After a long day at work, all you want to do is sit down in a comfy chair and relax. The problem is that the rigors of life make it almost impossible. Sitting and stewing is a bad move because the tension builds. To release the pressure, you need to get up and move around, maybe exercise a little. Sadly, it’s a bit too strenuous as it involves getting out of the armchair for one thing. Nope, you’ll probably stay in the same spot and hold in the emotions. If only there were hassle-free ways to de-stress that you could do while on your ass…
Pick A Good Chair
If you’re going to sit in it for hours on end, the seat should be a comfortable one. Otherwise, it will make you feel worse and lead to an increase in cortisol levels. Any chair won’t do, which is why you need to take the process seriously. It should be comfy and flexible but slightly firm too to avoid back pain. Alternatively, you can head to the Comfy Sacks website and opt for a beanbag. It’s amazing how relaxing it is to lounge on a sofa of beans and regress into your childhood, even though it sounds anything but!
The problem with work is that it carries on after the 5 pm deadline. Most roles require you to go home and complete tasks in your spare time, too. And, if not, it’s still hard to let go because the little things stick in your mind. Mulling these things over only add to the tension, which is why daydreaming comes in handy. The goal is to stare out of the window and forget about your troubles the way you used to as a child in the class. Don’t do it all day but take a small amount of time to watch the world go by outside your front door.
Another excellent way to forget about life for a while is to draw. Now, you can play fast and loose with the term “draw” because you don’t have to Vermeer. Doodling is an expression of how you are thinking and feeling at the time, so it doesn’t matter how it looks. Simply concentrate on getting what’s inside your body out onto the paper, channeling it through the pen. Think of it as a form of a stream of consciousness without writing any words, only pictures, and images. Just make sure there’s a pad nearby so you don’t have to stand up!
The bed isn’t the only place to catch up on your 40 winks. In fact, sometimes it’s the armchair that is comfier. Plus, it’s there and there’s no need to walk up the stairs, brush your teeth, and get into bed, by which time you’re not tired any longer. Sleep can be elusive so it’s best to take the opportunity when it arises. If you need to learn about the health benefits of napping, you should take a look at Sleep Foundation.
Can you think of any extra to add to the list?