Getting home from a particularly stressful day at work or a week that just won’t quit takes a lot out of you. It’s necessary to intentionally find ways to relax and get your mind off the job to feel refreshed the next day before clocking back in again.
Whether you’re a remote worker now or you drive into work every weekday morning, you’ll still benefit from finding ways to chill out more often.
Here are 4 tips for busy business owners and stressed employees who need to get their minds off things.
1. Have a Soak
Stepping into a jacuzzi is like entering another world. The aqua therapy provided by the warm jets of water along with the floating sensation signal to your body that it’s time to relax.
Unlike with a shower, you’re taking the weight off when you enjoy a good soak. Tipping your head back, close your eyes, and clearing your mind is an excellent way to forget about an ugly day and begin to rest and renew.
Also, if you have a partner, it’s great to take a soak together. It might be the first time both of you have had all day to slow down and enjoy each other’s company.
Meditation is calming for the mind. It trains you to clear your head and remove the strain caused by unexpected life events and busy days.
There are plenty of mediation apps like Calm and Headspace that provide numerous useful programs. They often play background musical accompaniment to encourage you to drift away. Others offer a calming voice to listen to and escape the sometimes-harsher realities of the everyday world.
Enhance your wellness and mental strength by giving your mind a breather between bouts of intense activity. Many apps have free audio sessions and some in-app purchases for upgraded ones. So, it’s possible to try them out to see if they’re helpful for your mental wellbeing first.
3. Talk to Friends
Catching up with friends can lead to an evening of laughter, shared experiences, and a reminder about the good times. If you’re feeling a little down or worn out because the workweek has been particularly difficult, then this can be the jolt in the arm that brings you back to centre.
If you watch streaming media using services like Amazon Prime or Netflix, there’s often a Watch Party feature that lets you catch the same TV series episode or movie with your friends. Ideal for when you’re each at home but enjoy the same kinds of filmed entertainment for that shared experience at a distance. It gives you even more to talk about!
4. Indulge in a Favourite Hobby
When we don’t have hobbies, it’s easy to get bored.
It’s a good idea to have several hobbies on the go. Some can be easy to complete with small pockets of time and not requiring much mental focus to do them. These are great when you’re mentally fried.
Others might be more involved and good for earlier in the week when it hasn’t taken much out of you yet. They can also provide a sense of achievement when personal projects get completed.
By performing a little self-care during busy weeks, you’ll wake up feeling more energetic and ready for the challenges of the day ahead. Not doing so leads to feeling exhausted going into the weekend.