15 Easy Ways to Unwind After a Long Week

Not every week is going to be easy. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to stay positive, the week just drags on slowly and you can’t help but feeling stressed. The good news? It doesn’t have to affect your weekend. Here are 15 ways to unwind after your long week!

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1. Relax to some ambient noises.

Some of the most calming ambient noises, like a crackling fire or a bustling coffee shop, can be found here. Sit back, close your eyes, and crank up your favorite sounds!

 

2. Enjoy the calming scents of essential oils.

Aromatherapy, anyone? We suggest trying lavender or rose oil. They’re both known to be calming and relaxing.

 

3. Stare at a relaxing visual.

Try pairing the visual with one of the ambient sounds from #1!

 

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4. Grab a cup of your favorite calming tea.

A hot cup of tea on a chilly evening? Life changing! Chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm tea are popular for their calming effects. Try one out!

 

5. Color a masterpiece. 

Adult coloring books with calming visuals like mandalas having been growing in popularity as a method of stress relief. Look for one at your bookstore, or download a free app.

 

6. Rake a mini zen garden.

Nothing like raking your troubles away, right? It’s a simple and mindless action, but you can’t deny that it’s relaxing! You can buy one here.

 

7. Chuckle along to a funny video.

How about getting in a good laugh to start off your weekend? Here’s our hilarious suggestion:

 

 

8. Decompress with some bath bombs. 

Of course, a warm bath itself is always a good way to unwind. But how about taking it up a notch with a colorful bath bomb? The colors and scents are pretty mesmerizing.

 

9. Listen to an audio book.

Switch things up and swap your usual book with an audio version. It’s a whole different experience when you can close your eyes and just visualize the story.

 

10. Pop some bubble wrap.

This one is a classic. A pretty addicting classic.

 

11. Get lost in these fractals.

We don’t know about you, but we’re completely mesmerized.

 

 

12. Take a journey through nature.

Too cold to head outdoors? Try a nature video instead. It’s basically the same thing when you pop in a set of headphones, right?

 

13. Hang out with your pet.

Your furry companion might not understand the long week you’ve had, but they’ll still do anything they can to make you happy!

 

14. Try making a calming song with this game.  

Tone Matrix is a simple game that lets you create relaxing audio by clicking different squares. Try it out here.

 

15. Obsess over this gif of a puppy in a bowl. 

Try not to smile while looking at this. We dare you.

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Now that you’re relaxed, go ahead and enjoy your weekend! You deserve it!

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