Contributed by Nicholine Akou

Relaxingafter a hectic day is very vital since you need a 100% energy for the following day at work or school. The thoughts of your difficulties and responsibilities can developed into stress and might probably lead to depression. So after a long day, relaxation is highly necessary for you. Below are relaxing strategies that will keep you stress free and give your brain rest.

Take a bath:

When you arrive home after a hectic day at work, drink a cup of water and go straight to the bathroom for a bath. In the course of bathing, turn on slow music and regulate your breathing speed. It will help you forget about some of the awful moments you had during the day. After bathing, dress up in a comfortable dress and relax.

Read a romantic book:

Readingromantic books especially comedies helps you relax well. I enjoy reading Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest when I really want to relax. Choose any text of your choice and leave your mind open. The number of times you will laugh and smile will be equivalent to the worries you let go. Try and see how it works.

Drink tea:

Drinking a cup of tea will help you relax well. I prefer Camomille tea for it sends me directly to sleep. You can try any other related tea for it will help you greatly.

Cooking your favorite dish:

Cooking your favorite meal can help you relax too. At that moment, your mind is focused on the deliciousness of the food and your qualms are set aside giving you space to relax. As for me, my best moment is when I’m grinding on the stone for it produces a rhythmic sound that helps me to forget about my problems. Try cooking and see how far it can work for you.

Spend time with your family:

Spending time with your family is the best way to relax. After a hectic day, your family is the last thing to build your hopes and give you assurance that tomorrow is going to be fine. You can decide to make it a story telling, singing or dancing evening. Why not just watch a movie together I bet you, you will feel better.

 There are a million ways to relax after a hectic day but the five mentioned above are the simplest ways that have been working for me like magic. Try and see how helpful they can be.

                                                                                                     Edited by Emiliene Alemkeng