A long day of classes calls for rest. Your schedule is busy with hours of lectures/labs, studying, sports or other extracurriculars. Many would argue that sleep is the best way to relax, but you don’t always have to sleep to feel at ease.
Here are five different ways to relax after a long day of classes.
Listen to a podcast
Podcasts are a great way to relax and learn new information simultaneously.
There are various podcasts, from true crime to comedy to life advice. By listening, you can rest your eyes and hear the stories flow. We even have a list of podcasts you may enjoy!
You don’t have to do a full yoga workout to get a good stretch. By stretching for a few minutes daily, you can increase blood flow to your muscles and feel relaxed. Not only will it increase blood flow, but stretching can also prevent back pain and relieve stress.
Read a book
You should take on the challenge if you haven’t read a good book for a while. Reading a book is a great way to relax, and it places you into an escape from reality. On the other hand, if you struggle with reading long wordy books, try a graphic novel!
Sometimes a fresh breath of air is what you need after a long day. Considering you’re trapped inside all day for classes, get outside and feel the cool air. Hopefully, the sun will shine so you can get some vitamin D.
Take a hot shower or bath
Light some candles and relax your muscles with a nice bath or shower. This will also help you get a good night’s sleep to get through another day. Plus, you can listen to some relaxing music while you do so. Check out these songs if you need some playlist inspiration!
We hope you can use these tips to relax and re-energize. Student life isn’t easy, so make sure to cut yourself some slack.
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