8 Simple Ways to Destress After Work

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Happy Thursday everyone! Only one more day until Friday, so start making your weekend plans! Friday night, I’m going to watch Hocus Pocus in one of the public parks here in Dallas. I’m bringing a cozy blanket, a picnic basket full of munchies, and of course a big pumpkin spice latte. Speaking of which, one of my favorite things to do after work to relax is sit on the couch with my favorite pumpkin spice latte mug and drink some coffee. Read on for a few of my favorite ways to relax after work!

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Ways to Relax After Work

We all have our vices and things that calm us down when we’re stressed or just have had a long day. My days are filled with demands from my job and early mornings. Sometimes I don’t have time for anything other than a protein shake and a big cup of coffee. But when I get home I relax by doing something enjoyable. Here are a few easy ways to destress at home:

  • Color in a coloring book (Michael’s has some for under $5!)
  • Take a hot bath with fizzy bath bombs
  • Sip coffee or tea while spending time with your kitty or pup
  • Lift weights and do some cardio to burn off stress
  • Paint your nails a festive color for the season
  • Sit by a fire and read a book
  • Create a new board on Pinterest and pin a few items
  • Do some online shopping and buy yourself a little something

Your mental health is so important to the rest of your life! I’ll be totally honest and tell you that in addition to doing some of these things, I also from time to time talk with a psychologist to ease my anxieties. You wouldn’t think people would judge me for that, but you’d be surprised how people react when they find out I talk to a “shrink”. But in my opinion, it’s nothing to be embarrassed by! Sharing your ideas and feelings with another person that will tell you the truth is so beneficial. It’s truly the best stress reliever for me.

If none of these ideas tickle your fancy, a scientifically proven way to fight depression and anxiety is to smile and laugh. For whatever reason, it makes your entire body feel better. I won’t go into the science of it mostly because I’ll totally butcher it, but it works and we all need to smile more. If that’s all you get out of this post, then I’m happy with that!

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8 Responses to 8 Simple Ways to Destress After Work

  1. I totally agree,Loved your post!! I guess coffee and online shopping is my mantra as well!! πŸ˜›

  2. Lor says:

    Love your honesty, Liz! I have also seen a therapist in the past for anxieties and it honestly helps so much! Good for you πŸ™‚
    Love this post! After work, I love to put my feet up, have a coffee or tea, and watch something like “The Social” (it’s popular here in Canada, not sure about the States though!) and also cuddle up with one of my cats. I try and work out if I can too and maybe practice the piano or else read a book as well.
    Have fun at the Hocus Pocus screening tonight! That sounds like a ton of fun!

  3. susie40s says:

    Don’t ever be embarrassed that you talk to a psychologist. Our church has one on staff because quite frankly, life is hard! It is very stressful and to be able to talk to someone who is trained to help sort through stuff with you is amazingly helpful. Love your ideas for relaxing!!!

  4. ageppert says:

    Love this post! So relevant and creative πŸ™‚

  5. Jen says:

    I love a glass of wine and a good girly movie! Let’s you really take your mind off life’s stresses. Great share!

  6. My fave way to destress is with a book and a cup of hot chocolate! Or a nice bubble bath!
    xo Jessica

  7. I totally agree and love your #1! I occasionally focus on calligraphy and it’s sooo relaxing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. awerner90 says:

    I love this post! Coming from someone that has anxiety, this is so important. Taking care of your mental health is #1.


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