Whether it's important meetings with new clients, key presentations to your team or just keeping on top of your email inbox, we all have action-packed days at work. Busy days are exhilarating, but there's no denying that you can feel worn out afterwards. Following a relaxation ritual each evening will help with stress management, lowering your adrenaline levels while ensuring you're well rested and ready to whip through your to-do list the next day.
From switching your phone off to using lightly scented lavender products for a relaxing ambience, we've put together some tips on how to reduce stress each evening. Try one or two of these healthy habits or incorporate them all into a calming ritual that will leave you feeling blissfully relaxed.
Exercise provides natural stress relief, boosting your feel-good endorphin levels. If cardio is your favourite way to unwind, lace up your trainers. Prefer something gentler? A yoga session has the same mind-soothing effect.
Some people find intense exercise in the evening has the opposite effect and can invigorate them. If you relate to this but you don't want to give up your runs or HIIT classes, try some progressive relaxation after your session. Tense every part of your body in turn – your face, your shoulders, your hands – before relaxing them. This helps to release unwanted tension you weren't even aware of.
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