5 Ways to Unwind After Work

That feeling you get when the clock strikes 5 (or if you're lucky, before that) and you finally get to go home. But what happens, if you can't really relax once you get there? Maybe you have a million other things that need to get done? Maybe your head's still spinning and you can't stop thinking about the stupid question you asked your boss that actually seemed obvious? Stop! In case you didn't already have these tips, here are 5 things that will help you take your mind off work and focus on yourself!


  1. Turn on your fav playlist and dance like you're having a party
    Good music. Good vibes. Music can be therapeutic and any excuse to blast it out loud while moving around in exerted, non-precise motions is always a mood. 

  2. Write in a journal
    Writing your thoughts down help to eliminate them from your mind. It allows you to reflect, get it out and essentially get over it. 

  3. Turn off your phone & close the laptop for 30 mins
    Believe it or not, being w/o technology for a few minutes will not only help to alleviate the stress of "being in the know", which can also trigger thoughts of what you may have not done right at work, etc., but it will also not kill you. If winding down is the goal, try to wind down completely.

  4. Watch a new show/movie
    I don't know if it's just me, but when I watch something new and exciting, I can't keep my eyes off. I want to understand what I'm watching and don't want to miss any details. Wait, what's this post about again?

  5. Drink that drink
    Seriously not trying to make any alcoholics here, but if you're having one of those days (you know "those" days), what better way to relax than indulging in a nice drink? If you're not into alcohol, opt for a nice non-alcoholic recipe of some really yummy drinks that I'm sure a quick google search will help you find! 


There are tons of other things to do after work that'll help you relax. It's all in the mind and we can control what affects us negatively as well as positively. Which of these tips will you try or have been trying? Regardless, get your relaxation on!

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