Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post! During my A Levels and even now on my gap year, I encountered several days that were extremely long and stressful and I needed some time in the evening to relax and unwind. Today, I’d like to share with you some of the things I get up to during the evening to relax and stimulate my mind ready for the next day! Let’s get to it!
1) Complete some word puzzles
The book I have here is one that came in the December edition of The Unibox. This particular book is full of various puzzles such as Word Searches, Crosswords, dot to dots and more. I find these extremely relaxing to do and I would highly recommend this type of thing for people who suffer with anxiety as I’ve found it very helpful!
2) Read a Book
Unfortunately, reading is something I neglected a lot this year and so I’m making it a part of my everyday routine by setting aside 10 minutes every day to read my current book. The current book I’m reading is It by Stephen King which I am absolutely loving!
There’s nothing I find more cosy than sitting in bed with a cup of tea and a good old book to read and so I would recommend this for all of you needing to unwind!
3) Pamper yourself
I think it’s also important to pamper yourself and take good care of your body and mind. It’s a chance for you to have some you time and I find face masks and a good old bubble bath extremely relaxing and a good idea for those of you needing a chance to take care of yourself.
Lavender scented baths are my favourite because the scent of lavender is so calming and so that would be my recommendation for you all!
4) Listen to your favourite music
I do this every evening without fail as my mind often drifts to a whole new world when I’m listening to music. You can dance and sing along and I find that releases a lot of built up stress and hey, it’s also a lot of fun!
5) Take some time out of the day to journal
This is probably my favourite way to relax after a long day as I end up dumping the contents of my brain onto a piece of paper and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulder.
Your journal entries don’t have to be long and detailed if it’s not necessary. If you had a normal and average day, put that. It’s completely fine!
I hope these tips help some of you to relax after a long day. I’m off to read my book now with a nice cup of tea.