London traffic can drive you crazy. When you are in a 9 to 5 job, the first thing you do when you get up in the morning is hurry up. That seems to be the order of the day every day. You have to wriggle through your way, bypass the traffic and reach your office.
Sometimes the chaotic city life often makes you feel suffocated, but equally you can’t live without the beautiful buzz of our city. So, here are a few ways you can relax at home, when you get the chance to:
1. Meditation and yoga
Ever tried meditation after coming back home from work? Or even yoga? You may not have time to do these in the morning, but you can certainly try them in the evening. You won’t believe how relaxing meditation and yoga is for those involved in a stressful job. Many studies prove that meditation is a cure for anxiety and stress. Moreover, there are several yoga poses that also release stress. Try them and see the difference in a few weeks.
There are several reasons why baking can keep you calm and composed after a hectic day at work. First, you take your mind totally off from what you experienced throughout the day. Second, the aroma of cocoa or baking, in general, calms your nerves. It helps you relax as you keep tossing the ingredients one by one. Third, when your family members appreciate your baking skills, it enables you to forget everything that happened in the office. Their smile is the icing on the cake!
3. A hot bath
Although the London weather is on the cooler side most of the year, the gathering of people in the tube can make you want to come back and get rid of the clothes in a hurry. Moreover, if you had a stressful day, your body would want to relax. A hot bath can help you with that. It reduces pain and stiffness in your joints and increases blood flow. You may also drift off to sleep while in the bathtub. So, beware!
4. Play a card game
Games can take your mind off a stressful day at the office instantly. Why not master a card game online, such as Blackjack or Poker at a site like Eagle Bet. Choose the game you know best and switch off from the outside world for an hour or so.
Experts believe that Reiki is highly effective in detoxifying the body and promoting relaxation. It brings an overall balance between your mind, body, and soul; something that even 9 to 5 job-going Londoner needs at the end of the day.
So, if you return home tired every day and think you will leave the job the next day, don’t risk your decision. Try these relaxing activities, and you will enjoy life all over again.