Time flies and time passes us by when we don’t pay attention to it. For the past few weeks, my schedule had been really busy juggling between work #agencylife, blogging, Rotary events and personal life. In addition, I’ve been away for a week attending the Axiata Young CEO Program Cohort 3. Yeap, it’s pretty jammed pack! Which is why I’ll like to share with you ways to release stress after a long day at work.
Have dinner with your best friend
Meeting a friend always lifts us up, especially it is with someone you are close with. Schedule a dinner after work or do an impromptu dinner date with your BFF. With my BFF, we usually talked about life, work, anything and everything such as clothes, shoes, pets etc. By the time you are done with dinner, you’ll be recharged by the food and fellowship.
Go grocery shopping
Retail therapy always helps to destress, just don’t overspend and you should treat yourself to little reward every week. So I would do my grocery shopping on weekdays usually it’s totally stressed free without the long queue and plenty of parking in the mall.
Keep a dairy and update it daily
Just before you sleep, take some time to relax and embrace your day. Keep a diary to jot down memorable details of your day, it can be done as a reflection or achievements you made. Studies have shown that people who spent some time writing about their success and glory showed lower levels of stress at the end of the work day.
Read a book or watch a drama
Take some “me” time by reading a book or Netflix and chill. Reading a book is an effective way to get rid of stressful issues at work or the stress after a long day at work. Reading or watching a drama can help in relaxing the mind as it fills them with positive feelings. Relax in an armchair and let your mind travel through the book or drama.
Drink a cup of hot tea
One of the great tips on how to relieve stress is to drink a cup of tea. A hot drink will help to relax you too, but definitely not one that has caffeine in! Of all the teas, Green Tea, Chamomile Tea and Peppermint tea are able to calm your body. Especially, green tea it has health benefits, it contains an amino acid called theanine, which will reduce the effects of any caffeine that you have consumed during the day and help you relax. I’ll share my tea selection next time around!
Listen to Music
Classical music is soothing for the brain and can help you unwind. Personally, I enjoy baroque music to chill and raindrop music as it helps me to fall asleep on Spotify.
If all the above doesn’t work, just hug a unicorn or a cat (I do that sometimes too). What about you? Do share with me, if you have any secrets to relieve stress after a long day at work by commenting below this post.