Five Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Day

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Five Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Day

Has today been a total crapshoot of a day? Where you, legit, feel like stopping by the local liquor store to stock up on all of your favorite wines so that you can binge drink and sip the stress away? 

Yeah, I have so been there too! 

I get it. You’ve had a stressful as eff day and all you want to do is to unwind and relax. However, if you’re anything like me with husband, kids, and furry friends relaxing after a shitty day is damn near impossible. 

I could be a millionaire for every time my husband or kids called my name. Oh man, could you imagine the life I could be living… 

Woah! Time to snap myself back into reality! 

There are lots of ways that you can unwind after a stressful day. I mean the options really are endless, but what I would love to share with you are my favorite ways to unwind and R-E-L-A-X after I’m ready to down a few bottles of wine. 

 Reading 

Reading is a great way to escape! Doesn’t matter if it’s a personal development book, a romance novel, or even something a little smuttier. Either way, I can lose myself in a good book. My mind seems to calm, and I can zone in on the content.  

Additionally, since I’m focusing on the content of book my brain is reorganizing my thoughts. Where focus goes, energy flows. Me redirecting my thoughts by focusing on the book my stress dissipates and I can fricken relax, unwind, and recharge my batteries. 

Movies 

Oh, for the love of movies! I don’t know what it is, but I can’t pass up a good flick. In fact, I don’t even care so much about the genre as much as I care about the storyline. The story is what captures my attention and draws me in like a moth to a bug zapper. 

Movies have a unique way to stop the stress from consuming me almost instantly. Maybe it’s because I can get lost in the story, just like I can with a good book, or perhaps it’s because I wrap myself up in a blanket with a huge bowl of buttery popcorn. 

Yeah, maybe it’s the latter or the two. 

Hot Bath

A hot bath isn’t something I do often because quite frankly I’m a hot shower kind of gal. However, if my day was extremely shitty, then I will bust out a bath bomb, bath salts, or oils and soak in the tub with a good book and a glass of wine. 

The downfall to this option is that I can’t do it when the household is awake. I have to wait if I want to actually enjoy itWhomp whomp!  

But that’s totally ok! I know that all good things come to those who wait and waiting to enjoy a good soak is worth it! 

Facial 

Facials are the bomb! In fact, I LOVE my Rodan + Fields facials. Eases the tension while it turns back the hands of time, washes away the impurities, and makes my face smooth as a baby’s bottom.  

Side note, and a small shameless plug, if you’re interested in hearing more about the Rodan + Fields skin care line, shoot me a message at victoria@eyecandybeautyandboutique.com.

Expert tip, add the facial while you sit in the hot bathtub! 

Mani/Pedi 

Now you know I’m all for a killer mani or pedi. In fact, we do nails at Eye Candy Beauty + Boutique on a regular basis. However, when in a pinch and I need to de-stress an at home mani or pedi can do just the trick.  

Something as simple as pushing back the cuticles, trimming and shaping my nails, and painting them can relax me like a mo’ fo’.  

Alright, there are my five top ways to de-stress when I’m feeling insanely stressed after a rough day.   

A few more that you could try are yoga, journal writing, coloring, painting, going for a walk, or even meditating.  

As you can see, there are lots of ways you can destress; therefore, I encourage you to do what works for you. Try different ways to unwind and de-stress so that you can feel less like a hot damn mess! 

Keep in mind that not everything will work for you, but once you have a handful of go-to methods to relax you’ll be set and good to go for a while. And trust me, life is much sweeter when you’re a less stressed.  

Share in the comments below: What is your favorite way to de-stress, unwind, and R-E-L-A-X? 


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