We all know, today more than ever, a healthy lifestyle is about having a well-rounded approach and it goes beyond the number of steps we take. That’s why it is equally important to give your body, and your mind, the rest and relaxation it deserves. They’re all important pieces of the complex puzzle that we call health.
But sometimes, as bizarre as it sounds, relaxing just doesn’t come easy. With mobile gadgets, hectic workloads, and the sensory overload that comes with living in today’s times, switching off has become an increasing problem. So today we are outlining 6 simple ways you can relax at home after a long day at work.
1.Leave work at work
We had to put this one at the top because nothing will put the breaks on relaxing faster than taking work home with you. We understand it’s not always possible. But if you can get into the habit of leaving work at work, even if you have to stay a little overtime to get it done there, then home will become your sanctuary.
Or to the subway, bus stop, or just a few extra minutes. Walking is a wonderful way to clear your mind and gives you time to run through what happened at work that day. By the time you get to your final destination, you’ll find you would have mulled everything over and you can enter your home with a clear and sound mind. It works, trust us. And the additional plus? Those extra steps won’t go unnoticed by your Leaf.
3.Organize the space in your place
A clear space really does lead to a clear mind. Pick one room in the house, or break it down further still and attack the desk draws and get your de-clutter on. At first, it might seem like there is nothing less attractive than doing some housework straight after the office, but you’ll soon find the progress motivating. And before you know it – voila. You’ll be giving yourself a good pat on the back and kicking your feet up in no time.
4.Mellow out with music
Music is a great way to relax and nothing sets the mood better than your own personal soundtrack. Chose a few of your favorite tunes and get them running in the background. Work will be the last thing on your mind. Johns Mayer and Legend always work for us. Who’s your go-to?
5.Take a warm bath
This one is a fail-safe. Just writing ‘warm bath’ has us oohing and aahing. Choose some nice, relaxing essential oils like Lavander, Ylang Ylang or Frankincense to take it up a notch and experience the purest form of indulgence. You deserve it.
Try and find a quiet, comfortable place where you can enjoy 10 uninterrupted minutes to yourself. You can choose to lie down or sit with your legs crossed, arms gently placed on your knees. Choose one of the meditations from the Leaf app.