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    21 Easy Ways To De-Stress After A Rough Day


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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite ways to relax after a particularly hectic day. Here are their soothing recommendations:

    1. Hide from people and surround yourself with nature.

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    "Honestly, I like to climb a tree or go somewhere else that's isolated. Being away from other people can really be calming, especially if you're more introverted than most." β€”ilanb411c5d3c2

    2. Pull a Sleeping Beauty and go straight to sleep.

    "I love to sleep! It's my de-stresser because it makes me forget all the bad things that could've happened to me that specific day." β€”kolbae

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    3. Revel in the love of your furry friends.

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    4. Distract yourself with some serious entertainment.


    "I do a face mask and either watch Netflix, or BuzzFeed videos (especially the Try Guys and BuzzFeed Unsolved)! If I'm not trying to totally zone out, I read Janet Evanovich books." β€”betherick85

    Get it on Amazon for $8.54+.

    5. Get out some aggression with a video game.

    "Playing violent video games is scientifically proven to reduce stress. I play Fallout 4 or GTA V Online when I'm stressed out and it really soothes me." β€”r46143bf89

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    6. Surround yourself with all your favorite scents and smells.

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    Get a Yankee Candle on Amazon for $12+.

    7. Go for a run (or rollerblade) to clear your head.


    "I go rollerbalding on my driveway. It releases energy and gives me one good thing to think about myselfβ€”how fit and healthy I am." β€”tms2109

    Get some inline skates on Amazon for $44.25 and start rollerblading away from your problems.

    8. Take a bath with some enhancements, like bubble bath, bath salts, or a bath bomb.

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    "I take a hot bath and use either eucalyptus spearmint Epsom salts and a glass of wine." β€”laurenelizabethr453f68dd5

    Get bath salts for $4.87, bubble bath for $16.65, or bath bombs for $21.99 on Amazon.

    9. Drown the troubles of the day in a big bowl of cheese.

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    "I make myself some macaroni." β€”rainbowfox17

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    10. Add a face mask to your daily routine and make your chores way more relaxing.

    "I like to throw on a face mask, hop in the shower and put on some cosy socks afterwards, before I do anything else (start cooking of whatever). This helps me to unwind from a stressful day. :)" β€”mariekem

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    11. Let your favorite band fill your ears and push out anything unpleasant from the day.

    "My go-to is listening to Radiohead...and I'm good" β€”alake82

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    12. Hit the gym and leave your stress at the door.


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    You can also stay home and take a yoga class with Yoga Download.

    13. Find a nice spot to sit with an instrument and make some peaceful music (just not "Wonderwall").

    "Nothing soothes my soul after a stressful day like music. I like to sit out on my balcony in the breeze and just play my guitar and let all the stress slip away. When I play, everything else leaves my mind. It's something I can do that is just for me." β€”sammijd89

    Play some tunes on an impossibly cute ukulele from Amazon for $47.99.

    14. Set the mood and enjoy some wisdom from Dr. Phil.

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    "Candles, tea, and Dr. Phil." β€”laurenmwalker22

    Get a de-stressing candle for $24.99, some chamomile tea for $15.63, and get some sage advice on TV.

    15. Get to know yourself better with some personality quizzes.


    "BuzzFeed quizzes. And sleep. Love sleep." β€”shaynajava

    16. Let it at all out.


    "I complain to my family and friends about it. They'll give me advice but I rarely take it. Getting it all out and crying to them about makes me feel better about the situation and lets me know they care about me." β€”mandylaine

    17. Get a neck pillow that you can heat up, for easing some neck tension in the absence of a personal masseuse.

    "I get bad migraines and my neurologist recommended this microwaveable neck pillow thing. It feels soo nice and helps the tension in my neck and shoulders." β€”sarag4491e8e4a

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99.

    18. Let it out while you scroll through BuzzFeed's shopping section.

    "Shop online while crying my life away??‍?" β€”carolynd401285f9b

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    19. Put everything off for later.

    "At the end of a stressful day I vow that I will put aside chores until tomorrow, find something 'happy' to watch on TV, and have a glass (or three) of wine. I usually watch a Harry Potter or superhero movie." β€”meaaagan

    Let the rest of your obligations be tomorrow's problem and snuggle up with a Harry Potter pillow case from Etsy for $24.99.

    20. Find something low-key and creative to play so you can turn your brain off.

    "Minecraft. It's both creative and mind-numbingly boring at the same time. You want to build something that requires x, y, and z blocks so you sit there mining for an hour or two while watching a rerun of Friends. Neither activity requires much effort or thought, so your mind kinda decompresses the day." β€”dalythings

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99+.

    21. Enjoy the great outdoors with the help of a kayak and some weed.

    "Smoke weed, get in my kayak, and head out to a calm lake with my husband. It works wonders. Nature and weed with your favorite person is a fantastically relaxing thing." β€”mrsh810

    Get it on Amazon for $69.51+.

    22. Remember to take it easy once in a while and try one of these tricks for some downtime.

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