6 Ways to De-stress After Work
Stress can mess with your body in many different ways. For working professionals, stressful situations are a fact of life. You may not be able to eliminate stress from your life but learning how to manage your stress is key. If you are having a bad day at work, try the following tips to wind down and disconnect.
1. Reconnect with nature
Taking at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels, reveals a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology.Take a stroll after work along the walking path at Umm Al Emarat Park – Abu Dhabi (see location).
Use scented candles to create a calm ambient after a long, stressful day. By linking a particular scent to your “me time”, that scent become a conditioned stimulus for that relaxing experience and acquires the ability to elicit the conditioned response of peace and serenity when used in the future.
We recommend the Neom Scented Candle Collection (Click to buy).
3. Have a cup of tea
We recommend a cup of Argo Earl Grey Tea with blue cornflower which has a calming effect and helps alleviate stress and anxiety.
Available at Argo Cafe UAE (Al Wahda Mall - Abu Dhabi).
4. Sweat it out
Hit the gym for a spinning class. The combination of cardio and loud music will make a huge difference. Plus, exercise helps you sleep better and you will wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy.
Try a 45 minutes indoor cycling at Motion Cycling Oberoi Hotel – Business Bay Dubai (First session for AED 50).
5. Write it down
Writing down what bothers you means you can relax now and think about it later. A stress diary monitors the causes and triggers of your stress and how you cope and deal with stress.
Try the Pinetti Leather Notebook (Click to buy)
6. Have a side project
In Japan, it is a tradition to learn a craft from local masters. For example, many CEOs and politicians take up leather making classes in the evening. The satisfaction you get from successful personal projects will boost your confidence at work and lift your mood.
Try pottery classes at Yadawei Studio Dubai (Click to visit their website).