After a hectic week at work, it can be difficult to unwind. Working a 9-to-5 is extremely draining, and if you are anything like me, then there’s always one task that feels like it will never get done. Sometimes, it lingers in the back of your mind and stresses you out long after you’ve packed up and headed home for the day!
Of course, you aren’t reading this article to commiserate with me—you’re here to figure out the best ways to destress after a tough week. So, where do we begin?
A Bubble Bath and My Favorite Tunes
Once I get home on Friday, the first thing I do is pour myself a glass of wine and draw a nice, warm bubble bath. There is nothing better than relaxing in the tub while your favorite tunes play in the background. I like to spice things up by adding essential oils to the bathwater—lavender and eucalyptus are my favorite. It’s a great way to destress after a long week!
Sometimes, I like to kick things up a notch by lighting candles and turning off the lights. Just make sure not to fall asleep in the tub, or you’ll end up all wrinkly!
Regarding wrinkly skin, here is the next best way to relax.
Youthful Skin with Facial Rejuvenation
One thing that has always caused me anxiety is the fact that, as I get older, my skin gets looser. Over the last few years, I’ve noticed so many more fine lines and wrinkles on my face. While there I can’t stop myself from aging, I can control the way I look through facial rejuvenation.
For fine lines and dark spots, I recommend a microdermabrasion facial. In general, exfoliation is a great way to keep your skin glowing! However, some people need a more effective solution to aging problems, like a mini-facelift, which can take a whole decade off the face.
In the end, the choice is completely yours!
Sweep Away Your Stress by Cleaning the House
It may seem counterintuitive to destress with chores, but trust me, it works wonders! I like to take a little time over the weekend to go through every room of the house and organize my belongings. It makes me feel a sense of pride and accomplishment!
Another benefit of cleaning the house is that a neater environment leads to a neater mind. Stress is often caused by clutter, so if you put everything in its right place, you won’t feel the blues as frequently!
I also like to keep fresh plants and flowers around the house to add some beauty to the environment. They make the air smell better, which keeps me happy!
Naps to Fight Against Stress
If you’re like me, you rarely nap because you want to get things done. But did you know that taking a nap is one of the best ways to combat stress? In fact, studies show that sleep is important for both physical and mental health!
This is why I started incorporating regular naps into my daily routine. I make sure to take a nap at least three times a week; if I don’t have time, then I at least try to go to sleep earlier at night. This allows me to decompress and process the day!
Companionship in Your Kids or Furry Friends
Finally, my favorite way to unwind is to play with my kids. Nothing beats quality time with loved ones! When I’m with my children, I forget about all my daily problems and focus on having fun and enjoying the moment. Plus, being with my kids makes me feel young again. Who doesn’t want to feel the energy and excitement of youth?
If you don’t have kids, consider getting a dog or a cat! Companionship is proven to help with stress and anxiety, so having a little furry friend around is a great way to keep your stress levels low after a difficult work week.
How I Destress After a Busy Week
After a long, busy week, it’s important to take some time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate. Here are some of my favorite ways to destress after a busy week:
- Get outside and enjoy nature. Spending time in nature is a great way to reduce stress and clear your mind. Take a walk in the park, go for a hike, or simply sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.
- Exercise. Exercise is a great way to release built-up tension and stress. Go for a run, take a yoga class, or just get moving to help your body feel better.
- Connect with loved ones. Spending time with loved ones can help you feel supported and loved, which can be very calming during times of stress. Give your family and friends a call, or set up a video chat to catch up and de-stress together.
- Do something you enjoy. Make sure to schedule in some time for activities that make you happy and relaxed. This could be reading your favorite book, taking a hot bath, listening to music, or anything else that brings you joy.
- Practice mindfulness or meditation. Mindfulness and meditation are both excellent ways to focus on the present moment and let go of stressors from the past or future. Give yourself 10-15 minutes each day to sit quietly and focus on your breath or try out a guided meditation if you’re new to the practice.
I find that taking a few moments to destress myself after a busy week is essential for my mental and physical well being. I have found that some of the best methods for doing this include getting plenty of sleep, going for walks in nature, meditating or journaling my thoughts, listening to calming music and engaging in creative activities such as drawing. The key is to be mindful about what works best for you, so give yourself permission to take those much-needed moments of relaxation and see how they can help reset your mind and body each weekend.