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How I Relax After a Long Work Day

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I’m blogging 7 days straight for my project “7 Days Birthday Countdown 2018” to commemorate my age being in its last days of 28.
This is the 5th post so please head on to read my 1st2nd3rd and 4th posts if you haven’t!

There will be a day or days that all of us would feel so exhausted from work and you just can’t wait to go home. I had 3 classes today so yeah today was a long day indeed. I was beat up walking to the car and I was quite sleepy when I was driving too. Probably because I’m on my period but still, I really need a good relaxing time. I’m going to share with you guys ways I relax after a long day at work!

When I arrive home, what I would do is to take some time, sit and relax even though I know there are chores that are waiting for me. I make myself a mug of coffee and I sit at the kitchen sometime alone or with my parents, chit-chat with them on how our days were.

After coffee, chores!

I’m still living with my parents so I’m responsible to some of the house chores.  So after I had my relaxing time with my coffee, I would normally do my chores immediately. It’s because I don’t want to waste too much time and I just want to get everything done. The sooner I’m done with the chores, the sooner I get to relax. So my chores on a weekday is to cook dinner, do the dishes and laundry. So I do the laundry first cos that takes the longest time to do and at the same time. I start to cook dinner. After having dinner with the family, then I’ll do the dishes and finishing up the laundry. Voila, DONE!

Diffusing essential oils

One of my favourite things to do when I’m in my room is to diffuse essential oils! I just love how my room smells and I love the calming scent of diffusing essential oils. My favourite oil blends to diffuse for relaxation are Young & Living’s Essential Oils Stress Away + Lavender and Lavender + Lemon. These 2 blends really worked in putting me into the relax, zen mode that I want to.

Doing my ‘get unready’

It feels so satisfying when I can finally remove all the makeup that I have on my face. The feeling of having clean face is just priceless. To unstrap my bra too is a heavenly feeling, releasing the pressure off from my chest area feels really good! On a really long day, I usually take longer shower cos I just love the feeling of the water washing away all the stress from my body. I get myself super clean that I even do some shaving done as well.

Putting my CMxJJ Wedding Playlist on!

Listening to relaxing music or the music that you love can also have an effect on your mood. Listening to the playlist that I’ve made for Clarence and I on Spotify really help me to relax. Since we’re in a long distance relationship, it helps in making me feel at ease and also as if I’m close to my fiancè.

Clay mask time!

Another thing that I love to when I want to relax is to put mask on my face! I love the L’oreal Anti-Pores Clay Mask because of the funky green colour that make me look like Shrek. It’s so nice to do nothing and wait for the mask to dry while listening to CMxJJ wedding playlist!

 

It can take a while in finding the routine that’s right for you but it’s vital to take that time for your mental well-being. We all need to balance things up in our lives, we can’t just be kicking our ass off and not taking care of ourselves, right?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Hunida

    Oooh yes I am so with you, taking off my bra at the end of the day is the best!! <3

    20th July 2018 at 9:28 AM
    • Reply Jessica Justine

      Haha right?? It totally is a bloddy good relief! 😉

      20th July 2018 at 9:37 PM
  • Reply Massy

    Don’t you remove your make up first when you reach home? I usually do my chores in the morning before work (like laundry, coz we have this rotation going on at home), and probably have dinner, unless if I oh wai- I don’t have an evening coz my weekdays are filled with gym and running for the time being. On a funnier note, I have essential oil at home, also Young Living but not diffused anymore. I’d be playing with my cats when my stressed out or my cat will put their paws on me for no apparent reason which I think very therapeutic.

    I only take coffee in the morning unless am out for cafe hunting. Never drink at night coz sleep struggle is so real hehe.

    OMG, why am I replying so long?

    That reminds me, I need to declutter. All these old clothes gotta go to storage/giveaway/throw.

    20th July 2018 at 2:13 PM
    • Reply Jessica Justine

      Since I use oil-based makeup remover, I don’t really like the feeling of the oil on my skin cos I’ll get sweaty when I do chores. Then the oil will transfer to my neck and I don’t like that! Since u trained daily, u arrived home then u play with ur cat then straight to sleep. That to me is enough, given to your lifestyle so it’s fine with that. I’ll see when I start my JK1M again, I wonder if I will have a good relaxing time hahaha

      20th July 2018 at 9:41 PM
      • Reply Massy

        👍👍👍 macam start sdh tu se nampak 🙈

        24th July 2018 at 8:41 PM

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