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Blowing off steam at the end of a long workday is the only way to stay sane. Let’s be honest; things have a habit of building when you’re dealing with stress in a tight suit The moment the metaphorical work bell rings, then, you might be in the habit of ripping your tie off and heading to a bar.

You wouldn’t be alone. Letting off steam in the local bar is the go-to relaxation methods of workers across the world. And, there are definite benefits to sitting down with co-workers and letting loose. The trouble is that, come morning, those drinks could leave you more wound up than you were before. They certainly won’t refresh your outlook for the day ahead.

If this sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. We know all about the struggle of steam-releasing after work, and we have some alternatives which might ease your post-work pressure in a healthier and more long-lasting way. Just keep reading to find out what they are.

Book wholesome activities with your mates

Booking activities with mates during your evenings is always a good idea. Knowing that you’re seeing your buddies at night is sure to make the workday more bearable. Not to mention that any activity can work wonders for helping you forget stress. Even booking up to go to the movies could be enough. Or, you could book in for stress busting-specific options like axe throwing or a shooting range. Not only will you be able to enjoy some non-worky company and chat, but you’ll also be able to get your frustrations out. And, that’s sure to see you feeling much calmer come the next time you arrive in the office.

Go for a run

Exercise might seem like the last thing that you want to do after a long day, but never underestimate the de-stressing capabilities of a good run. Even without the calming benefits, this is sure to spell good news for your body after a day stuck in the office. The best part of all is the chance to switch off and get lost in nature. Whether you head out with friends or alone, this time outside could end up clearing your head like nothing else. If you’re lucky, the mental distraction could even see you stumbling upon solutions to issues you’ve been stressing about without luck until now.

Get a games console

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Gaming consoles may seem like the go-to stress busters of teenagers, but you’re never too old to enjoy those benefits. Honestly, few things are better for chilling out than shooting computer-animated armies or bad guys. An hour or two in a games room could see all the stresses of your working day washing away with that fake computer rain. If it helps, you could even imagine that those pesky little game creatures are the clients who have been giving you grief. Get it all out, then head back and tackle your work tomorrow with an all around more positive mindset.

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