10 Tech-free ways to relax & unwind after work
Does your after-work relaxation routine involve binge-watching your fave Netflix series or getting your daily dose of the 'Gram? While catching up on more screen time may seem like a great way to relax, according to science it's the opposite.
Research tells us that the blue light emitted from electronic screens reduces the production of melatonin in our brains (the hormone that controls our sleep-wake cycle) and can disrupt our internal body clock which leads to poor sleep and its associated side effects.
If your after-work routine is making you feel more drained than refreshed it could be time to switch-off completely. Here are 10 tech-free ways to relax and unwind after work.
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#1 Go for a walk in nature and watch the sunset
#2 Give Netflix a miss and read a book instead (yup, one with actual pages 😂)
#3 Take up a tech-free hobby like painting or pottery
#4 Treat yourself to an evening at a spa
#5 Take up journaling for stress relief or daily self-reflection
#6 Practise relaxation techniques like meditation
#7 Spend some creative time in the kitchen - cook a delicious meal or try out a new recipe
#8 Catch up with friends for a tech-free chat session in a chilled setting like a beach, park or in your home.
#9 Run a luxurious, hot bath, add a couple of drops of aromatherapy oil and light a scented candle
#10 Make a cup of your fave hot beverage, grab a blanket and spend an hour or two stargazing
What are your some of your tried and tested tech-free ways to relax and unwind after work? List them below. For more lifestyle and styling tips head to the blog.