12 ways to unwind after a stressful day

Posted on: October 21st, 2010

You worked like the clappers to meet a really tight deadline this morning. You also had to resolve a tricky problem that wasn’t of your making. AND you had a nightmare journey back from a client meeting this afternoon.  How do you unwind after such a terrible day?

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Go and exercise. Enjoy a fun class at the gym; thump a boxing bag; or do a relaxing Pilates or yoga class
  2. If you’re not into exercise, put your feet up and lose yourself in some classical music
  3. Run a deep bath, pour in some relaxing oils and have a good soak
  4. Dance around in your home to some loud music
  5. Take the dog for a good walk or run
  6. If you enjoy cooking, immerse yourself in preparing a tasty evening meal – preferably with something interesting on the radio to listen to
  7. Have a fun night out with friends
  8. Lie down and listen to a relaxation tape
  9. Play with the cat – pets are great stress busters
  10. Meditate for 20 minutes
  11. Watch a cartoon or comedy programme on the TV – laughter is a great de-stresser
  12. Have a game of ping pong (I’ve got a mini set that fits onto my dining table)

How do YOU unwind after a busy and stressful day?

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