After a long day of work, the only thing you probably want to do is relax and watch the next episode of your favorite series on Netflix. But there are a few things you can do to make most of your evenings.
To get started;
- Change into comfortable clothes
The first thing to do when you get home is to get changed into comfortable clothing. This suggests your mind that work is over and done with and ‘me time’ has begun.
2. Drink it up
Before you make a cup of tea, pour yourself a large glass of water. Air-conditioned offices are incredibly dehydrating.
Once you feel completely relaxed, it’s time to think about what to do with your evening.
3. Alternatives to watching TV
Take a look at the listings while you drink your water to see if there is anything you really want to watch rather than settling down with the remote control. If there isn’t anything on the TV why not do something different?
You may pamper yourself, read a book or call a friend you haven’t spoken to in ages. Alternatively, spend some quality time with your partner or playing with the kids!
4. Dig into healthy food
It really helps to have a meal ready or almost ready to eat when you get home. Make sure the fridge is stocked with healthy staples such as stir-fry ingredients, salad leaves, tomatoes, mushrooms.
Also, roasted makhanas, khakras, toasted nuts and seeds, fruits helps when want to munch on something healthy.
5. Plan for tomorrow
To me, nothing feels better than getting organized and ready for the next day. Every night before I go to bed, I write out a to-do list of things that need to get done for the following day. It saves me time in the morning before I go to work and it releases stress that I may have.
6. Unplug for the night
Make sure you unplug from all your electronics at least an hour or so before you sleep. This can not only let you sleep a lot better, but you can focus on doing things you enjoy doing instead of just scrolling through the Internet.
7. Enjoy working on your hobbie
While the day might be about your job, let your nights be about what you love to do for yourself — your hobbies. Instead of focusing on work, why not learn a new skill or read a book you’ve been dying to finish?
8. Have a bath
Have a long luxurious bath with warm water, to help cleanse you both physically and mentally. Remove any make-up, and nourish your face and body with moisturizer to help rehydrate skin.
9. Keep a clean bedroom
Keep your bedroom clean and clutter-free to aid a good night’s sleep.
Making the most of the evenings will leave you feeling more refreshed when you return the next day. Having a night time routine will also keep you fresh and motivated. Also it is good idea to avoiding drinking coffee six hours before bed and finish exercising two hours before you sleep.
How much of these do you follow to make most of your evenings? Do let me know in the comments below
Yes to all of these ideas! It’s so important to take care of yourself, and everything on your list helps!
Thank you Karin for your kind comments.
my favorite is únplug for the night.. it’s great to disconnect from the online world and connect from within, adding meditation for at least 15 mins and some breathing exercise would really calm the way to bed.. =)
Thank you for your kind comment
Yes, its sets the mood for a very relaxed sleep. Thank you very much
I agree with planning for the next day. I am more productive and centered when I plan my day, the night before.
Yes, It makes it easy to start the day on the positive note if you have already planned a day before. Thank you for your kind comment
I love this post. I am a workaholic and rarely ever take care of myself so these tips are incredible. Love the format and graphics as well!
Number 1 is definitely my favorite, that sets the mood I need to relax. Oh and taking a bath.
Yes, its very relaxing to have a warm bath after a hard day.
I love these ideas, especially planning out the next day. It’s relaxing to know what’s ahead.
Thank you very much Cyndi
Loved your post and think it has some great info about living your best life and days.
Thank you very much kelly.