Have you had a difficult week at work? If so, here are a few great tips to help you unwind and rejuvenate yourself afterwards.
Indulge In a Relaxing Activity
Does your occupation require you to use your mind or your body’s strength? Work this suggestion accordingly. If you are using your body’s strength, then do an activity that will release the tension and make you feel loose and pampered. An appointment with your favourite masseuse should do quite well here. But if you are using your mind’s strength, then do an activity that won’t require you to concentrate, like watching a comedy show/movie or doing an activity that is repetitive…like crocheting. If you generally stress your eyes while you work, consider spending a few hours listening to a good audiobook or at least music. For the long-term health benefit, consider taking up meditation to help keep your mental health balanced and healthy.
Catch Up With a Friend over a Meal
More often than not, when we get busy, two things get regularly ignore, our food and our relationships. This is regardless of whether you are an employee who barely gets by or a business owner who can more than afford to feed him/herself. But the fact is, proper nutrition and socializing is beyond important for humans. If you have been ignoring these due to your hectic week at work, then make up for it. Find restaurants near Frankston that suit your palette. Invite your significant other, your most missed friend or your siblings for a meal with you. Sure, you can eat quite well by yourself. But their presence will only make your meal more satisfying.
Take a Short Vacation
In both the corporate world and the business world, it is now quite common to give employees days off after a particularly difficult project. This is mostly because people nowadays know the importance of taking care of your mental health. If it is not a rule implemented at your workplace yet, speak to your bosses about it. This short vacation will actually prevent you from “burning out” or becoming creatively empty; something that is sure to happen if you push through your stress to your next project right after a difficult one. Remember that you need not spend weeks away from work to feel rested and rejuvenated. A single weekend away, without any connection to work at all, is all you need. To achieve this, do remember to leave your work phone behind…
Connect With Nature
Nature has a marvellous way of soothing the mind, body and soul. If you don’t believe us, spend a few minutes listening to the sound of rain, or the sound of soft waves crashing on to the shore. The repetitive soothing sound will have you completely relaxed. But apart from the sound of water, frolicking in the sunlight and digging your toes in the wet sand too has proven to help you relax. One easy way to do these without feeling silly, is to take up gardening. Plant a tree, breath in the fresh air, and bask in the sunlight!