How To Unwind After A Long Day1.3.17
For those of you who don't know, in addition to managing this little blog over here, I also have a full-time gig in advertising (going on 4 years now). And while I genuinely enjoy what I do, like with any job, it can be a lot sometimes.
Which brings me to the importance of finding ways to unwind after a long day -- whether you are worn down after a busy stretch at work, or are in the midst of wedding planning or some other exciting (but BIG) life event, having "me time" is essential to avoiding a major meltdown. It's taken me a while to figure out what works for me and this might not be helpful to everyone, but I thought I would share my three favorite ways to unwind.
- Taking a long bath - I've only recently started doing this, and even still, I wouldn't say it's a super common occurrence... but when I do, I like to go all out. I'll treat myself to some bath bombs from Lush, light my favorite candle, and just sit in complete silence (I'll sometimes listen to the most relaxing/chill Spotify playlist I can find). Not only is the hot water soothing in general, I love zoning out and not having to focus on anything.
- Curling up with a cup of tea and a good book - I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, and I'm always wishing I had more free time to catch up on my reading. When I'm stressed, nothing comforts me more than a good book (or even a fun magazine) and a cup of tea. I recently discovered Varieteas, a monthly loose-leaf tea subscription, and I love that it has already introduced me to delicious and unique flavors. This month's box includes Chamomile, Hello Spring (with pineapple, mango, and rose petals!), and Passionfruit.
- Yoga - I'm admittedly still a beginner, and I know this is going to sound cliche, but I can always count on yoga to completely relax me and quiet my mind. I love discovering small, local studios but I also recently downloaded an amazing app called Down Dog so that I can practice in the comfort of my living room whenever I want, without having to deal with LA traffic or parking (both tend to be a nightmare, by the way).
What do YOU like to do during your me time? I'd love more ideas!
Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with Variteas, who were kind enough to send me their March box to try out.