ot blamed for someone else’s mistake? Couldn’t complete the project before the deadline? Did not reach to a consensus with your boss? Well, we are on the same page and so are millions of other people on the face of Earth.
With the kind of stressful life that we lead nowadays merely due to the increased work pressure, it has become next to impossible to keep our minds at peace. The good thing in our lives is that at the end of it all, we get to go back to our homes where we can unwind and relax.
It is rightly said that “the magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back to”. So, we will help you figure out some ways in which you can put your mind at ease and prepare yourself for what lies ahead.
#1. Slip Into Your Pyjamas
This should be the number one thing on your to-do list after you get back home. Wash your face, drink some water and change. In doing so, you will feel as if a very heavy load has been lifted off your mind and body.
#2. A Hot Bubble Bath to the Rescue
Before you slip into your comfy night-suit, you can also take a bubble bath. It will be even better if you light up some scented candles in the bathroom. Now, all you need to do is to lay there, close your eyes, and just not think about work, I repeat DO NOT think about work. Let happy thoughts like planning a vacation, plans to order an ice-cream after dinner or sleeping over the weekend enter your mind.
#3. What Food is to the Body, Music is to the Mind
We, humans, have a very bad habit of thinking too much- which can also be referred to as overthinking. The only way to control this is by indulging your mind into other activities. These activities should be light and fruitful for the mind like music. Listen to some light and soothing tunes and just close your eyes. It will act as food for your mind and put it at ease.
#4. Time to Make Some Ground Rules
Though it is a good characteristic to be a hard-working employee, do not go overboard with it. Nothing beneficial will come out of it and you will end up stressing yourself out. Make it clear that the moment you leave the office, you are in your personal space, a different dimension where work does not exist. You need to do this to give yourself some time and space because if you don’t, you will soon end up hating what you do and that won’t turn out to be good!
#5. Tea is Therapeutic
If you are a tea-lover, I need not tell you the benefits of having a cup of tea after you come back from a tiring day at the office. However, just to reiterate, having some herbal tea relaxes your mind and makes you feel a little at ease. There are many other flavours and kinds of tea available in the market so just go with the one you like the most. You can also have some tasty Choco-chip cookies with it (oh, and do not worry about weight loss!).
#6. Stroll Amidst Mother Nature
Though you will lazy at first when it comes to even getting up from your bed after coming back from office, you will become used to it once you start going out. A walk in a nearby park will help you clear your thoughts. Put your earplugs on and just walk for a while under the sky, surrounded by swaying trees, in the breezy weather with nobody around to tell you to do anything. It will help you unwind and spend some time with yourself, which is very important and healthy.
#7. Sleep Like a Baby
When babies sleep, they sleep with no worries, which is why they are fresh when they get up. Ensure that you get a sound sleep of 7-8 hours so that you get up with a fresh mind the next day and can remain productive for the coming 8-9 working hours coming your way!
We get so absorbed in our work that we fail to take care of our body and mind. We may even start to take care of the body because that is something that we can see and notice but what about the mind? You can only keep your mind healthy by feeding it good thoughts, letting it relax, and rest.
Remember, only a healthy mind leads to a healthy body.