5 Easy Ways To Slow Down and Unwind

Life can sometimes feel like a non-stop rollercoaster ride, right?

5 Easy Ways To Slow Down and Unwind

Working from home, I find it tough to switch off in the evenings. I try to slow down, relax, and enjoy the end of the day. Sometimes, with a busy schedule, it’s hard to break out of the same routine and find time to truly relax. But we all have our own ways to unwind. Here are a few easy things I like to do to help myself relax and slow down.

Declutter the day away

I love tidying up – it’s like a mini therapy session for me, you know? So, I like to tidy away anything work-related. I clear my workspace of my cute mugs, stationeries and any rubbish from the day, making sure it’s all set for tomorrow. I treat it like I’m closing down my own little business for the day, haha! It only takes about 10-15 minutes, but it makes a world of difference. Trust me, you’ll feel lighter and more at ease once everything finds its rightful place.

Avoid the doomscrolling 

The endless abyss of social media and news feeds. There was this time when all I would do in the evenings was scroll through social media. But now, I’m trying to switch things up. I put my phone aside and find other stuff to do. It’s so easy to get sucked into the online world, but I have realized taking a break is super good for my mind. Now, I prefer taking walks, just chilling with my thoughts or maybe you could give one of these screen-free activities a try!

Cozy mode: on

Picture this: a dimly lit room, your favorite scented candles flickering gently, and a cup of warm tea nestled in your hands. Ah, bliss! It’s amazing how a little ambiance can work wonders for the soul. For me, it’s all about creating that cozy vibe and treating myself to some me-time.

Capturing moments in my bullet journal

Ah, the age-old practice of putting pen to paper. There’s something incredibly cathartic about pouring your thoughts onto the page, isn’t there? The sound of the pen gliding on paper is just so soothing. That is why I’m all about journaling on paper. Nothing beats it, not even those iPad screen protectors that feel like paper. Give me a good ol’ pen and paper any day!

Make time for yourself

Self-care – the ultimate act of love for oneself. Do something you love; it doesn’t have to be a big deal. You could watch a new movie, meditate, do your nails, work on a craft project, or simply basking in some much-needed alone time. Just remember to set aside some time just for you. Don’t underestimate how good it can make you feel when you go to bed and wake up the next day!

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What do you like to do to slow down when you’ve had a busy day?

11 comments

  1. a tablet can't never replace the best feeling of journaling with real pen and paper :)

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  2. The importance of winding down after a workday cannot be estimated. I find that establishing a routine really helps and one of my favorite parts of that is relaxing in a bath.

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    1. Absolutely agree! Winding down is crucial for maintaining balance. A bath sounds like a perfect way to unwind tbh!

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  3. Domscrolling is something I am trying to avoid and it's honestly helped me to relax more and unwind! x

    Lucy Mary

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    1. It's actually so great to unwind without getting caught up in the endless scroll!

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  4. Ah yes it can be hard to slow down and ugh the doom scrolling I do this at work I am on a mission not to, the news is overwhelmingly depressing. Love all the advice here, I do make time for myself and I am all about cozy mode!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Absolutely, slowing down is key! It's tough to resist the urge to dive into the never-ending scroll. Good on you for making an effort to steer clear of it, especially at work! xx

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  5. Loved reading this Lenne!

    I’m in my slow, present, cosy girl era, and my favourite things to do are popping my phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’ after catching up with messages after work, and then curling up with a good book, my journal and a big cup of tea. Putting pen to paper is SO good for my soul.

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  6. Great tips! I work from home too and always have to clean up my desk and plan out the next day before shutting everything down.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  7. These are great ideas! Decluttering also helps me, cleaning in general makes me feel calm. As a super anxious person, meditation and yoga always help me slow down and unwind. ♥

    www.mooeyandfriends.com

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