Ways to Relax After Work

You may have seen this on Instagram last week, but I got a new job!!! I’m so excited to have gotten started and I love it so far!! That being said, going from my desk job at the museum to a job where I’m on my feet most of the day has taken some getting used to! Today I wanted are a few tips that I’ve been leaning on to help unwind after I get home.

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Turn Down Bright Lights

After a long day at work, especially on days that I work the closing shift, I like to make everything at home feel super cozy and calm. One of the best ways I’ve been able to do this is to turn down the lights in my living room

Light a Candle

Once I’ve turn off a lot of the lamps, I like to have a candle burning to help with the calm atmosphere; the Rustic Woodlands scent form Pier 1 is one of my current favs!

Put On Good Music

My favorite right now is a playlist I made on Spotify over the summer, it’s upbeat, happy, energetic (but not like “woah”) songs that are great for painting, cleaning, or sitting with a book after work.


Speaking of books, I just started a really, really great one that I can’t wait to share with ya’ll really soon! For now, what’s your favorite book that you’ve read lately?


Doing some yoga, especially static, restorative poses, is such a great way to unwind after a crazy day on your feet at work! Think: Child’s Pose, Half Pigeon, Reclining Bound Angle, Supported Heart Opener, and Leg’s-Up-On-The-Wall poses.

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Have a Glass of Wine

Now, I'm actually not doing this lately, as I'm toying around with a Whole 30-ish plan. BUT having a glass of red wine at the end of a long, stressful workday can be a great way to slow your heart rate and slow your nervous system! It might even help lower your blood pressure! I have to be careful with red wines because they sometimes give me headaches, so a lot of the time I stick to dry, white wines, but sometimes I'll switch it up and have a glass of red (If I have only the one glass, I won't get a headache!)

Note: Like I said, I'm not doing alcohol right now, so the photo is a glass of cranberry juice, but I needed a picture! And I love these wine glasses. (Auction find!)


What are some of your favorite ways to unwind after a long day?

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