Let’s face it, we’ve all had days (or weeks) where nothing seems to go our way. Hectic, busy days can leave you feeling like there’s no relief from the endless list of things that need to get done. Taking some time to relax after a stressful day will help you feel refreshed and ready to conquer the rest of the week. Here are five easy ways to unwind any night of the week.
Work Out: Exercise helps reduce stress hormone levels in your body. It also stimulates the production of endorphins which act as a natural mood stabilizer. While the idea of working out after a long day may seem daunting, once the task is done, you’ll feel re-energized and ready to go again.
Turn Off Your Phone: There's increasing evidence that spending too much time on your smartphone can lead to depression and other related health issues. Turn your phone off every once in a while – disconnect from the world, and connect with yourself. Spending time alone with your thoughts will force you to resurface anything that's been bothering you. Then you can face it, and then move on. If you are constantly distracted by your smartphone, you could be left dealing with these emotions longer than you need to.
Play A Game: With everything going on in the world, sometimes you just need to turn off your mind and escape. Whether its video games or sports, get your pent up aggression out with a competitive match. One recent study suggests that digital games can help you recover from a long day just as well as traditional mindfulness apps can, but without feeling like a chore.
Take a Warm Bath: Sometimes a nice, warm bath is all you need to shut off your mind and soothe your soul after a long, hard day. There's no better way to relieve muscle tension while also improving blood circulation. The best part? A warm bath will help you fall asleep sooner, making it the perfect way to end your stressful day.
- At-Home Spa Day: If these were normal times, we could splurge on pedicures, manicures, and massages. But that doesn't mean you can't bring the spa home to you! Have dry skin from excessive hand washing? Our Moisturizing Gel Gloves and Socks* are the perfect at-home treatment. When the inner gel lining comes into contact with your skin, it warms up to your body's temperature, slowly releasing a therapeutic blend of botanical oils including Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Grape Seed Oil. After each use, your hands and feet will feel smooth and hydrated.
Want to shut off the world and disappear for a while? Consider our Warming Eye Mask. Simply put the mask in the freezer or microwave and drift off to dreamland, forgetting why you were even stressed in the first place.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including humans. The best way to de-stress is to take care of yourself. With most of the United States still on lock down, now is the perfect time to practice self-care.