It doesn’t matter how much you love your car, and how much you love to drive it, there are days when you feel tired after a drive. It could be because you spent the whole day in traffic, stopped by many places, or went on a very long trip.
Here are four easy ways to relax and cool off after spending a long and frustrating day behind the wheel.
Surely, this may not be the first thing that comes to your mind because you’re tired already, so why exercise again. Hold on, we’re not talking high-intensity workouts here.
A decent session in the gym or at home may burn off a bit of stress, but what also gets results are the more mindful things many successful people try, like yoga and meditation.
Watching a feel-good comedy or chick flick is a way to get that calming effect you are looking for after a hard day behind the wheel. Comedies tick the most boxes as a de-stressor as they help your mind to relax as well as your body.
The important thing here is not to binge-watch anything, so just one movie or two to three episodes of your favourite TV series before bed is fine.
Playing more mindful games can have better therapeutic results. There are many other games you can play without having to fire up the console and put on a headset.
These games can be played on your phone or tablet, as long as you don’t get sidetracked into answering work emails when you’re on your phone.
Take A Break From Social Media
This is a great way to detach yourself from anything that might add to your stress levels.
As well as the work emails mentioned above, hopping on your social media feed may lead you to more hours of scrolling endlessly making you even more tired.
So what do you do? Put your phone on silent or airplane mode and have a good night’s sleep.
You may enjoy driving, but there are days it comes with stresses and strains just like everything else. When you inevitably have ‘one of those days’ these tips can help make you feel better.