• CICI Colleen

5 ways to relax after a long work week

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

Stress is one of the most significant factors in poor health. When coming home after a long day or working week relaxing should be on the agenda, but for some of us, that is not possible. Perhaps there is still work left over from the day, or family commitments take over, and before you know it, it is time to go back to work.


Here are five quick tips to help you relax after a long working week.


1. Say no

Sometimes the word no can be the difference between you relaxing and you feeling overworked. Learning how to say no will give you the freedom you need.


2. Take a pause

We are all guilty of being on the move always. Take a moment to stop, slow down and take a break. Deep breathing exercises are a great way to refocus your thoughts. Inhale deeply and exhale and count, these simple techniques will give you the direction you need to feel a little more at ease.


3. Switch off your phone

Notification overload! It may be hard for some of you but switching off your phone sets a clear barrier and gives you the space you need for some downtime. Imagine not having your phone for a while, giving your eyes a rest from screens and just enjoying your natural surroundings.


4. Go for a walk

If you have a job where you sit most of the day, getting some movement will give you the relaxation tool you need. This is a chance for you to get some air from being locked away in an office and the idea of walking without urgency allows you to think deeply.


5. Listen to music

Natural sounds and instrumentals are a great way to relax after a busy week. Blocking out the sounds of busy traffic and the feeling of being on the move is an excellent way to counteract the hectic surroundings.


Give these a try comment and let me know what worked best for you?


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