De-Stressing after Work
Whether you’ve had endless meetings or your kids have thrown tantrums, we all have days which are stressful. But de-stressing is something that many of us fail to do. This may not seem like a big deal, but a tired and stressed out mind and body can be bad for your health. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure and obesity. Stress is also linked to depression and insomnia, while also causing aggravation to conditions like asthma. Even though we often can’t avoid stressful situations, allowing yourself to relax is a positive way of dealing with them. Here are a few effective ways of de-stressing after a particularly long and taxing day.
Use a foot massager
If you spend a significant portion of the day on your feet, this is the ideal de-stressing option for you. Using a foot massager has been found to increase circulation and lower blood pressure. This can have a positive effect on multiple areas of your body. They can also assist in reducing pain and discomfort in your feet and ankles after wearing unsupportive shoes or from standing for too long. You can sit back and listen to some relaxing music, while your foot massager helps you feel completely at ease. Doing this in a quiet setting can also give you time to reflect on the cause of your stress. Go online to learn more about foot massagers and to see how much they can vary in style and price.
Turn off your phone
As amazing as your smartphone is, there’s no denying that it can add to your stress. Whether it’s work emails or social media messaging, sometimes there’s just too much information for you to take in. So rather than being glued to your phone, give yourself a break and turn it off. This gives you an opportunity to occupy your mind with less stressful activities that you enjoy. It also encourages more focused interaction with your family by removing one of your biggest distractions. Talking about your feelings and how your day has gone can instantly make you feel lighter. This will lift your mood and promote a healthier outlook, which can have a positive impact on your overall health.
Do some reading
Escapism is a brilliant way of lowering your stress levels. But rather than sitting in front of the TV, grab a book instead. Reading has been found to reduce the level of unhealthy stress-related hormones. It can also improve your memory and knowledge, while also reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Reading outside and in the fresh air also comes with a number of benefits. Taking the time to read a good book is very worthwhile indeed. If you aren’t currently reading a book at the moment, go online to discover what the latest bestsellers are. Another option is to join a book club which will encourage you to read even more.
These ideas can all help undo the negative effects of stress before they have a more severe effect on our health and wellbeing. Find what works for you and practice it as often as possible.