Many Americans are finding it hard to relax after a hard day of work. This is causing them to be less productive, less efficient, and unmotivated over a long period of time. Other health conditions and factors can be attributed to not relaxing after work. Conditions such as anxiety, depression, and anger can all come from not relaxing or getting enough sleep after work.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils for altering a person’s mood, cognitive function, or health. Essential oils that the help you relax after a hard day are:
- Clary sage
- ylang ylang
- and bergamot
There are several ways to use essential oils to help you relax after workday stress. You can mix essential oils with pure distilled water in a spray bottle, then lightly mist your face and neck. Additionally, you can add these essential oils to your bath along with bubbles or any other relaxing bath items. Essential oils can also be mixed into your lotion or body butters. Also scented candles, which are cheap alternative to essential oils, can help you achieve the same relaxation using aromatherapy.
When you eat to relax after a hard day of work, it should be light and easy to make. A good post work food includes soup, which is both nice for on the go or if you have limited time. You can also have some tea to help you achieve a relaxed state of mind. Teas are also great for health benefits and antioxidants. You should drink about 2 to 3 cups of tea daily. Also adding peppermint or eating peppermint can help relax and calm your nerves after a long hard day at work. Chamomile tea is especially relaxing.
Music, can help you have a conducive relaxation environment, or help you get energized and ready to go. Classical music, whale noises, rain forests sounds, or jazz can all help you relax and calm down at the end of the day. If you go to bed right after getting off work, make your sleeping area conducive to relaxation to help you promote good sleep. Keep the temperature comfortable, and if possible open a window and let a fresh breeze blow through. Watching a movie solo can help you unwind after a long day at work, if you so choose watch in bed and have snacks and drinks already prepared.
All these ways to relax after a hard day should also help you sleep better at night as well. To avoid waking in the night make sure not to eat before bed, drink caffeine after 4 o’clock, and turn off electronics one hour prior to bedtime. Aromatherapy can also heal certain types of illnesses as well as promote relaxation. Drinking herbal teas can also help with certain health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Music has been shown to help people work harder, think better, sleep better, and promotes relaxation and well-being.