Have you ever felt completely drained after a long day from work, and even after a night's sleep you just can't help but feel extremely exhausted? Well, that happens when we haven't had the chance to unwind. It is so important for us to take the time to relax and take care of ourselves. It is so easy for us to get lost between work and life itself, that we often find ourselves suffering from some type of burnout or just shutting down.
That is why in today's blog post I am going to share with you some simple and easy things you can incorporate into your routine. These things will ensure that you are respecting the time after work, and focusing on the priority at hand, which is yourself!
Something that is really important to understand is the difference between unwinding and mind-numbing activities. If you get home from work and the first thing you do is spend endless hours on your phone, then the most likely outcome is for you to feel even more tired or burnout.
Here are some activities that will give your brain a break from mind-numbing activities, work-related tasks, and just give you a change in perspective for the rest of the evening.
1. Do a physical activity
This can either be going outside for a walk, working out, or just meditating. Try to find an activity that unwinds your mind and makes you feel at ease. Working out is a great option for you to release any stress you might still have from work. Meditating will allow you to regain your ease and focus on the rest of the night. Going outside for a walk is a nice change of scenery!
2. Cook something you love!
Food is always a good comfort, especially after a long day. Try making your favorite recipe and if you are not a fan of cooking you can always try and make a quick dessert. There are so many easy three-ingredient recipes that save you so much time but still give you a tasty dessert!
3. Pamper yourself
Taking care of yourself is always a priority! You should find something you enjoy doing like taking baths, trying out face masks, or just focusing on your skincare routine! These are small things but they sure do make a difference!
4. Take a break from your phone
After spending the entire day focused on a screen, you should definitely take that away from your night routine. Turn off your notifications and try to focus on things that you haven't seen enjoyed during the day. Things like this will provide the rest that your brain needs.
5. Listen to music or a podcast
You can always lift up your spirits by listening to your favorite songs! If you need a break from that you can also try and listen to a podcast, not only are they interesting since they talk about things you might not know, but they are also easy to keep up with. (you should check out our Instagram podcast account for inspiring women-led stories).
6. Catch up with friends and family members
You can always plan fun activities with loved ones, especially those you don't get to see on a daily basis. Distracting yourself with other things that are not work-related can help a lot to unwind. At the same time, the love and support that our loved ones is extremely valued, especially when we are feeling a little bit drained!
That's all for today!
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