After a long, busy work day it’s so important to take time to destress and unwind. On the days that I’ve ended up working really late and not having time to just relax for a bit in the evenings, I find that I struggle to fall asleep and then toss and turn for the rest of the night. For my brain and body, a little bit of down time is essential.
In this post, I’ll share a few ideas for how you can destress after a long day and get that relaxed feeling towards the end of the day.
This might sound obvious but with so many of us working from home now, it’s so easy to get sucked into doing work tasks after the work day is supposed to have finished. Once you’re done, stop working and don’t check any work emails. Log out, turn off the computer and any notifications and tidy your work space. Business hours are over until the next work day.
If you can and the weather allows, a quick walk will help your mind and body chill out after a long day working in front of a screen and give you a little boost of energy too, ready for making a delicious and healthy dinner when you get home.
Tidy Up& Prepare
After dinner, do a quick tidy up around the house. Sort out the kitchen and turn on the dishwasher, get the kids to tidy up their things and straighten up the living room so that it’s ready for you to relax in after the kids have gone to bed. If there’s anything that needs preparing for the next day, sort that out too so that you don’t need to worry about it.
Do Something Calming
We all have different things that we enjoy that help us relax. Yoga, candles, a hot bath, a bit of reading, CBD oil, essential oils, a cup or tea, a glass of red wine or your favourite TV show – whatever it is for you, indulge in something that helps you unwind and destress after a long day. This will help you enjoy your evening and get a better night’s sleep too. For me, it’s a bath with a good book, followed by a bit of TV with my husband and either a glass of wine or a cup of tea depending on how stressful the day has been! I also like making a list of anything that’s on my mental to-do list as this helps me relax knowing that I will not forget things.
I'm a mum in my early 30s with over 15 years of childcare experience working as a private nanny, babysitter and a few years as a nursery teacher. Now I've got my own family too! I love finding great products for mums and kids.
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