When you work five days a week, and sometimes even spend longer than 8-hour work days in the office, it is hard to find ways to pamper yourself. Lots of times, you find yourself getting home from work too tired to do anything else but doze off in bed. But something is wrong with that scenario because the least best thing that we can do to our bodies is to take them for granted. Getting stressed because of work and bringing work home is not a good idea; your body needs to relax and recuperate from cooperating with you to meet all of your demands during work hours.
The good news is, you do not need to go outside of your home to pamper yourself. Here are some simple and easy things that you can do within the comforts of your home to show your body that you are not taking it for granted. Do pamper yourself after a long day at work. Think of it this way: your body is your most important asset at work (and in general). Without it, there will be no work delivered at all.
Use the bathtub or hot tub
The warm water will definitely soothe tired and aching muscles. Other benefits for using a bathtub or hot tub are improved sleep, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, reduces anxiety, and decreased migraines and tension headaches.
Add epsom salt in your bathtub for a more relaxing and therapeutic effect.
Get rid of all those dead skin cells by exfoliating when having a hot shower. You only need a loofah or body brush and a body exfoliant gel. Getting rid of dead skin cells will leave you glowing and feeling better about yourself.
Medidate with candles
Turn off those bright, artificial lights and light up some candles and meditate. This relaxes your mind and gives you a peaceful feeling. A good thing to add to meditating are natural sounds such as birds chirping or ocean waves hitting the shore. You can get these from portable sound machines.
Use aroma therapy to soothe your senses and relax your brain. Resting on a couch or in bed will be a more powerful stress reliever, especially if you have a good, relaxing scent in the room.
Eat a good meal
There is definitely something relaxing about eating a good meal inside the comforts of your own home. First off, you are not rushed to finish your meal or interrupted by other people in the room. If you do not have the time to cook a good meal on your own, you can still do take-out and eat it while relaxing at home.
Play with your pets
You’ll find that when you play with your pets you’ll feel happier and calmer. This gives two-way benefits as this makes your pet(s) happy too.
Use soft, comfortable pillows and blankets
What a good and relaxing feeling to pop down on the couch or on the bed with a soft, fluffy pillow and blanket that feels like velvet on your skin. While lying down, put cucumber slices on top of your eyes and let the coolness help relax you and rid the dark circles under your eyes.
Disconnect from work
Do not check work emails at home or do work-related things unless they are absolutely necessary. You were already at work for 8 hours, and anything beyond that can be toxic to your well being.
Use your gym equipment at home. And if you don’t have it, watch exercise videos and do these in your home. This promotes good health and relieves stress. And the best thing of all is you do not even have to leave your house.