9 Ways to Self-Care After a Long Day of Work

Whether it’s taking some time to watch a movie you’ve been dying to see, spending some time journaling your thoughts, or even going through your natural hair wash day routine, self-care is so transformative for our overall well-being; managing our moods and allowing for greater perspective on situations that are taking place in our lives.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in meaningless activities after work but taking measures to self-care will help to maintain your physical, mental and emotional health as well as motivate you to continue working hard.

Here are some self-care activities that you can implement after a long day at work:

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  1. Put the electronics away for at least an hour or two. Especially if you work behind a screen all day. This will give your vision and your mind a break.
  2. Take some time to center yourself by practicing some meditation. You can try some deep breathing exercises or listen to calming music.
  3. Take a nice warm shower or bath, put on some comfy clothes and then eat dinner.
  4. Read your favorite book.
  5. Work on one of your hobbies.
  6. Workout. Plug the music in and tune the world out.
  7. Journal. Write about your day, what thoughts have been running through your mind, the things you’re grateful for, etc.
  8. Have a dance party.
  9. Converse with whoever is home, whether it’s your significant other, a friend, a family member.

What are some self-care practices you implement after work?

Let me know in the comment section.

Xoxo,

Mara

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5 thoughts on “9 Ways to Self-Care After a Long Day of Work”

  1. Love this. Especially about leaving aside electronics for a while. We get so caught up and consumed with our devices that we fail to experience all the beautiful things around us. Plus your point about exercise is great too. It’s such a stress reliever! Thank you for the post. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading! I’m glad you liked it. Totally we don’t realize how impactful disconnecting is until we try it. When we look around and are impacted positively by all the beautiful things we’ve missed 🙂

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  2. I get off at midnight and try to be in bed by 2am. Ive found that your tip of putting away the electronics helps so much with sleep quality. I also like to meditate or say affirmations until i fall asleep.

    I start my mornings with a gratitude list and use the dance party to get energized for the day

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