How To Relax After a Stressful Day

Hi lovelies! Today I wanted to share with you just a few things that help me relax after a long, stressful day. Let’s face it, life is chaotic and as I’m getting older, I’m finding it more and more difficult to set aside time to relax and decompress. Every day is go go go and sometimes we all need to just stop what we’re doing and take a chill pill. This is easier said then done of course, but these things have helped me immensely. Because of all the stresses in life, it’s important to set aside time to take care of ourselves so we don’t completely burn out. These are just a few things that I would suggest:

1. Invest in the softest, fluffiest, coziest pajamas and slippers- Literally the second I walk in the door from work, I crawl into my pajamas. Home means comfort and I ditch the bra and put on a comfy shirt and sweats. I also found these SUPER soft slippers that are so comfortable that I feel like I’m walking on actual clouds.

2. Light a candle- I LOVE candles more than anything especially sweet, vanilla scents. I find that lighting candles make the house extra cozy and relaxing. It sucks having to work under bright, fluorescent lights all day so adding a bit of candle light definitely helps me wind down. My go-to candles at the moment are this and this.

3. Pour a hot cup of tea…..or wine if it’s been a LONG day- I absolutely love a cup of English breakfast or chamomile tea to help me get in the warm and cozy bedtime mood. However, because I have a stressful job, I tend to lean more towards a glass of wine. Sometimes tea just doesn’t cut it.

4. Pamper yourself- If you’re feeling up to it, I always enjoy doing a face mask and either taking taking a hot shower or a bubble bath with Epson salts to help me get relaxed. My favorite face masks are this lip mask and this, this and this (I try new ones all the time, but these are my current go-to’s. Let me know if you have other recommendations!)

5. Essential oils- I’m completely obsessed with EO and my diffuser. I’ll turn it on every night with different scents and it’s really calming. I also like rubbing them on my palms and neck. I got my diffuser and some oils here and here.

6. Diving in to a good book- Lately, I’ve been trying to ditch my phone before bed so I’m not up half the night doing some retail therapy. I’ve always been a big reader and I find that reading helps me get into sleep mode much faster.

7. Late night cuddles with my pupper- I mean, what’s the best way to fall asleep? Cuddling those fur babies of course 🙂
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