The Best Ways To Relax After A Stressful Day in the Office
Some days in the office just don’t go as you expect. Perhaps the morning starts off on a sour note when you miss your train or bus, and things only go downhill from there. You get to your desk late and your manager gives you “the look” when you walk past. Then you find out that there’s no milk to have a cup of tea, and finally you open your emails and realise that a piece of work has gone terribly wrong. On days like these, getting home in the evening is so much sweeter.
Having a good old rant sometimes does the trick, but at other times you’re just too wound up from the day’s events. But if you look on the bright side, a difficult day in the office actually gives you a good opportunity to relax - guilt free - when you close your front door to the rest of the world. If you are looking for some methods to reach a restful and relaxed state, try some of these ideas the next time you’re left in despair:
Enjoy A Special Bubble Bath
Sometimes you just need to crack out the luxury bubble bath so you can soak all of your troubles away in a nice warm tub. Bring yourself a nice drink, light some candles, play a little mood music and you’ll be in heaven. The tip with enjoying a long bath is to avoid filling the water too high at first; you are going want to top up the hot water when it starts to get a bit cooler.
It might sound a bit mad, but there are some exercises that can actually calm you down when you are in a bit of a state. A slow jog might do the trick, or you might prefer an hour of yoga or Pilates. This may not seem very appealing in the winter, but it will give you something else to focus on rather than the state of affairs in your office.
Have An Early Night
If the weather is particularly horrible, there is a pretty good place to hide: your bed. Have a look on cushy.co.uk if you need to boost your comfort levels; good recommendations include goose down pillows and a heavy tog duvet... very cosy! Once your bed is your own personal paradise, you can settle down amongst the covers for an early night, a nice read, or a sneaky feel-good film.
Pig Out On A Pizza
Finally, sometimes nothing will do but a large pizza (with sides) and a couple of glasses of wine. When you have got your pyjamas on and a slice of pizza in your hand, it really doesn’t matter what is going on at work! Finish off your relaxing evening with a few soaps on the telly, and avoid the news to keep the happy vibes going until you head to bed.
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