18 Ways to Relax After a Hard Day

Who doesn’t want to take a break? We all need that deep sigh, that moment when we breathe in deeply and exhale softly. That moment when we forget that we have a pile of work/homework to finish.

Some people don’t know how to take a break so they end up stressing themselves even more. It’s not right for your mind or body because us human beings need to have a calm and relaxed mind to get work done.

So in today’s post I am going to tell you 10 ways you can relax after a long and a hard day.

  • Pray. It really helps. It will help take your mind off unnecessary things and will help you feel better.
  • Have a cup of coffee/tea.
  • Watch a movie at a theatre. Have a large bucket of buttered or caramel and cheese popcorn for yourself!
  • Draw. Doodle. Scribble.
  • Play games. Not on your phone but on your gaming console! Keep your phone aside, okay? Because you don’t want your friends messages distracting you while you’re trying to shoot your freaking opponent!
  • Take a nap. Yep, a nap definitely sounds good.
  • Buy jigsaw puzzles. I heard that it’s a great way to help you relieve stress.
  • Go shopping. Buy a small gift for yourself. Make yourself happy.
  • Go for a drive. I do this all the time because fresh air is what makes me feel good after long hours of writing in my dark room.
  • Light perfumed candles.
  • Eat junk. Sometimes junk food is good for your mind, body and soul.
  • If you have any pets, then play with them! They will surely make you feel alive again.
  • Read a good book.
  • Write in your journal. Pour your thoughts out. Write your dreams, goals and successes.
  • Dance the night away! Who said you need to be a great dancer like Kim Jongin to actually get up and shake that butt? Nope, that’s a myth because like my favorite fitness trainer, Keaira Lashae quoted, ‘If you can move, you can dance!’
  • Read beneficial articles.
  • Gaze at the stars because they are beautiful and honestly, you’ll feel relaxed in no time. If you want, grab your boyfriend or friend or spouse or whoever and look at the stars with them.
  • Last but not the least, take a hot bath. Hot baths help release the tension in your body and loosens the muscles. It’s also a great way to ponder upon the good things you have and to strive to achieve further greatness. After all, good things always start with a good thought.

These are some ways I use to relax and I recommend them to you as well. I hope this post was helpful and I pray that you guys have a great day. Forget all the bad things. Be optimistic. Be positive and all your stresses will feel as if they are just gums you have to chew and then throw away.

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

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Don’t worry (A poem)

My love, take a deep breath and just let it go.
This life is nothing, 
but a wind that’s blowing.

You’re just a traveler,
a person living on rent,
so why bother with worldly stuff,
and enjoy yourself.

Look at the ocean,
at the birds that fly high,
fill yourself with awe,
and try to smile. 

There’s so much for you to see,
but you can’t do it if you’re unhappy.
I beg you, please don’t worry,
life has many more blessings than just petty things.

So, don’t worry,
live happy.
Take a break,
and let things fall on its own;
in its own place.

— Worrying will get you nowhere. 

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My 13 Helpful Productivity Tips!

Have you ever just laid on your bed and stared at the sad blank wall? Or do you always end up slouching in front of the T.V and before you know it, an important hour of your life is already wasted. Well, if I’m right, then don’t worry because often than we think, we all do that. Sometimes our mind stops working. It loses its energy and no matter how much you try to do some activity, you just go and grab that packet of chips and soda. Many people might not care but it’s time for you to care because my belief is that each second in our life matters. “What we do now will help us for a better minute or damn, even future.”  

 

That’s why, I have got a few tips that you can try to boost your brainpower and to get your lazy butt away from the T.V. So, keep away whatever junk food you’re holding and go through my list.

 

  1. Silence your phone. Don’t go to any of your SNS for a while. Just keep away that damn gadget. Trust me, it works. I always do it when I want to finish a chapter and it surprises me how swiftly I write a thousand words in half an hour.
  2. Take regular breaks. Take a little 15-minute break to cool your mind off. Make some green tea and get back right to what you started. Tip. Don’t leave your work unfinished. It’s not good for the mind or your deadline.
  3. Work in various environment. This is very helpful because generally, our minds tend to easily get bored being around a particular thing or place. Why not try going to a park or a coffee shop to release your creativity enzymes?
  4. Sit by the window. Researches have revealed that exposure to bright light helps us to regulate our sleep, boost our mood and raises our productivity levels plus, you get a good view.
  5. Get plenty of sleep, exercise and healthy food. Seven hours of sleep, thirty-minute exercise and avoiding junk food will just get you on the right track. Don’t diet just avoid.
  6. Listen to music. Not the hard rock kind but the low and serene ones. It’s said that music reduces stress and eases anxiety also it helps us to concentrate better so you better buy a new earphone if you don’t have one.
  7. Track your time. It really helps in the daily basis of your life.
  8. Don’t check your email until you’ve worked for an hour. That might be quite a challenge for some of you.
  9. Write tomorrow’s to-do list, tonight. That way you can be ready for anything.
  10. If a work takes less than a minute, then get up and do it now! Don’t waste time. It’s crucial.
  11. Don’t break the chain. Don’t stop what you’re doing and keep at it.
  12. Smile and be happy. Smiling can improve our mood and reduce our stress, even if you should fake it! Researchers have said that the more we smile the easier it becomes to think positively, shut out negativity, and, in turn, boost our productivity and creativity, which allows us to perform better at work and life.
  13. Eat Chocolate. Yes, consuming chocolate regularly has been found to help the brain function. But not too much, okay?

 

 

These were my few tips that I hope was helpful to you all. Normally it takes 21 days to form a tiny habit but much longer for a bigger one. However, if you put your mind to it, nothing can stop you, right? Nothing can stop you but you. So, don’t give up!

 

Breath, eat, relax and work.

 

See you in my next post.

 

I’m your Writer Next Door! 

 

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