A big thank you to Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ for sponsoring this post!
This time of year seems to breed busyness in us all.
Whether you have kids who are back in school and are getting used to a new routine, or are trying to be more productive after the lazy days of Summer have come to an end, Fall tends to be a very busy time of year.
It’s easy to let your stress levels build up and forget to find ways to relax after you’ve had a long and stressful day.
I wanted to share some of the ways I personally like to relax after a stressful day in hopes that these help you too 🙂
5 ways to relax after a stressful day:
1. Stretch or do some yoga
Taking a few minutes before bed to stretch, or even doing a little yoga can make such a difference in how you end your day. When my mind is racing with the million things I need to still get done at the end of the day, taking a few minutes to do something good for myself really helps me to fall asleep with a clear mind.
Sometimes even the act of just taking a deep breath can really help in aiding relaxation. When I am feeling overwhelmed, pausing to take a big deep breath forces me to calm down and re-focus myself and my energy.
2. Spend time with your loved ones
Quality time with my family helps me to remember what’s most important and that at the end of the day, I’m blessed and that’s really all that matters.
3. Go for a long walk
I’ve really been enjoying reading just for fun the past few months. It’s so fun to entrench yourself into a page-turner that really takes you away and allows you to experience a bit of that world for a few minutes. I love making the time to curl up on the couch or in bed with a great book to forget about the stress of the day and just enjoy myself.
5. Use lavender essential oil
As part of this collaboration with Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™, they were so kind in allowing me to choose any essential oils in their collection that I wanted to try out. Naturally, one of the ones I chose was lavender. My absolute favorite! If you are a longtime reader, you know how much I love to use essential oils for pretty much everything.
I really enjoy putting a few drops of lavender essential oil in when I take a bubble bath, or even at the bottom of my shower if I don’t necessarily have time to take a long bath but still want to enjoy a lovely lavender scent and feel luxurious. I also like to add a drop or two to some unscented lotion or coconut oil to make for a spa-like moisturizing experience.
It’s such a great way to immediately soothe myself and I find it so comforting. Especially after a long day of dealing with a toddler who is running all over the place and finding the time to work on my freelance business, I find myself so drained at the end of the day and using some lavender essential oil is a great way to end my day on a relaxing and peaceful note.
If you’re an essential oil lover too, Earthly Elements has a fantastic selection of essential oils for pretty much any mood you’re in. They put together this fun chart below to help you figure out which essential oil will suite you depending on what mood you’re looking for. You can find them at www.earthlyelements.com.