After a long hard day, you often find yourself mentally and physically drained. Whenever I am at work and the day just feels as though it is pressing on me, and I’m working really hard I find myself becoming more and more drained. I know you have experienced something similar. There is hope! I have found small ways to recharge when you feel drained, especially after a monster of a day!
What could possibly come at you during the day that could make you feel drained?
Well, I’m glad you wondered that. Many factors come into play, for instance when I used to work in an accounting department of some big company, we were always stressed when the quarter was coming to a close and we needed to compile audit documents. Tensions were high, and so were everyone’s tempers.
When it comes to stress inducers there is no one size fits all. To be honest a number of things can cause us to feel stressed. Some of those being, spouses, kids, and our parents.
Most of the time it is outside influences or things beyond our control. Such has small issues at work, and when your car suddenly decides to break down.
There are times when you just woke up in a crappy mood. I know before I admitted my mental health was not at peak performance, I would constantly wake up in a grouchy mood. Then everything just snowballed from there.
For example, it’s snowing and slippery outside but everyone is cutting me off. Or I forgot my gloves and now my fingers are pink and freezing no matter what I do while I’m outside. Or I had to stop at the store to get something maybe for dinner and I accidentally stepped into a freezing puddle. Oh and I forgot to put on my waterproof boots and accidentally put on the ones that leak.
Small ways to recharge when you feel drained
Just when you think you are stuck with feeling as though a million-pound ton tractor is sitting on your chest, remember there are small ways to recharge when you feel drained.
A few of these suggestions you can do with the help of a television or computer and the internet. Others are awesomely cheap, that you won’t even blink at the price. Which is great because that will also destress you.
Here are a few of my favorite suggestions to help you feel recharged after a long day.
- Stretching or yoga: Both of these help you feel less stressed simply because you are gently releasing all the tension in your shoulders, back and hips. The warmth you feel from stretching and the breathing you do when you are practicing yoga creates a calm, nuturing feeling that can not be beat. Youtube is a great source for finding short yoga or stretching videos. One of my favorites is by Heather Robertson, watch it here.
- Aromatherapy is just amazing, and you don’t necessarily need a defusor you could simply do this with some candles. You can find relaxing vanillas or sandlewood candles that will help ease the tension, perhaps while you are taking a bath. Here is one of my favorite candles from Amazon.
- Doing something that you love, like watching a movie or grabbing a spouse or partner, perhaps a good friend and getting all the details of your day out. Painting is on point these days, so you could take a panting class. Let your emotions come out in your master piece! Or paint happy little trees like Bob Ross encourages.
- Exfoliating scrub or hot towel scrub not only increases blood flow, but O.M.G it is just great. You literally feel like a new person afterward. I first heard about the hot towel scrub from Alica Silverston’s book, “The Kind Diet.” She really lays out the way you should scrub the body. To be honest with you I found doing this regulary, especially in the winter helped keep the colds at bay. Which I got a lot of when I lived in Oregon, my husband used to refer to them as the “super bug” since they lasted for a while. The benefits of a hot scrub are so wonderful, that this would be my first choice for you or anyone to try! For more information about the benefits of hotscrub click here.
Recharge your mind and body
There are several ways to recharge your mind and body, breathing exercises can be incredibly soothing and relaxing in the same way as meditating. Which you could do at the same time!
Here are some breathing exercise tips you can try!
- Sit somewhere you find comfortable and cozy where you can keep a straight back. You don’t want to be hunched over since that will hinder the inhale and exhale process.
- Next you will want to close your eyes. Now gently inhale through your nose for a count of two. Hold your breath for a count of one, and then exhale gently through your mouth for a count of four.
- Have music playing, classical or relaxing elevator music or simply your favorite. Kenny G could be great.
Another tip for you to try is of course writing in a journal. Daily journaling is a great way to get your thoughts and feelings out. This exercise helps release pinned-up tension and anger that you can’t otherwise release. Plus, there is no judgment. A journal will not talk back and it will always listen.
I know you are going to roll your eyes at this one but for me attending mass or reading encouraging passages help me out a lot. Should you be in need of some spiritual lifting I highly recommend turning to your faith.
I have also found that reading Maria Shriver’s book “I’ve Been Thinking,” is an inspiration and gives me pause.
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How do you recharge yourself
This is a great question, how do you recharge yourself? We all have our favorite ways to getting back to normal, personally, I love giving myself a good personal foot rub.
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