Three Ways to Unwind After a Long Day

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Raise your hand if you ever have trouble relaxing at the end of the day. I’m pretty sure all of us have our hands up! Especially as women, we wear many different hats throughout the day that we’re usually stressed, exhausted, whatever by the end of the work day. And, it’s not always easy to transition to a different mindset. That’s why today I’m sharing three ways to unwind after a long day. No gimmicks, no difficult steps to follow. Just straight-forward, easy ideas to help you relax and reset.

Three Ways to Unwind After a Long Day


There’s seriously few things that I look forward to more than a shower at the end of the day. Even if I’m not washing my hair, it’s a few minutes that I can be left alone to calm down and clear my head. I also take the opportunity to indulge in using some shower shower products that I don’t use on the daily. #Treatyoself, right?

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What better way to relax than to slip out of your work clothes or skinny jeans and into your favorite lounge-wear? I don’t know about you, but I kind of live for this time of day. Come 5 p.m., no matter what I’m in the middle of doing I almost always take a break to put sweatpants on. The simple change of clothes instantly puts me in a more relaxed, comfortable mindset.


After a long day (or really, any type of day), I’m a firm believer in a little “me” time. No matter what it is – reading, cooking, watching TV, knitting, etc. – indulging in something that’s solely for you can help to get your mind off the day’s earlier activities to settle in for a chill evening. A glass of vino during your chosen activity and/or doggy snuggles usually doesn’t hurt either.

How to Unwind After a Long Dayhow to unwind after a long day with a book and a dog
The best part about my three ways to unwind after a long day is that you can do them anywhere! I tend to get a little stressed when traveling, so I try to follow these three steps even when we’re away.

Now, it’s your turn! I want to know how you relax and unwind after a long or hard day. Do we do similar things? Anything different or noteworthy that helps you relax? Let me know!

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  1. i have a bath most days and i’m seriously like a baby, it’s part of my nightly routine and does wonders for my sanity haha 🙂

    Posted 10.2.17 Reply
  2. I definitely love relaxing body + spa products like these- they just unwind all the stress after a long day!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  3. I need to start taking a bath and reading at night! That sounds so relaxing! I’m usually watching netflix in bed with a glass of wine!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  4. Heather wrote:

    We are moving this week and I’m so looking forward to unwinding when all this is done! #client

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  5. Christina Sotherden wrote:

    All of these!! I am not a bath girl in the summer but in the months we’re heading into I live for them after a long day and then putting my pj’s on!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  6. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    Same things here pretty much. Washing my face & showering before bed is my favorite thing to do each night, totally relaxing for me!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  7. Doggy snuggles and a glass of wine (obviously pre/post pregnancy) are definitely my favorite ways to unwind after a long day! And I have to say the best part about using public transport to get to and from work is that I have built in unwind time so I can read or take a nap or whatever!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
    • That is so nice! That way you’re able to unwind before you even get home and can transition into off-work mode. I bet you’re looking forward to a glass of wine!

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  8. Awwww hiiiiii Fin! I’m a huge proponent of a hot bath or a good shower at the end of a long day. My husband showers in the morning, but I’m all about at the end of the day. Great way to unwind, plus I feel gross after being out all day and it’s so comforting to be fresh and clean <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
    • I couldn’t agree more! Even when I shower in the morning, I’ll still hop in at night just to rinse off and clear my head for a few minutes. It’s so relaxing!

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  9. Pamela wrote:

    There is nothing quite like a nice hot bath after a long and stressful day! Love Aveeno products too! Their lotions are my favorite! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  10. Great post! Love Aveno products. I love doing all these things before bed.

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  11. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Relaxing doesn’t always come easy for me, but doing crochet in the evening while watching tv usually does the trick! I may try showering at night to see if that helps as well! Having Finn next week will help too!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  12. The Adored Life wrote:

    I’ve noticed recently I sleep so much better when I take an evening shower (even though I shower in the morning) and do a mask! It’s amazing what consistency and a routine does!

    The Adored Life

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  13. Biana Perez wrote:

    The first thing I do when I get home is shower – especially after a long day at work and I always read before bed, it helps me relax and get ready for bed!! Great post girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
    • I couldn’t agree with you more! Reading before bed puts me totally at ease and usually helps me sleep, too.

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  14. Megan wrote:

    I just recently started showering at night rather than in the morning and I find myself craving that time of day now. It’s so relaxing to slip into pjs and rest after rushing around all day. ah such bliss.

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
    • It’s so true! Even with a shower in the morning, it’s still nice to rinse off at night before slipping into pajamas.

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply

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