There’s no denying that the workweek can be stressful, and some days seem to drag on more than others. Even if you love your job and how you spend your time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., sometimes deadlines pile up, or a big project goes wrong, and you just can’t seem to let the stress go.
Over time, this kind of stress can add up, and it can get harder to leave work at work. Reclaiming your relaxation time is an important part of keeping a steady work-life balance, and it can be easier than you think if you pamper yourself and make time to relax often. Here are a few ways to unwind after a long day at work.
Block Out Relaxation Time
Schedules can seem to rule our lives. They help us stay organized while bouncing from meeting to meeting, but it’s easy to fill your calendar with too much stress. If looking at your calendar causes stress, why not flip the script and pencil in a little relaxation time? Even if you have just 15 to 30 minutes to spare at the end of the day, that time can make a huge difference. For best results, schedule this relax time as soon as you get home, so you have a chance to decompress before making dinner, doing chores, or whatever the rest of your evening holds.
Soak Your Stresses Away
If you’re lucky enough to have the entire evening to do whatever you want, why not draw a warm bath, put on a podcast, and soak your stresses away? It’s incredible what a nice warm bath can do for your soul—with the right atmosphere, you might just emerge from the tub or shower feeling refreshed, almost as if you washed your stresses away. Pair your relaxing shower or bath with a bath sponge infused with refreshing and nourishing ingredients, and you have a match made in stress-free heaven.
Unplug and Sit with Your Thoughts
Sometimes the best way to unwind after a long day is to put the phone away, turn the TV off, and just sit with your thoughts. It might seem boring, but spending a few moments with your thoughts helps you process the events of the day and cleanse them from your mind. You don’t need to spend the entire evening staring at the ceiling—although it is certainly okay if your day was just that stressful. Take a few moments to go into your happy place, and you’ll be ready for whatever the rest of the evening brings.
Surround Yourself with Relaxing Fragrances
Scents have a way of triggering emotions and feelings. Maybe the smell of a beach grass-scented bath sponge reminds you of relaxing days spent out with family, or a floral hand cream might send you away to your happy place. Don’t underestimate the power of a premium fragrance, whether in a bath product or lotion, as these scents can ignite your senses and help you unwind from the stresses of the day.
If you’re looking for a spa-like experience from the comfort of your own home, you’ll love Spongellé’s selection of luxurious bath products. They’re known for innovation in the bath sphere with their range of sophisticated bath essentials. Most notably, their Body Wash Infused Buffers® feature invigorating fragrances and skin-nourishing ingredients all in one. They have a scent for everyone, with a wide selection including fresh, warm, sweet, and specialty seasonal fragrances to fill your shower or bathtub. Whether you need a travel bath sponge, hand cream, body soufflé, or an eco-friendly Body Buffer, Spongellé has all of your self-care needs covered.
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