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How To Unwind At The End Of The Day

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance without getting overwhelmed or worn out can be challenging. It’s crucial to take things slowly and relax. Stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body; therefore, in my opinion, it’s especially crucial if you have a disability or health issue.

Recent health issues led to muscle fatigue, which forced me to slow down, whether I wanted to or not.

Since my muscles are already weak and recover more slowly than most, muscle fatigue is an important concern for someone like me who has a condition that causes progressive muscle wasting.

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Read: Fatigue Management: Ways to Manage Muscle Fatigue with Muscular Dystrophy

In between doing my day job, blogging, and having a social life, I’ve been trying to rest and sleep as much as I can. Here are some quick ways that help me relax at the end of the day.

Get Comfy

Nothing makes me happier than changing into comfortable clothes when I get home at the end of the day. Even if they don’t look the nicest, my jogging trousers, sweater, and fluffy socks are my best friends. Oh, and don’t forget about the soft blanket and fluffy slippers. I know I’m not portraying the most attractive picture, but who cares? It keeps me warm. These all help to keep me extra warm and calm because my feet and legs are frequently like ice blocks all year round due to the fact that I sit in my wheelchair all day.

Makeup Removal

I love makeup and enjoy wearing it, but I dread taking it off at night. It’s such a hassle! My already weak arms continue to weaken during the day, eventually becoming heavy and aching. If I know I won’t be going out again, I try to take off my makeup as soon as I get home. This gets it done and out of the way, so I can unwind at the end of the day without having to struggle.

Listen to Music

My life is heavily influenced by music, and if you’ve read any of my gig reviews, you know how much I enjoy watching my favourite bands perform live. No matter what I’m doing, there is music playing in my home. When I’m working on my blog and writing articles, in particular, I find that it helps me to unwind and concentrate. In addition to relaxing, it keeps me focused and driven. It must be true what they say about music being therapeutic and healthy for the soul.

Snuggling Up

From the time I wake up in the morning until the time I go to bed at night, I spend most of my time in my wheelchair. Even though my wheelchair fits me like a glove and has custom-made cushions and adjustments to suit my complex seating needs, I can still become sore and uncomfortable at the end of the day. Sometimes I like to relax on the couch or in bed while watching my favourite TV shows and movies. I use a batwing pillow to support my back, neck, and arms because I don’t have good trunk control. Most importantly, it enables my muscles to rest while also offering stability and helping me relax.

These are some of my favourite ways to relax and unwind at the end of the day, especially now that winter is on its way and the darker nights are drawing in. I also find these tips helpful from Simba on how to sleep when stressed and anxious.

How do you unwind and relax at the end of the day?

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Hello I’m Emma. My mission is to show you the possibilities of accessible travel through my travel guides, tips and reviews. I also share personal stories, live event reviews and more.

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2 Responses

    1. Music is great for helping to unwind, but I have to agree it depends on the genre. I’m not sure heavy rock would help me to unwind haha.

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