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.

Men’s Guide to Planning a Perfect Summer Vacation

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Planning a winter getaway from Melbourne?

A perfect vacation is vital for every hard-working man. You want to spend those free days doing exactly what your heart desires. However, there are a few things you should solve before the flight. Therefore, here is a guide with all the crucial steps you should not forget or avoid if you want to fully enjoy your trip.

Choose the destination

Whether you are travelling solo or with your family or friends, it is essential to pick the destination carefully. Especially if you have some company, you should talk to the others, and choose the place you all love and where you will have a great time together. First, define how you want to spend most of the time (sunbathing, sightseeing, etc.), and then pick the destination that fits those wishes and needs.

Plan where to go and define the budget

Keep one thing in mind – you don’t have to plan 24 hours of each day and stick to it. On the contrary, you are going on vacation to enjoy, and a strict plan doesn’t fit that idea. However, deciding which places are crucial to visit is essential. Not only because you don’t want to find yourself lacking time, but also because you also have to define the budget and save enough money for each of these locations. Therefore, choose the places and areas you want to visit, and then, together with your companions, define the optimal amount of money for each of these visits.

Book the flight and find accommodation

Even though this seems like an obvious step in the planning process, it is important to think about both of these factors in time. Especially when it comes to accommodation. You’ll be left with only a few choices if you don’t reserve your hotel or hostel room on time. Regarding the flight, you don’t want to spend too much money on it. The only way to avoid that is to think about this step a few months earlier and buy cheap tickets for suitable flights.

Check your passport and travel insurance

Checking the expiration date in your passport might even be the first step in the planning process. Furthermore, many countries have a law that says that your passport has to be valid for six months beyond your date of stay. Also, do not forget to check if you need a specific visa for your destination. All these steps are annoying, but it is essential to think about each of them in time. Another crucial point is to minimize the risks of traveling. Do not go anywhere without travel insurance! It is just not worth the risk because you never know what could go wrong. That is the fact, unfortunately. You can always get sick or injured, your luggage and passport could be stolen, or you might have to cancel your trip unexpectedly. Again, do not underestimate this step!

You don’t need a lot of clothes

Last, but not the least relevant, packing is usually the most frustrating thing for men. You know that you won’t need much stuff, but still, it is not that easy to decide what the necessities are. Depending on your destination and the length of your trip, pack only the stuff which is irreplaceable and essential. No more than that. Also, don’t forget the gadgets – your laptop, power bank, adapters, chargers, etc.

Remember, pleasure is the primary goal of a vacation. To enjoy each day of your trip, you should think about all these steps in time. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything, and you’ll be able to rest your brain and free it from unnecessary stress.

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