5 Ways To Unwind After a Long Day Keliee Yu With work and technology comes a constant buzz that makes it hard to find time to relax and recharge. Many also struggle with unwinding when it doesn’t involve phones, tablets, and Netflix. That’s why today, I want to share with you my favorite 5 tips to unwind to help you achieve the ultimate relaxation after a long day! Switch Your Mindset Before you go ahead with your relaxing evening, it’s important to switch your mindset from work mode to off mode. Tell yourself that the time you’re about to spend with yourself does not mean time to plan for work, think of new ideas, or ponder the difference between living and existing (although if you have a good answer to that I would love to hear it). Unwinding physically starts with unwinding mentally, so clear your mind of thoughts and focus on the night to come. Listen to Chill Music Music is frequently used to turn up or get energized, such as dancing to EDM at the nightclubs or blaring pop music during a workout. But a great chill musical playlist does wonders with getting your body to relax and unwind. Soothing music is scientifically proven as a link to our emotions, meaning it serves as a very effective way to manage stress. Your heart rate and pulse slows, and you’ll find that your blood pressure and stress hormones will decrease as well. Look for acoustic, instrumental, or slow paced tunes with little background noise. I love the Piano Guys, Secret Garden, and ballads. Play it while you’re taking a bath, reading a book, or taking a walk. Personally, when I find myself unable to fall asleep, I’ll plug my earbuds in and I’ll be drifting off in no time. Create a Peaceful Environment If someone puts you in the middle of bustling Times Square and tells you to meditate, can you do it? Probably hard, right? That’s why creating a peaceful environment for yourself is so important when trying to unwind. It doesn’t have to be… This is an excerpt from the article 5 Ways To Unwind After a Long Day which originally appeared on www.thewonderforest.com.