Odunayo Ogunwuyi: How to Unwind After a Stressful Day
Everyday comes with its own struggles. From struggles to meeting up with work deadlines, to struggling with school projects, or struggling with things as simple as cleaning your room. Amidst these daily ups and downs, we’re consciously or unconsciously craving the shortest time to just breathe and relax.
Truth be told, getting through each day especially in Nigeria, (Lagos precisely) is a real miracle. But for our peace of minds and sanity, we should always make time to unwind and get actual rest after surviving a stressful day of going out and about! Here are some ways to do just that:
Take a shower
Disinfect and scrub all the ‘wahala’ of the day from your body, literally! This would definitely help you clear your head and just be at peace with yourself.
Listen to Music
Listen to some gospel music, soul music, or ‘gbim gbim’ Naija music, whatever rocks your boat. Music is soothing to the mind and would easily get you in a great mood.
Read a book
If reading is your thing, then pick up a book and read! Nothing like reading a good book to unwind after a hard day at work.
What’s your favorite show on tv? Watching your favorite show would also put you in high spirits. Just try not to end up watching tv into the morning, when you should be getting ready for a new day.
Don’t bring work home
Doing work meant for the office at home is hardly ever a good idea. As much as you can, try to leave all office work for the office.
Stay off social media
Honestly, other than the news and world information we get from social media, nowadays they are just stress givers. So disconnecting from social media is a great way to relax. Even if it’s only for a few hours, I personally think it is a very healthy habit to imbibe.
Organize your space
Organizing your space could be clearing out your closet, arranging your shoes or just picking up loose paper here and there. Organizing and putting things in place could help in relaxing the mind and blocking out stress even more.
Sleeping cannot be over emphasized. In fact, this could be the number one solution to all your problems. Getting enough sleep is very important. A lot of us can testify to feeling refreshed and pumped after getting a good night’s sleep. Again, very important.
Doing what you love after a stressful day is the most important. Whatever it is you know puts you in a good worry-less mood, do it! And of course, don’t forget to drink water and mind your business!
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