It is 8 pm and your day that started at 4 am has just got over. It was a hectic day filled with meetings and meetings, deadlines, loads of work, calls, and what not…
This is a typical day in the modern life that contributes to an increased stress level. While many of us give typical excuses for not working out and eating junk due to this ‘hectic day syndrome’, there are some really cool ways to wind up any hectic day. These ideas and techniques do work and are very effective. Read on to know about those so that you could be stress-free…
10 Super Cool Ways To De-Stress After A Hectic Day At Work
1. Spend 10 Minutes In The Nature
Take a walk in the nearby garden as soon as you finish the day’s work. It has mind-boggling impacts on stress. Just let yourself go and relax. Breathe in some fresh air and listen to the sounds of the nature. You will find yourself relaxing, physically and mentally. You can even choose to sit in the garden and just breathe.
2. Practice 10 Minutes of Meditation
The relaxing and stress-busting benefits of meditation is well-known and more and more people are resorting to it. All you need is 10 minutes. Sit down in any place where you will not be disturbed. Sit in any comfortable position of your choice and close your eyes. Focus on your breath, breathing in through the mouth and out through the nose. Breathe in relaxation and breathe out the stress. You will find yourself rejuvenated after 10 minutes.
3. Indulge In 10 Minutes of Conscious Breathing
Conscious breathing helps in clearing away the mental clutter and thus ensure that you are relaxed. Choose any breathing method of your choice. It could be Alternative Nostril Breathing or Chandra Bedhi Pranayma as both these techniques calm you physically and mentally, easing way the stress, and promoting a good night’s sleep.
4. Take A Warm Shower
Close your eyes and let the warm water flowing out of the shower wash away all the stress that your body had experienced throughout the day. You can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to pep up the relaxation quotient.
5. Read A Soul Soothing Book
Books are great friends who help in unwinding you. There are countless books that you could read after a hectic day. Choose something that is light, yet interesting.
6. Listen To Your Favorite Music
Switch on some soul-soothing music. Listen with your headphones and eyes closed. Allow yourself to drift away into a different world with your favorite songs.
[ Read: How Music Reduces Stress ]
7. Sip A Cup of Ginger Tea
Ginger is aromatic and tasty as well. Crush a one-inch piece of ginger and add it to 250 ml water. Boil thoroughly. Add 1 crushed green cardamom and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain, swirl in some honey, and sip the tea to clear away the stress.
8. Involve In A 10 Minute Stretching Routine
Simple stretches stimulate your circulation levels, sending the stress to the gallows. Child’s Pose, Standing Forward Bend, Cobra Pose, and Legs Up The Wall Pose are some of the best stress bursting stretches you could try.
9. Play With Your Kids
Play a silly game with them. It could be as simple as Snake & Ladder or even a game if Uno. Allow yourself to become a child and heal the stress.
10. Get Disconnected
This is the best thing you can do. All with any and all the aforementioned stress busters you ought to disconnect yourself from the world. Turn off your mobile phones and Internet. It is perfectly fine.
How do you de-stress after a hectic day? Share your views with us!