Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

This week has already been too long…and its only Monday.  When days like this happen (and I mean it has just been one thing after another today) I turn to ways to wind down.  Like my previous post https://mybest3ofeverything.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/best-3-things-to-quiet-the-crazy-world-around-me/ I am focusing on things that can help to quiet my mind and how to bring myself down after one exhausting day.  So, here are the Best 3…Ways to unwind after a long, tough and stressful day:

1. Put on pjs, get into bed and read

2. Take a long, hot shower (or bath)

3. Sip some hot tea

Honorable mention – a nice glass of white or red wine – that is a sure fire way to handle a hard day

My number one best choice was easy – after a long, tough and stressful day, there is no greater comfort than simply getting into my comfty pjs (flannel is usually best, unless its summer), climbing into my king size bed, and opening the book that I wish I had been reading all day.  I usually  read until I am sleepy, then I just shut off the light and go to sleep.  To me, this is the best way to relax.  I am so focused on my book, my comfty surrounding that the stress seems to melt away.

The 2nd best was a way that always works (for me).  When I get home, and the day has been like it was today, I simply strip and take a long, hot shower.  Running your head under the hot steam of water has a way of taking away the stress.  When I am more ambitious, I would usually make this a bath but in a pinch, the shower washes away the day.

As for number 3, drinking a nice, steaming cup of tea.  I can make my cup of tea, curl up on the couch and just savour the flavor.  It like the best picks above, can just relax and help wind me down.


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