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  There are certain days that end with us getting demoralized and feeling a surge of sadness overwhelm us. Days that ad us swearing and because nothing we did seemed to be working. And so we sought to relax and unwind to forget about such days.
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I have put together helpful and applicable tips that would help you relax better on hectic days. Be sure to follow these cool tips as you go into the new week.
  • Go for a walk. This is a tried-and-true solution for stress that works best for almost everyone. Not only does taking a walk releases endorphins that help our brain to reset to positive thinking processes, but we also get to enjoy vitamin D which is a major mood booster. Movement helps our body to regulate hormones while we get some fresh air and for ourselves. Therefore, walking can be helpful to us when we are stressed.
  • Try journaling. While some people may find journaling their thoughts daunting, others might indulge in it to help them release a lot of stress because it serves as a form of escape. A person could start by writing down anything that is on their mind. Getting the thoughts, worries, fears, etc. thoughts out of your head and onto paper can help you understand them more clearly and help you gain control of your emotions.
  • Enjoy a warm bath. This could be the right solution for you. There is something so peaceful and relaxing about having a warm bath. The water will soothe your aches and pains as well as make you feel more relaxed, helping you to let go of all the stresses that have kept you upset. Warm baths are therapeutic because it helps to calm down and be able to get your thoughts in order.

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  • Listen to some of your favourite songs. While taking a walk, you could listen to your favourite songs to help brighten up your day. Research has shown that music can help to slow your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Listening to music will help you unwind.
  • Take a break from social media. Social media is often a great place to turn for some peace and relaxation after a tough day. But the scenes of most social media platforms could be toxic for your health. A break from your screen will reduce the pressure on your eyes. Take a break from screens and social interaction for some minutes and you will be amazed at how much better you would feel.
  • Read a book. A good book will enlighten you and make you and help you to completely take your mind off everything that could be giving you stress. Genres like fiction, true crime thrillers, or mystery are excellent for transporting you to a world where your imaginations are alive.
  • Take a nap. Sometimes all we need is a short nap to reset! A nap is like a restart button for life.
  • Do some exercises. Exercising refreshes your mind and releases endorphins that make you feel good and reduce stress. Going to the gym or doing yoga can help to make you feel better after a hectic day. Stretching your muscles will help to ease all the tension, too.
Relaxing could be easier when we are intentional about it. Most times, it could be difficult to bring ourselves to calm down, but dedicating enough time to stop and breathe is sometimes what we need to bring ourselves to relax. So, when next you feel like you had a long and stressful day, be sure to try one or more of the tips listed above and enjoy the results afterwards. Featured Image Source: Pop Sugar
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This article was first published on 24th January 2022


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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