Everyone has a bad day once in a while. The good thing is that you can change your mood and prepare for the next day in simple ways. It’s important to have a self-care night whenever you feel like the daily activities bring you down. Here are five ways to relax every time you need to recharge your batteries.
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Take a log bath
Long baths require time and preparation. Even if showers are more practical, you should know that there are many health benefits of a hot bath:
- It can reduce pain
- It can lower the risk of a heart attack
- It can boost your immune system
- It can improve your sleep quality
To make the most out of your bath, you can use sea salt for its therapeutic properties. It’s best to soak in the tub for 20 minutes to recover fully. You’ll feel better if you experience muscle cramps, stiff joints, or when you overwork yourself.
Tea is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. For a relaxing night, you can choose to have a cup of Turkish Apple Tea, made out of dried apple and pineapple pieces and with natural flavouring. It doesn’t have any caffeine, so it will help you sleep.
How are you supposed to brew this tea? Pour boiled water in the cup where you’ve added the fruit pieces. Then let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes, and you can enjoy it as it is or add sugar to your preferences.
Talk to a friend
If you feel the need to talk, call a friend willing to listen. Friendships are beneficial for your mental state because:
- You’re less likely to isolate yourself
- They can help with reducing stress
- They provide emotional support when needed
- You can grow by having good examples around your friends
- They give you the feeling of belonging
After a long day, you might have a lot on your mind. And because sometimes it’s good to escape reality, try reading books with interesting stories, like fantasy. Reading can quickly reduce stress; you only need a few minutes with your favourite book, and your mood will improve.
You’ll have a better vocabulary by exposing yourself to new words and phrases, and from that, you can improve your communication skills easily. Reading also benefits your memory skills, so consider making it a daily habit.
Create a bedtime routine
A hot bath can help from time to time, but it’s better to have a weekly routine. The moments you spend only by yourself will lead to great results in time. For example, you can practice mindfulness and take care of yourself more. The best way to create a bedtime routine is by changing or adding small positive habits to your daily activities. For instance, instead of watching a movie before bed, you could try reading a book, taking a short walk after dinner or choosing aromatherapy for a good sleep.
Published by Rohan Manda