We all have bad days. Or weeks. While it’s easy to hold on to feelings of negativity or frustration, you don’t have to!
Move Your Body
Many of us have sedentary jobs, so once work ends, it’s time to get moving!
You don’t have to go to an intense CrossFit or spin class (but if you want to, do it!). In fact, all it takes to make a difference is some stretching or yoga, a jog, walking the dog with your kids, or even having a family gardening session!
If you really need to transition and destress right after work, try taking deep breaths or chilling on a park bench for five.
It’s important to intentionally mark your transition from work to home, especially after a stressful day. The sky is the limit on how you choose to do this! It could be changing into something comfy, kicking back with a binge-worthy show, asking your kids how their day went, or even just brewing a cup of tea.
Spend Time With Friends & Family
Even in the middle of a stressful day, looking forward to spending time with your loved ones can get you through the worst. Whether it’s with your kids, partner, or good friends, hanging with the people you care most about can help you get out of your headspace.
Basically, it’s about remembering the truly important things in life.
A fresh, healthy meal is exactly what you (and your family) need when you’re going through a stressful time.
If you’re feeling anxious about work, you’ll want to avoid emotional eating. So think of all that junk food you crave in stressful times – chips, pop, sweets, comfort food, and even alcohol can fall under this umbrella.
How do you relax and unwind at the end of a long day?
Well.ca now offers preferred pricing for MindBeacon digital therapy, which provides CBT guided by a registered mental health professional. Because it’s digital, it’s there for you anytime, anywhere you want it. And it’s covered by most group health benefits plans. To learn more, check out MindBeacon at Well.ca services today.