5 Best Ways to Relax After a Long Day at Work

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De-Stress

How many times have you come back from work and said: “This has been a long day”? Well, probably more than you could count, and due to the fast pace of life, this trend doesn’t seem like it will go away any time soon. This is why we should always know how to relax after a long day at work, and it’s time we became completely selfish during those long work weeks. Perhaps you don’t know how to actually rest after work, but don’t worry – take a look at these 5 ways to relax after work while actually doing something that you’re going to like and find completely comfortable:

First, relax those muscles

Obviously, the first thing that should come to mind after a long workday is a good massage. This is definitely not something that you can opt for every single time you experience a hard day at work, but it should be something you practice at least once a month. Relaxing your muscles will help you first of all physically, but also mentally. You will find these movements to be quite soothing to both your body and your brain as it will activate and relax all of your nerves at the same time. You can opt for many different massages depending on your preferences. You can have a relaxation massage, a deep tissue massage, a sports massage, or you can also invite a masseur for a mobile massage service to come to your home if you really want to be in your home after a long day’s work.

Chat, eat, drink, enjoy

Even though you might be tired after a long day at work, that doesn’t mean that you should go home and do nothing. One option would be to organize a get-together with your friends and relax over a cup of coffee, or perhaps over a glass of wine. These night glasses of wine or champagne during a working week are always very refreshing, but make sure that you have something to eat as well. Since you probably won’t have time to prepare anything, you can always opt for the best catering in Sydney, Melbourne, or any other city if you’re not from Australia. The choices are endless, and you should definitely have hanging out with your friends as an option.

Idleness might be the key

Sometimes the best way to relax is to do absolutely nothing but lie down. Not only does this make you feel relaxed, but it can also help your muscles and your brain at the end of the day. You can lie down on your bed or your couch, but pay attention to what sounds you’re listening to. If you really want to relax, make sure that you lie there in complete silence for approximately 10 minutes, or play a soothing playlist while you’re meditating. Breathe deep and try to forget about the difficult day you’ve had.

Wash away your troubles

Taking a looooong hot bath might be the solution to all of your problems. Prepare the biggest bath of the week, get in the bath and simply enjoy. This is always one of the best ways to spend your late nights, especially after a long day at work. Pour a glass of champagne, prepare some snacks (such as fruit) and simply enjoy. If you don’t have a bathtub but a shower, you can opt for a long and steamy shower which will be followed by a session of doing absolutely nothing. Sounds terrific!

What about your hobbies?

Finally, there is always the option of indulging in your own hobbies, no matter what they are. Even if you are exhausted after work, you might find it relaxing to hit the gym, especially if you’re a gym freak. If you like painting, go home or into nature and paint something. Having active hobbies doesn’t mean that you will get more tired as that’s what your hobbies are for – to help you relax.

These ways will most certainly help you relax after a long day at work. And it’s better to remember them, as you will probably have more such days at work, so prepare and know how to relax in advance!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

5 Tips to Relax Your Body No Matter Where You Are

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Physical Health

We are always associating stress with our mental health, failing to realize that it can take its toll on our physical health as well. How many times have you felt stiff, experienced back pain or a sore jaw? Probably more than you wanted, and everything is simply the result or being stressed out. And you cannot be blamed – life today can be so difficult at times that stress is the only thing we have left. However, it’s very important to try and do whatever we can to alleviate the stress and relax our muscles and our bodies. But how to do that? It’s easier said than done, right? Take a look at some of the easiest ways how to relax your body, regardless of where you are at that precise moment:

Nothing like a good massage

Yes. There’s definitely nothing like a good massage, and if you have the possibility of booking one, make sure you do that immediately. The good thing is that you can nowadays find so many good masseurs who also offer mobile massages, so you don’t have to go to them – they can come to you. It’s very important to know who your masseur is, as you definitely want someone who knows what they’re doing. Opt for a relaxation or deep tissue massage, as these are the ones that will help you relax in the best possible way.

Comfort before anything else

Next up, you should pay attention to what you’re wearing. No, we’re not going to lecture you about the trends and must-have of the season, but on the fact that you should always wear whatever’s comfortable for you. Discomfort can also be a great trigger for stress, so you can minimize it by wearing pieces of clothing that make you feel comfortable. If you have to dress up for your office, make sure that you wear shoes that are comfortable and a suit (or a shirt and pants) that both look good on you and are comfy. If you can rock athleisure in your office, you can always opt for men’s Adidas clothing and shoes as they are both extremely fashionable and comfortable. Most importantly, you can combine them with a suit without any problem – it’s the latest fashion y’all! Don’t forget to wear comfortable underwear, though. This is something that many take for granted, but it turns out that wearing the wrong underwear can definitely break our day.

Be mindful

It is said that, in order to relax your body, you need to relax your mind. Believe it or not, it’s worth trying, right? The best way to do this is with mindfulness meditation – a practice that has been scientifically proven to decrease anxiety and stress levels, and also increase the grey matter in the brain. Just allocate 15-20 minutes every day to meditate just a bit, and you will feel much more centered in the morning and throughout the following day.

The thing with shoulders

The stress that you carry can certainly take its toll on your body. But what body part will suffer the most? Definitely your shoulders and your neck, and this can result in stiffness and in pain. What you need to do to prevent this from happening, is simply drop your shoulders, and stop the unnecessary tension from building up there. Drop your shoulders and take a deep breath. You will see the difference in no time, and just imagine how it will feel if you did this throughout the day. Be conscious of the posture of your shoulders and grow a habit out of it. What you can also do is practice the occasional shoulder and neck stretch, as it wouldn’t hurt at all.

The thing with feet

The top of your body (basically your shoulders and your neck) can be full of stress, but as much as this body part is important, so is the lowest point of your body – the foot. Relaxing your feet can definitely help you a lot with relaxing your entire body. Every part of your body is connected by nerves to your feet, so you can effectively relax your entire body if you opt for a foot massage or stretching your toes out.

As you can see, it’s not that difficult to help your body relax from time to time. Not only will you be doing your mental self a favour, but you will see the benefits it has on your physical health as well. Try them out and you will see. We will be expecting your thank you cards.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.