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How To Unwind After A Stressful Day!

Welcome to another Self Care Sunday. It never fails that I wake up in the best mood and then something happens! While I don’t always let every little thing ruin my mood, somedays it just gets to me more than others. Unfortunately stress is inevitable, dealing with it is something everyone needs to learn.  Whenever I have a stressful day, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help me get back in a better mood. If your looking for ideas on how to handle stress, then follow these steps and I promise your day will go from bad to better in no time.

How To Unwind After A Stressful Day!

Disconnect:

Yes,put away all of your electronic devices including your laptop, iPad, this includes television as well. Scrolling through social media sometimes you will come across post that will only put you in a worst mood. This will give you time to focus on improving your mood. Turn off the phones, turn off the computer, and shut off the outside world for a little while. These things just raise your stress level. Go offline and forget about the online world! You can do it!

Workout:

Working out has been proven to reduce and relieve stress. It helps to increase the production of the brain’s endorphins. Working out for at least 30 minutes will improve your mood greatly. While I like to run to relieve stress, yoga, Pilates and even kickboxing are other options.

Read:

I love to snuggle up in my favorite comfy spot with a cup of tea and a great book. There is nothing like getting lost in a book to take your mind off the events of the day.  Make sure it is a page-turner. John Sanford works well for me, as does James Patterson. And Liane Moriarty for sure. So grab a good book and get lost into someone elses world for a while! If you need some book suggestion check out these two post My Summer Reading List and 5 Books to Read This Fall.

Pamper Yourself

This is one of my favorite things to do when I am stressed out. I have a whole Self-Care Toolkit I pull out to pamper myself. It is  just a collection of items that I have found over the years make me feel a peace and super relaxed. So you don’t have a self-care toolkit, make you get one! You won’t regret it.

Listen To Music

If you’ve read my post on the Power Of Music then you know music can change your mood in a instance. Music is a soothing balm for your mind. Listening to the music of your choice can be the best stress-buster for you.

 

How do you unwind after a stressful day? Leave a comment below!

11 Comment

  1. My routine to unwind varies with the severity of my stress level. If it’s 8-10, I may just reboot by taking nap. Anywhere from a 4 to an 8, I’ll chill out and simply sit, and breath. Meditation is my resource for rejuvenation and reawakening. At lower levels of 1, 2, or 3, I chill out by something easy like folding clothes, doing a puzzle or playing with my pet. ❤️ I love tour self care kit. It sounds heavenly!!

  2. true, there is a need to unwind after a stressful day and I do it by reading, listening to soothing calm music. Sometimes even a good hot shower works great for me,

  3. You have some great tips there for unwinding after a stressful day, I am a huge fan of listening to music or exercising. My downside though is your first time of not being out able to turn off any electronic devices.

  4. I love all your steps, I think I will get myself a selfcare toolkit too. I love to take a walk when I am stressed up, or I just stay in bed and watch movies. These 2 has always worked for me, I also understand your point on the power of music, but I listen to music when i need more energy or feeling too lazy, its my perfect energizer.

  5. I really love listening to music and cooking a good meal. While some people think cooking is a hassle, I feel very relaxed in making my own dinner. It’s my form of self care after a long day. Lovely post indeed!

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