It has been an exhausting day at work, and all you want to do is reach your home, your safe space. Sounds familiar? In the corporate world, work days are slowly becoming harder and harder. It doesn't matter if you work from the office or home. But that doesn't mean you have to spend every day in bed after work. So, let's go over some fun ways to relax at home and fill yourself with energy.
Dancing and belting to your favorite tunes are well-known methods of reducing stress. In addition to keeping the mind active, it also sparks creativity. Instead of feeling burnout after long days at work, get all the negative energy out of your system and refill it with motivation. Dancing to music that reminds you of a joyful moment and location in your life might also help you forget about your problems for a while. But please note that if you don't feel confident dancing even by yourself, that's also OK. Don't feel obligated to dance if you don't want to. Instead, just dance when the mood strikes you.
Stress-baking became a thing recently, and we're totally here for it! Baking is a brain-activating endeavor that may be enjoyable if you find it so. Also, it can be a pleasant sensory experience as it includes the activities such as:
If you work in a little abstract job, this can be even more beneficial for you. It's great for your mental health to be able to see and touch the physical product of the labor you enjoy.
You're effectively shutting down all of your senses by lowering core body temperature. It's like restarting a computer that's been running too many programs at once. You can get unstuck if you shut it down and restart it. One of the other ways to relax at home is to include additional relaxing sensory stimulators, such as aromatic oils or soothing music. So, make a spa out of your bathroom and let all the worries out as you soak in all the fragrances and pleasant feelings.
When you get yourself in times of constant stress, it's not always easy to take all the hours you need to wash it off. But you can always take your little spa kit with you. In other words, you can take your favorite aromatic oil wherever you go and use its pleasant sense to remind yourself of your last relaxing bath. When you're moving to a new home, it can be quite stressful, so make sure to pack an additional bottle of aromatic oil when you're packing essentials. Pro movers say that having this among your toiletries is a great way to start anew without stress and that it will make the whole process a lot easier.
PMR has been shown to help lower anxiety and calm breathing. Also, it can help you regulate your sleep more permanently. First, lay down and become comfortable. Then, beginning with your toes and working your way up to the top of your head, flex, hold, and relax each and every muscle in your body. Take your time and focus on each individual muscle in your face. Listening to someone else guide you through the motions might make the process more soothing. For downloadable audio, video, and scripts you may playback on your own, click the link above.
You don't need any artistic talent to just let your pen go free on the paper, or even simpler, pick up an adult coloring book. A stress reliever might be anything you like doing that gets you out of your brain. The stakes are quite minimal if you're not concerned about the quality of the drawing at all.
We're long past the days when we only had children's coloring books in stores. Today, we don't have to steal (or ''borrow'') our kid's or little nephew's coloring book just because we like doing it. People have recognized the demand for it. Now, there are so many options and no shame in picking a coloring book as a way of relaxation. So, sit back, relax, and try out this fun activity!
There is some evidence that the repeated motion of clicking your needles may be soothing and peaceful if you like making them (although some individuals can be overwhelmed by the very concept!). Knitting has been shown to reduce anxiety and focus on negative thoughts in those with eating disorders and anxiety. If you don't know how to do it, don't worry! There are many tutorials on the subject online. So, make sure to choose the starter kit to your liking and give this a go!
When we get tired of this world, and the surroundings become too toxic, we all just wish to go back to our childhoods. Things were so much simpler then. Re-watching your favorite childhood cartoons is a great way to reconnect with your inner child and relax. Do you know why the series Wednesday on Netflix made such a huge boom? Besides being a great piece of television (obviously), so many adults that grew up with the Addams family couldn't wait to let their inner child free and enjoy their childhood's favorite once again.
So, those are only some of the fun ways to relax at home. Make sure to try them out and take a little bit of stress out of your life as soon as possible!