If you’ve had a particularly stressful day at work, or are having a difficult time in general, then these tips will help you de-stress and unwind successfully…
- Walk home to clear your mind – do you usually take the bus to work or get a ride from a friend? If you don’t drive your car, or you can leave your car parked at work safely for the night, consider walking back home; at least part the distance. Breathe in the air and let out the frustration and stress. If you pass a park on your way back home, stop and take a stroll through the park for around half an hour. We know all you want to do is go home, and crash so you don’t have to deal with the day anymore but trust us, this is better.
- Grab your favorite beverage – what drink makes you happy just thinking about it? It needn’t even be in “season”. Whether it’s caffeine from coffee central Hong Kong, the pink milk found in your neighborhood Asian store, or that hot cup of tea your mom makes; if you can get your hands on it, go for it. If you don’t have to work the next day, you can even opt for alcohol. Just make sure you don’t get into a habit washing away your stress with booze; that’s never a good idea.
- Take a long soak – if you have to be alert the next day, then trips to Fitzroy bars are not an option. Neither is your mom’s tea if you don’t live close enough. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. grab your favorite bath products that luxury in the form of bubbles. Take a long shower or soak in a relaxing bath until you feel the stress ebb away.
- Cuddle in with your loved one – hugs are a great trick to elevate your mood when you’re feeling particularly stressed or miserable. And who better to hug than those whom you love? Get into bed together and cuddle for a while. Talk your problems through if you think it will help you deal with it better. If not, watch a movie together or listen to music together. Reconnecting with your loved one will also make you happier and more ready to face tomorrow.