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After a busy and stressful day at work, whether in the office or elsewhere, it can be difficult to switch off. A combination of deadlines, meetings, early starts and more can easily overwhelm you, leaving you trapped in ‘work mode’ all night long. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way and we’ve put together our top ways to relax after a day at work. You’ll be calm and ready for a good night’s sleep in no time.
Each day, your face goes through a lot. From constant exposure to air conditioning, the harsh elements and a variety of other aggressors, it needs a little TLC. One of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin is to apply a face mask. Not only will it soothe and treat your skin, you’ll also need to take the time to sit back and do nothing which works wonders for melting stress. We recommend the MenScience Gel Mask to cool and refresh tired eyes, and the BarberPro Sheet Mask for an improved complexion.
Music is incredibly powerful and can have a dramatic influence on your mood. Playing some soothing tunes will help to lower your heart rate, allowing you to relax and unwind. Try to avoid fast, upbeat music as this can have the opposite effect, causing you to remain stressed. Either pop in some earbuds or use a speaker and listen for as long as you feel you need to.
Water has incredibly calming and soothing effects on the mind and soul, so taking a bath or hot shower is a great way to relax. You can wash the day away quite literally whilst the heat relaxes your muscles with ease. Add some bath soak in with the water to help maintain your skin’s moisture levels and add a comforting aroma to your bath. We recommend Mio Liquid Yoga or This Works Deep Sleep.
For some people, taking the time to do nothing doesn’t do much for their stress levels. Instead, spending time productively helps them to relax. In this case, getting involved in exercise will be the best remedy. Spend half an hour to an hour in the evening to work off the stress and you’ll have burnt off any excess energy from the day. As a result of this, you should also get a better night’s sleep.
Sometimes, all you need to take your mind off work is to concentrate on something else. Read a book, watch television or put on a film and switch off to anything which is causing you stress. You don’t need to pay a lot of attention to enjoy some light-hearted entertainment and you can even invite friends or family over to join you. For an extra treat, order in some takeaway for tea too.
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