Long hours of relentless work is unfortunately the norm in many affluent societies. Feelings of burnout, stress, and satisfaction with the final result despite all the hard work which was put in are common occurrences. It is often a worthy reminder that your life has many aspects. It is multidimensional. Which ones you choose to focus on is completely at your disposal. And whether you choose to make simply a few aspects of your life the center, and the end all be all, is also your choice. However, wanting to engage in a fantasy world is a common coping mechanism. Here are a few ways of relaxing after a long, tiring day.
Have a shower or a bath: This is a great way to relieve stress and relax those sore muscles. It also provides some alone time if you want to be kept alone with your thoughts after being surrounded by people the entire day. It also helps you feel clean after an entire day of work where you may be covered in all sorts of germs and bacteria, whether you worked at home or outside.
Read a book: The perfect way to lose yourself in a different world where you read about problems of other characters instead of facing your own. A captivating plot can make all your worries and problems float away as you travel worlds with words.
Watch a movie: A portal which lasts only a short time so time management may not be an issue either. With excellent visuals, sounds, and plots, movies are also the perfect escape from the dreaded reality. Also, it is perfectly acceptable to both snack and snooze during a movie.
Do yoga: Also a conventional way to relax your body and release stress while you lose yourself in rhythmic movements and flows. This exercise also relaxes your sore muscles and makes you feel active and energetic.