12 Ways to Relax After a Long Stressful Day
Coming home after a long stressful day is no doubt a wonderful feeling. The moment you open the door you feel pleasant, comfortable, and secure. A British proverb says: “An Englishman’s home is his castle” which means that home is a shelter that protects a person and makes him/her feel safe.
Being too busy can lead to serious health problems and weaken your immune system. That’s why it’s important to relax your mind and body to ease stress, get rid of fatigue, and increase your overall happiness.
Here are the best 12 ways that help you relax when you get home after a long day at work.
1. Take a shower/bath and wear comfortable clothes
After a long exhausting day, all you need is to take shower or bath to feel refreshed and help your muscles recover.
Taking a shower or bath will also help you get rid of dirt and sweat. After that, dress in comfortable or fluffy clothes to help you feel better and relaxed without distraction.
2. Eat to improve your mood
Prepare something tasty to eat if you crave cake, coffee, a sandwich, or anything that brings you a bit of joy because it’s going to increase your creative outlet.
3. Switch on a diffuser
Aromatherapy diffusers are important to relieve stress and anxiety due to the aromatic oil scents that promote calmness and reduce stress.
Lying down on a sofa or bed will promote muscle relaxation and increase your energy. Taking a rest will also reduce the tension and take your mind off of stress and clear your ideas.
5. Listen to the Holy Quran
Listening to the holy Quran is the most effective remedy to improve mental disorders and psychological well-being. The Holy Quran is a spiritual therapy that treats anxiety, depression, and stress, and improves concentration ability.
In Surat Al’Araf  verses 204, Allah Subhanahu wa t’a ala, says: “And when it’s recited by the Quran, hear it carefully, and watch it quietly for your mercy”.
6. Listen to music
Music takes you to another world of dreams; It’s a therapy that produces the hormone of dopamine which is responsible to boost the brain’s mood and reduce stress.
Meditation can positively impact your life when it’s practiced from time to time correctly. It’s a simple practice that everyone can do in order to decrease negative thoughts, increase imagination, and creativity, and reduce stress and sleep disorders.
Meditation can also increase the feeling of calmness and promote happiness.
Reading a few pages of your preferred book is beneficial to change your mind’s thoughts and escape reality to dive into a different world. Reading can reduce stress levels, improve brain connectivity, and lower blood pressure.
9. Watch a movie or a TV show
One of the best ways to forget the stress of work is to watch a movie or a tv show to have fun, chill, and disconnect from the world.
10. Create and craft
Drawing, painting, knitting, and crafting new things for decorations or for your kids is beneficial for health and well-being to increase dopamine levels which promotes brain productivity, boosts confidence, and relieves stress.
11. Pumper yourself
After a tiring day at work, all you need is to pumper yourself to improve your overall health and take care of your dull tired skin.
Pumper day at home will also make you feel good about yourself and treating your skin with sweetness will help you relieve stress and improve your self-esteem.
12. Clean to relax
Cleaning is an exercise that can help you release negative energy and alleviate stress. Moreover, cleaning your home and keeping it organized is beneficial for your mental and physical health; it increases your focus, reduces anxiety, and lifts your mood.