How To Recharge After a Long Day at Work


A long day at work easily tires you and makes you want to come home, put on your pajamas and pour a glass of wine. While that’s a great way to recharge after work, it’s not the best way. There are other ways to ensure that you get the time you need to recharge after a long day at work but without sacrificing your personal happiness and health. Here are five great ways to recharge at the end of the day.

Get Moving

Exercise might seem like the last thing you want to do after hours behind your desk, but it’s necessary. It’s especially necessary if you do spend hours at your desk. You need to recuperate and work your body after a long day of sedentary activity, and you’ll feel better afterward (and you’ll sleep better tonight).

Take a Walk

It’s leisurely and it’s exercise. It helps you to unwind, relax and really enjoy the moment. It’s much more fun if your walk involves your family or a friend you can talk to and socialize with. It’s a relaxing activity that will also make you healthier.

Hit Happy Hour

In moderation, a drink is a great way to unwind, but it’s really the connection you make with your loved ones at happy hour after a long day at the office that helps. Nothing relaxes you as much as visiting with the people you enjoy, and it’s sure to put you in a better mood.


This is the best thing to do after work. Come home, put your feet up and turn off the electronics. It’s hard to recharge when you’re on your phone, iPad, laptop, watching television (or becoming angry at that new level of Candy Crush you just cannot beat). Turn it off and do something else.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

When the weather is nice, take dinner outside. Sit on the porch and eat. Watch the kids play in the yard, visit with your husband and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s relaxing, energizing, and a great way to enjoy your evenings.

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