Right now we live in a world where we’re ridiculously busy and we don’t have time to relax and unwind. We get caught in a routine every day and days go on and on, and we still don’t have time for ourselves. So what can we do every day that can relax yourself and get ready for some time for sleep.
- Facial Massage – A facial massage can be the most amazing way to relax, especially if you’ve been incredibly tense and you’re shattered. First you need to start with your index finger next to your earlobe and your finger should be just above your lips, and your thumb just holding your face. Close your eyes and just relax in this position for a while and slowly massage your face.
- Leave it at work – All that stress, try to create a divide between your home life and your work, I know me saying that is easier said than done because it’s just so easy for us to check our emails on our phone, or log into the work website to check on something, but don’t do it, when you get home, it is time for you to see the people you love, watch terrible tv, have a coffee, get into your pjs.
- Yoga – I know this might sound strange, however yoga can be incredibly relaxing, especially to calm your mind and get you in touch with your emotions. For example the Viparita Karani or Legs Up The Wall Pose can really help if your legs are tired, or if you’ve been on your feet all day and your lower body is swollen. This post can really help to prevent varicose veins and also the blood flow can head towards the heart.
- A hot bath – Hot baths are incredibly relaxing, you have time to just chill, wash away all of those aches and pains, all of the arguments at work. My favourite to put in the bath after a long day is a lush bath bomb, have a cup of tea and just let the oils, smell of the bath bomb to let your muscles calm.
- Enjoy the silence – If you’re driving home, or you’re on public transport, give yourself the chance to sit in silence, this way you are able to just take time in silence, to chill, when you’re rushing around at work, it’s a loud environment, it’s busy, you can’t have five minutes to yourself, and this way you’re able to have some peace.
- Tea – As most people know, I am an avid tea drinker, and there is nothing better than having the largest cup of tea when you get home and calming. My favourite before bed is chamomile tea, or verbena, it’s so relaxing.
- Clothes – I know it sounds so simple, however, when you get home get out of those work clothes, get comfortable, get those tracksuits on, or pj’s this is you time.
- Write down how you feel – If you’ve had an argument at work, or it’s been a long day, write everything down, be honest, don’t hold back, what you need to remember is if this is still on your mind, it’s going to be more difficult to switch off, so by expressing how you feel can really help you!
- Workouts – The last thing you might want to do is workout, however, it can really help you to deal with all of the feelings you’ve had from work, even if it is just a little run around the block.
Remember, it’s important to take time to relax.