6 Ways To Relax And Loosen Up After A Hectic Week At Work

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Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, every single week. This hectic schedule is sure to take a toll on your health, both mentally and physically. It is extremely necessary for you to take some time out for yourself, kick back and relax for a while. Even though you don’t work extremely hard every single day but the weekends should be a recovery period. You should take that time to recharge your batteries and get your head clear of all the stress. So here are 6 ways to relax your mind and body so that you’re ready to tackle the corporate world coming Monday.

1. Read a Book

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A good book can work wonders for your mental health. Non-readers often think that how is it possible to relax while absorbing more information from a book but that’s not quite the case. Taking some time out to read an insightful book is one of the best ways to relax and no, fashion magazines and khawateen digest don’t count. Get yourself a good self-help book or something along the lines of pleasure reading, curl up into your bed and dwell into it to clear off your head.

2. Work Out

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Yeah I know, I know you’ve heard it time after time and it feels like such a massive thing to do but having a consistent fitness regime has proven to be extremely effective for your creativity, confidence and resilience, both in work and personal life. I’m not telling you to go full throttle. Having a light exercise session will do just enough for you to keep you sharp and active. If you don’t like to get off your sorry butt, then do some meditation. Find a quite spot and just sit there quietly to relax your mind and soul.

3. Spend Time in Nature

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Richard Louv first used the phrase nature deficit disorder in his book Last Child in the Woods and he couldn’t have placed it more accurately. He raised the point that our indoor lifestyle is a major contributor to our health and behavioral problems. Breathing air-conditioned air and working under fluorescent lights week in week out takes a massive toll on your physical and mental health. So on weekends, take some time out to go stroll in the nearby park, let the natural air reset your body so you’re ready to go for it on coming Monday.

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4. Spend Some Time with Friends

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Spending time with your loved ones is the best form of therapy anyone can get. Gather around your best mates and have yourself a good, well-earned conversational session. Have a cup of tea with them at your favorite café or go for a movie. Whatever remedy you decide, it’ll surely be helpful to you in resetting your mind, body and soul.

5. Watch your Favorite Shows

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While I’m not a big fan of spending my time in front of the laptop, I still find myself cracking up to The Office or Bojack Horseman from time to time. Having a nice cup of tea while watching your favorite series just adds to the whole experience. While binge watching is not recommended, relaxing yourself with a light hearted show is bound to ease up the burden. So Netflix and Chill Baby.

6. Unplug Yourself

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Turn off your mobile phones and your laptops, take a break from the fantasy world of social media every once in a while to live a peaceful life. Put on your jammies and spend some time with yourself. You won’t get bored of it, I promise. Curl up with a book or listen to some good music. Get a massage or go for a long peaceful drive. Getting rid of all the busy schedule and relaxing yourself off will do wonders for your mind and your body.