How to Relax After Work

We never take enough time to relax after we finish work. Sitting on the sofa is hard after work because often we still have adrenaline pumping through our veins. This doesn’t mean that we can’t find time to relax and learn how to do it properly, too. It also doesn’t matter what it is that you do for a living – the pace of life never truly slows down.

Instead, we have to consider the best possible ways to relax after work so that we can make it what we do regularly. Whether you have spent money with and you plan to kick back and relax with your favourite flavour, or you choose to unwind by diving into a magnesium bath as soon as you get home, you need to learn to relax. So, with that in mind, we have put together some of the best things that you can do to relax your body and mind the moment work has finished.

Get out of those work clothes. You don’t necessarily have to get into pyjamas, but you do have to slough off those workday clothes and feel comfortable. You often cannot unwind and switch off from yourself unless you do this. From the moment you walk through the door of your home, you deserve to feel fantastic. So, get changed out of the workwear and feel like yourself again.

Add deadlines to all notifications – as in, remove them! Can you really relax when your phone is pinging social media and email notifications? Of course, you can’t! You need to be able to put the phone down and it’s much harder to do this when it’s calling out to you. You need to turn off notifications and use your phone to add a limit to how available you are. You do not need to be available to people all of the time, and your phone has to be what you put down first.

Stop with the routine. It’s nice to have after work routines but if you are spending your time on those and not making yourself feel good, you’re not doing a good job of breaking them apart. Do something different every day after work and make a point of ensuring that you follow through with it. Go to the park or head out for a swim. Go to a nature walk or choose to smoke strains of weed to feel calmer instantly. 

Try not to drown your sorrows. Even the hardest workers need a way to make themselves relax and often, that means turning to wine or beer after work. The problem with doing this is that you can easily sink into alcoholism and this is better avoided. It won’t be relaxing when you feel like you’re still just as stressed as ever.

Leave work behind. It’s tempting to take it home with you after a long day but once you clock out, leave your work at work. You’re not being paid to work outside your hours – remember that.

Tatiana Rehmova

A glass half-full kind of a girl and a believer that everything happens for a reason, Tatiana works in Media Relations and is the Content Producer. She loves writing, spotting inspiring stories, and building meaningful relationships.