We’re ready to relax for Relaxation Day

‘Self-care’ has been big in 2019. From taking just an hour out of your day to have a bath, read a book or watch an episode of your favourite TV series, there’s nothing more important than keeping your mental health in check by taking part in a little self-care. 

As today is ‘Relaxation Day’, we’d love to know what you find works best for you to help you relax after a long day, and we’d also like to share our top tips to help you find your inner zen each day. 

As a first step, making sure to schedule in your downtime each day, regardless of when it is, is paramount to keeping your mental health in check. You should give yourself at least one hour a day to take some time out for yourself, and when you think that’s just 6% of your waking hours of the day, there’s no reason to not be taking self-care seriously.

Switching off your mobile phone is also a great step in making sure you make the most of your downtime. Our mobile phones can often be linked to work, social media and the stresses of everyday life, so putting your phone to one side, or turning it off completely, can really help you to switch off and focus on yourself for a short period of time.

If you work in an office or have a long commute where you’re sitting in a car every day for a long period of time, getting out in the evenings or ahead of work in the morning is great in clearing your head. Getting some fresh air by walking around your neighbourhood or taking a longer stroll in some nearby woodland can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing and can help improve your mood dramatically. Not only that, exercise is also proven to help positively benefit your mental health, so taking a short walk or run has endless possibilities to help you relax and unwind for the day. Remember to try our range of premium Sports leggings for the perfect walking or running partner!

Of course, an easy way to get some me-time into your day is running a nice warm bath or shower, with all the added extras like bubble bath, essential oils, and any drink of your fancy; whether that be the odd glass of your favourite tipple, or cup of tea, whatever works for you! Similarly treating yourself to a new book or magazine each week, or even picking up one of your old favourites, is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day, and can give you some well-deserved me-time ahead of the new working day.

Meditation is also a great way to take some time out and listen to your body, and if practised every day can really help to improve mental health and wellbeing for the long term. We’ve discussed the positives of meditation in a recent blog post, but even downloading an app like Headspace can really help to relax your mind and rewire your mind to reduce negative thoughts including stress and fear.

We’d love to hear how you choose to relax after a long day, and we’d love to hear your tips to make sure you can switch off successfully after a hard day working! Make sure to let us know in the comments!

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