos that make you laugh hard will immediately curb out stress hormones and replace them with happy ones, so laugh and make others laugh too!