How To De-Stress After A Long Day

Sometimes, bad days happen. Your boss may yell at you, you may end up spilling coffee over yourself or you might just be overwhelmed with everything that is going on right now. Either way, it’s important to know that you’re certainly not alone. There is nothing you can do to stop them, but you can change how you deal with them.

Talk about it

It’s a good idea for you to talk to someone about the stress you are experiencing right now. Let them know how you feel and even tell them what has happened. It’s healthy to do this, but don’t repeat it over and over again to several people. Every time you do this, you bring that negative energy back into your life and you may find that you get upset over it as well. At the end of the day, you want to fill your life with good energy and the best way for you to do this is to vent once and then let it go. This may take some practice, but when you are able to do this, you really will feel way better.

Drink some Tea

When you get home, take your shoes off and hang your coat up. Do this every single day. When you do, you will then be able to get into a mental routine and it will also help you to distinguish between work and home much more efficiently. If you think about it, when you go to work, you will put your shoes and your coat on. This symbolises the start of the day. By taking these items off as soon as you walk in the door, you mentally process the fact that the day has ended, and that now it is time for you to relax. When you get in the door it also helps to make yourself a cup of tea, or another hot beverage. This will help you to unwind, and it also forces you to sit down, even if it is just for 5 minutes.


Candles are a fantastic way for you to relax. Certain scents can de-stress your mind and your

body. If you are stuck for ideas then consider looking into lavender, jasmine, neroli or even sandalwood. The best places for you to light them would be in your bedroom and living room. This is where you spend the most time.


Gaming is easily one of the best ways for you to let go of stress. Try a simple game, such as

virtual pinball or even solitaire. You can download them with ease and some of them can even be played while you are on the go!

Salt Baths

Have you ever had a salt bath? If not, then you certainly need to give it a go. Try and put two cups of salt into the bath and add a few drops of lavender oil. This can work wonders for your skin and it can also help you to unwind too. If you want to reach maximum relaxation, why not light some candles at the same time?


Hi! I'm Chaz. I'm the Founder of The Green Button Project, I run my own mental health blog, and I'm also a mental health volunteer with Time to Change and I also love dogs.

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