Relax Your Mind After A Hard Day At Work

3 min readJul 20, 2022


Are you having a hard day at work and looking for ways to make it better?
All of you have bad days at work sometimes, even if you like your job.
You work full time, you spend a lot of your time working, and eventually, something will show up that will make you leave work at the end of the day with one big “ugh”.

Hard day at work

If that’s the case, does that mean the job isn’t right for you? Not necessarily — Humans tend to believe that when they are working on something they love, and have a dream job, everything will be perfect. But sadly that’s not the case. Everyone has bad days, your co-workers, your boss and even you.

So How To Relax Your Mind After a Hard Day at Work?

Hot shower
A hot shower will relieve tension and soothe tense, tired muscles, such as your neck and shoulders, when you are stressed. Taking a shower is very beneficial, it allows your mind to wander.
When your body relaxes, your mind is more open and creative. You may find a solution (sometimes, the best ideas come in the bathroom) to your stressful workday, or at the very least, focus on something more positive about your day.

Enjoy Time Outdoors
The outdoors makes your body and mind refreshed.
There’s just something about feeling the fresh air against your skin and seeing how big the world is placing.
Being outside instantly improves your mental health. But exercise, even light, low-intensity movement has been shown to have a significant effect on your physical health, too.
Next time you want to calm your mind quickly, take a walk around the block or just sit outside on your terrace. You can also bend over for a few moments to gather your thoughts while watching the whole world go by.

Soothing Music Tune Up
Listen to music with your headphones on OR blast it from the stereo. Do whatever you can while leaving the office.
Listening to music has been proven to be relaxing, so experiment with different styles that you like: classical, up tempo, slow acoustic, or gospel, to find what relaxes you the most.

You can get the benefits of meditation. Even five minutes of calm and focused breathing will have a positive effect on your stress levels, blood pressure and mood. If you are new to self-medicating, try free apps like Stop, Breathe, and Think where you can choose the focus and duration of your meditation. These simple exercises will take you through breathing techniques that will not only relax your body but also your mind.

No matter what your job is, there will be stressful days when you can’t see the end of it. You may have left the office, but your mind is still tracing all the events that happened. you go home tired and irritated, unable to focus on what’s really important; life outside of work.