It is so easy to take our work home with us, before opening a bottle (or two) to help us then try and forget it – a cycle that can leave us feeling over-worked and under slept. Thus, in an era where technology allows us to work wherever and whenever we want, it’s growing ever more important that we learn how to switch it, and ourselves, off. That’s why we’ve created this list of five easy, effective ways that will help you to do exactly that.
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Picking up a real page-turner and losing yourself in its world is a valued way of escaping from day to day stresses. Unlike watching television, reading engages the brain and your imagination thus helping to prevent your mind from wondering back to the office. Reading for even half an hour before bed can help prepare you for a good, healthy night’s sleep by helping you to relax and unwind. If possible, opt for tradition and grab yourself a real book to give your eyes a rest from screens. Especially those that can tempt you back into your mailbox.
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We all need a little T&C from time to time, and what better way to get exactly that than by booking yourself in for a massage? It’s no secret that massage therapy has numerous health benefits including the reduction of stress.Taking some time out to work out them knots and tight spots is a perfect way leave work behind, while rejuvenating the mind, body and soul.
There are a few different types of massages you should consider to truly unwind:
- Swedish Massage Therapy
This type of massage uses long relaxing strokes and circular motions to bring a sense of bliss to your body. Swedish massage therapy not only help relax the body but has many health benefits as well, including increasing oxygen levels, releasing and decreasing muscle toxins, circulation improvements and flexibility.
- Aromatherapy Massage
After a hard day’s work there is nothing better than transporting yourself to a place away from all of your work worries. Aromatherapy massages take advantage of the relaxing benefits of scented plant oils. There are dozens of different scents to choose from, each with their own specific results.
- Thai Massage
Thai massages use gentle pressure on certain points of the body to align the body’s energy. We all know how a bad day work can reduce your energy levels and a thai massage is the perfect remedy for this. It doesn’t just stop with energy elevation, the practitioner will also compress and stretch your body to help alleviate any strains or knots.
For those based in the Melbourne area, Four Seasons Massage offer the above massages in Bentleigh.
Many find comfort in preparing and sitting down to a healthy, home cooked meal. In today’s fast paced society it’s so easy to grab-on-the-go, but cooking can be a great way to shake of any work worries while leaving you with a sense of personal achievement. Plus, leftovers for lunch!
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It may sound a little silly, but coloring in is no longer just for kids. Adult coloring books have become the latest fad, bringing great health benefits with them too. Recommended by psychiatrists for years, coloring in helps to relax the fear center of our busy brains, helping to reduce any stress and anxieties you may bring home with you. Moreover, coloring in is simply fun! It gives us a chance to reconnect with our inner child and get creative in a cost effective way.
Taking a long walk
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Getting out and about for some fresh air is an excellent, free way to reconnect with the world around you while getting some exercise. Whether you prefer a brisk pace or taking it nice and slow, taking a walk gives you an opportunity find some perspective on problems that can’t always be found in the confines of four walls.
By understanding the importance of getting some down time from work, and employing any of these activities, we’re positive you’ll be well on the way to a happier, healthier you.
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