DIY / Home Improvement

Had a Long, Tiring Day? Here’s How to Unwind

Someone calls it the demand of the job, while others name it their ambition for a career. Whatever you might call it, those who spend more than 50 hours per week at their workplace are workaholics! However, little do these people realize that such long hours are not only driving them towards all sorts of health-related issues, but are affecting their relationships as well, especially with their kids.

After being productive for the entire day, by the time one reaches home, one is so tired that the last thing you want to do is get active again. All you want is to throw yourself on a sofa and watch the telly.

However, if a person follows some rituals after coming back home, he/she can regain energy to spend some quality time with their loved ones. One of the things you need to unwind after a long day is a chaise lounge, states an expert at The Furniture People, leading retailers of lounge suites in Melbourne.

Here are some more steps you can take to rejuvenate yourself.

Step 1: Take a Long Bath

A soak in a warm, bubbly bath for at least 15 minutes, especially after a long, tiring day, can be heavenly. Before getting into the bathtub, don’t forget to play some soft music and light a few scented candles. In your bath water, you can add some dried lavender, essential oils and Epsom salts to soothe the body and the mind.

Step 2: Make Some Herbal Tea

Each day, we load our body with a large amount of caffeine to stay productive and awake. However, we do not realize that consuming more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day may lead to nervousness, restlessness, an upset stomach, insomnia, irritability, rapid heartbeat and even muscle tremours, says Mayo Clinic. On the other hand, herbal tea, which is an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, helps relieve nausea, bloating and other common ailments. After the bath, give yourself a health boost by reaching for a soothing cup of herbal tea.

Step 3: Sprawl on a Chaise Longue Outdoors

Looking more like a long chair, a chaise lounge is an upholstered sofa, designed in the shape of a chair. This sofa is long enough to support the legs too. A chaise lounge can be placed in the living room, bedroom or study. But if you have one in the backyard or patio, it could create a great relaxation zone. Reach out for your favourite book and enjoy nature.

Step 4: Shut Down Technology

Did you know that people who spend a lot of time on the Internet, smartphones and social media are more prone to fatigue, depression and sleep problems? However, it is hard to stay away from technology. However, you can make sure that you keep every gadget away when you are enjoying your ‘me’ time on your chaise lounge.

Once your mind is relaxed, you might end up feeling the need to take a nap. Go ahead, but keep the nap short, 10 to 30 minutes at the most. When you wake up, you’ll be all set to join your family for a memorable evening.

If you too are looking for some good options to relax, check out the large variety of lounges at The Furniture People in Melbourne.