This initiative is not often recognised, but it is important as it reminds people to cultivate wellness within the social circles they surround themselves with. This has become even more critical, as we are living in the new normal post-pandemic.
To better increase various aspects of wellness, and manage work-related stress, we have compiled 7 ways for you to try after a hard day's work:
1. Create a to-do list to better manage control over incomplete tasks
After a long day of toiling away at work and spending hours in meetings, consider wrapping the day up by reflecting over the work you did manage to complete, and put together a to-do list of work for the coming days. You will find it helpful as a way of managing your time and seizing control of your workload for the days to come.
3. Rejuvenate yourself through a self-care, after-work routine
Treat yourself by adopting some of the relaxing practices that a spa might provide. Draw a bath, apply a facial mask, light some candles or essential oils, and wind down with some light instrumental music once you’ve come home from work.
If you are bound to the desk, languishing in an office of papers, laptops and busy people, take a leisurely stroll in a nearby park and breathe in the fresh air. Seeing green after a tiring day at work would be a healthy way to reconnect with nature, and provide your body with some light physical exercise.
5. Do something fun!
Whether it be finishing a crossword puzzle, catching a light-hearted movie after dinner, or even catching up with friends and family for dinner, give your mind the rest it needs by engaging in something you consider to be a positive experience.
6. Listening to podcasts or audiobooks
For some cerebral entertainment, plug in your earphones and listen to podcasts or audiobooks for a hassle-free way to spend your evenings. Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular because you can pick to listen and learn about any topic that interests you.