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All Work and No Play? 4 Stress Relievers You Should Be Coming Home to

We all know how detrimental stress can be for our health. Research has shown that stress can lower the effectiveness of our immune system and can even cause issues like high blood pressure. It is important to learn how to unwind after a long day at work, and this can be much easier if you have stress relievers that you can turn to at home. We have some suggestions that can make a huge difference in your well-being.

All Work and No Play? 4 Stress Relievers You Should Be Coming Home to

Aromatherapy

More and more people these days are turning to aromatherapy for help when it comes to reducing stress levels. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to create a sense of well-being that can reduce a lot of stress and can help relax muscles and even make it easier to fall asleep. There are many options when it comes to choosing the right essential oils, with some like lavender, that offer complete relaxation, while others, like citrus ones, give you a boost of energy. Depending on the kind of stress you have, you can choose different oils to provide you with the right results. There are all manner of aromatherapy options, from massaging the oils into pressure points, to using diffusers to spread the scent in the room.

Hot Tubs

Another great way to relax and achieve lower stress levels after a long day is to turn to your hot tub. These tubs have jet streams that help you relax your muscles and will allow you to lower your blood pressure. Companies like Bullfrog Spas, a company that specializes in hot tubs in Oklahoma City, create their spas with hydrotherapy technology to help relieve stress. A soak in a hot tub can be the best thing you do for your body and to help you manage your stress levels after a day at work. If you choose a tub that has been especially designed for stress reduction, you will start seeing a huge change in how you feel.

Exercise Routine

Exercising is a great way to relieve stress. Studies show that exercise can help with depression and anxiety, which high stress levels can cause. It can also improve alertness and fight fatigue, all which will relieve stress and let you start feeling more like yourself again. Coming home to an exercise routine can seem like it would end up making you more tired, but it will have the opposite effect. You will be revitalized. For people who are tired of feeling exhausted when they get home from work, this is a great option.

Massage

Another excellent stress reliever is getting a massage. Massages get the body to release endorphins, which give you a sense of well-being, and can elevate your mood. There are self-massaging tools that you can turn to which also use essential oils, so you would be getting aromatherapy along with it. Two stress relievers at the same time is exactly what you need after a long day! There are all manner of fancy massage options to choose from, but you can get the same stress-relieving results from even the simplest of massages.

These four options can make coming home after a stressful day much better. Why should you let stress affect your health and your mood when there are ways to combat it? Aromatherapy, with all of its options, as well as massages are a simple way to unwind, while a soak in a hot tub and an exercise routine after work can release endorphins to make you feel better. These options will help you unwind so that you can start fresh the next day.

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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