Hey All! Today we’re talking about 5 ways you unwind, after you’ve had one of those days…
You know what I’m talking about; when your only form of communication is through a stressed out, strained, sighs.
When your day is finally over it feels nearly impossible to wind down. Whether it’s because you’re too wired from the 10 cups of coffee/matcha you’ve had
You just can’t turn off your brain from the day.
I’m usually an unhealthy mixture of both.
Now, because this has happened to me enough times I feel like I’m an expert, you know? What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share?! Let’s get into it.
1.Stretch It Out
Yes, stretch. As simple as it may be, it’s an easy way to physically let go of the days stress. It also makes waking up a lot easier! Have you ever woken up and felt like a zombie? You know what I’m talking about; that sleepy walk you make to the bathroom and all your bones are cracking? Yes, stretching will help with that! Unsure of what stretches to do? I got you, check out this video by Yoga By Candace.
2. Take A Bath
Taking a bath is the number one way to melt the day away. Add a bath bomb and some wine and you’ve got yourself a party! No but really, take a bath. You’ll feel better.
3.Turn Off Your Screen
Seriously, put all your screens away. Staring at your phone or laptop will not help you unwind. It actually produces more stress. It’s scientifically proven that staring at your gadgets before bed negatively impacts your sleep.
Did you know the blue light coming off your screen suppresses the production of melatonin?! That’s the hormone that controls your sleep and wake cycle (sleep.org). That’s pretty serious and we probably shouldn’t mess with that. You should totally read more about the negative impacts of screens before bed here.
4. Gratitude – Write It Down
Find a quiet spot and write down all the things you’re thankful for that day. This is a perfect way for you to focus on what really matters in your life and things you can do without. Keeping a journal like this allows you to learn more about yourself and become more self-aware. Who doesn’t love a little personal growth?
Get yourself an essential oil diffuser. It’ll change your life. I love putting lavender or eucalyptus oil in my diffuser. It smells amazing and scientifically reduces stress (#science). Essential oils are relaxants that can ease your mind helping to eliminate anxiety.
Pro-tip – Get some eucalyptus branches from trader joes, and tie them around your shower head (I use rubber bands) and take a hot shower. The heat and steam from the shower activates the herbs essential oils basically making your shower one big diffuser. It’s amazing, go do it. Shout out to Lee for the idea.
I hope you all found this post helpful. Let me know some of your favorite ways to unwind!
Until next time.
Truthfully Yours, Dahlia