Work can be stressful, whether sitting at a computer all day or walking around a job site. After a long day of dealing with the capitalist grind, you need a way to relax. Use our five tips below to let the stress melt away.
Take a THC Gummie
CBD and THC products are all the rage because they’re major stress relievers. Delta-8 gummies reduce anxiety, assist with sleep, and reduce pain. They’re perfect for newcomers to THC because they offer a lighter high than other alternatives.
These gummies are 100% legal at the federal level because they’re derived from hemp and have less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. They aren’t legal in every state, though. *
If you live in a restricted state like Colorado, Arkansas, Alaska, or Connecticut, you’ll have to use CBD alternatives with no THC, which are legal in all 50. *
Listen to Music
Listening to music is a perfect way to destress after a long day. This method is backed up by research. Scientists found that rhythmic music helps with various neurological conditions, including depression. *
After a long stressful work day, turn on a song with a slow beat. It’ll help you relax by putting you in a meditative state. If you’re having trouble focusing, try something with a fast tempo instead. *
Go for a Walk
Going for a walk is another excellent relaxation technique. Not only is it good exercise, but it also takes your mind off of your work. Instead of thinking about work and stressing out, take in the scenery. *
Let the chirping birds, scurrying squirrels, and breathtaking views calm your mind. For extra relaxation, combine this tip with the previous one by bringing your headphones and turning on some tunes. *
Read a Book
Reading is proven to help you relax. The University of Sussex found that it reduced stress by 68%. Cognitive neuropsychologist Dr. David Lewis determined that reading for only six minutes slowed people’s heart rate and eased muscle tension. *
We recommend choosing a book that’ll keep you fully engaged. You want to focus entirely on what you’re reading so that you aren’t thinking about the day’s stress. We find that something lighthearted but entertaining is the way to go. After all, you may not have the mental capacity to dissect a literary classic after a grueling work day. *
Disconnect From the Outside World
Disconnecting from the outside world is one of the best ways to destress. Avoid your phone and computer and unplug for a bit. Unless it’s a major emergency, your texts can wait to be answered. *
If you can’t put your phone away, at least avoid stressful topics. Now isn’t the time to argue with people over politics or check work emails. Try watching a funny video that makes you laugh to keep you calm and relaxed. *
Work is stressful, but unfortunately, it’s a necessary part of life. That doesn’t mean you should let it stress you out when you finally make it home, though. The next time you feel upset or anxious after a long day, try some tips to unwind.
(*Disclaimer: This article is not medical advice. It’s based on anecdotal user experience alone. Please consult a healthcare professional if you consider incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, or CBD) into your medicinal routine. Don’t stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)
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