Friday, January 17, 2020

How to Unwind After a Long Day of Work

How many of you out there have super busy lives? I'm sure most of you all have work to go to, bills to pay, food to put on the table, and so on and so forth. Our lives can get so hectic that we sometimes forget to think about ourselves or our well being. It is so important to take care of ourselves not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. Today, I wanted to share with you all a few things I do to unwind after a long day of work and how I prepare myself for the next day.

1. Change into something comfortable 
First thing I do when I get home is change into something comfortable. I usually take off my work clothes and shoes and change into, most of the time, a pajama bottom and a loose T-shirt. I usually get home form work pretty late so I rarely do anything after work. I definitely do not go out unless necessary. I usually head to my closet and change.

2. Wash my face/take makeup off
The next thing I do after changing into comfy clothes is take off my makeup and put my hair up in a bun or ponytail. Sometimes I wait to take my makeup off until right before bed but if I know for a fact that I won't be going anywhere that evening then I will take my makeup off and wash away all the stress from the day. I usually leave my house at 8am in the morning and don't get back until 7PM and my face starts looking really tired and gross by the end of my day. I love the feeling of a nice, clean, makeup free face. 

3. Make sure I have a clean house 
When I get home from work, if there are dishes in the sink and my house is a disaster, I cannot relax. My mind will be so cluttered with the thought that my house needs to be cleaned and I feel on edge. I don't know if this happens to everybody but I know that once I get home and there are things that need to be tidied, I do that first before doing anything else. I don't do any crazy cleaning because most of the time I come home exhausted but I do the bare minimum like dishes and straightening around the house. 

4. Grab something to eat
By the time I get home I am starving! I look through my fridge and see what I can put together for a quick bite. Sometimes I only have a snack and then eat later when my bf gets home. Sometimes I eat a bigger meal and don't eat with him later in the day. 

5. Do something for myself
After eating, I either write a blog post or I think of any upcoming content that I can create for my blog and YouTube channel. If I am too tired for that (which is most evenings) then I just watch some YouTube videos (catch up with the latest uploads) or watch Netflix/Hulu/Disney Plus. Most of the time if I am REALLY exhausted I just fall asleep until my bf gets home. 

6. Exercise 
I don'd do this enough but I really need to start incorporating a quick routine into my day at least every couple of days. Most days if I get home at 7, I will eat by 8 and exercise by 9:30PM I usually do a quick 30 min at home workout. This usually makes me feel so much better about myself and definitely helps with my mental health as well. 

7. Shower/Get ready for Bed 
Showering helps me relax and wash away all the dirt and stress from the day and gets me ready for bed. Some nights I don't shower because I like to shower in the mornings but if I workout then I definitely hop in the shower afterwards (just for a quick refresh). I then brush my teeth, do my skincare routine and head into bed! 

8. Bed Time 
I am not the type of person who goes to bed early but I usually am in bed around 11:30-midnight. My bf does't get home until a little after 11pm so I am usually up waiting on him, helping him with some dinner (he is usually starving after work) and then we just cuddle and watch a cozy TV Show to fall asleep to. Right now we are watching the original Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and its super entertaining. I have never seen the show from beginning to end before! I usually make us both a cup of tea as well which is so relaxing to sip on before bed! He usually sneaks away to play video games after I fall asleep but I am usually asleep until my alarm goes off the next morning. 

That is everything I do on most evenings! I hope you guys enjoyed reading and I would love to find out how you unwind after a long day! Drop me a comment down below :)


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