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How to destress after the day’s work

5 tips to help you destress at home

Alas, you return home from work after a really busy day at work. You are all worked up and your muscles ache. You think about the best way to destress.

Here are some ideas for you:

1. Change your work clothes

As simple as it sounds, this is one very effective way to relieve you of the tension that came with the day’s work.

Very often, a lot of persons find it difficult to get off their office clothes when they get home and this retains their work persona and the stress that comes with it.

2. Listen to Music

Listening to music does more than entertain you. It can help you relax and relieve you of stress more than you know.

Slow tempo types of music (like classical music) have been found to slow down breathing, heart rate and even reduce blood pressure. Of course different strokes for different folks, you might not be the classical music type but it are worth the try.

However if you can’t just bring yourself to listen to classic much, any slow tempo song of your taste might do the trick. You could simply listen to the music through a headset as you do chores when you return from work or set it up on the stereo to get yourself to take a nap.

3. Visit your relaxation room

Yes, there is a difference between a mere bedroom (or a living room even) and a relaxation room. Spas have it; that place where clients get to sit before or after treatments, you could create one for you too.

This doesn’t mean that you need a new home with extra room inside your house or devote an entire room to it, you can simply convert a space within your bedroom or anywhere within the house, but the key is that such space would be dedicated to relaxation alone.

This is where you need to visit the Furniture Stores as it is the furniture in it that would really define it and give you maximum satisfaction. Consider obtaining a really comfortable chair, like a daybed or good sofa furniture.

Discipline yourself to jettison distractions when you use the relaxation room. Put the phones and laptops away and do what you are there for – Relax.

4. Get a massage

Studies by American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) shows that massage therapy can be very effective in relieving you of stress and tension after a lively day at work. It triggers a decrease in heart rate, lowers blood pressure and douses tension.

A combination of massage with good classical music playing through the stereo might be what you need to unload after work. And you don’t always have to visit the spa to get a massage; you could purchase aromatherapy oils and massage tools to use at home.

5. Engage yourself in a hobby or activity

If you don’t want to be stressed about work all the time, it is imperative that you take your mind off work and engaging oneself in a hobby or physical activities is a right way to go about it.

For example, if you are a fan of novels, then it’s best to get a new novel every week or as soon as you complete the one on hand.

Physical activities like sports, yoga and even cooking are also effective ways to destress after work. Again calm and soothing music would compliment well, activities like yoga and light cooking.

Inviting friends over to your home can also douse tension.

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