A man’s home is his castle and a place he retreats to at the end of a hard day. Following a long work day, it can be nice to come home to a place that is distinctively “yours,” where you can enjoy an evening free from the pressures and problems at work. Without a few simple amenities, you may miss out on all of the benefits your home has to offer at the end of the day. Included here are a few luxurious ways to relax after a long day at work.
Smoke a Cigar
The classic habit of cigar-smoking has been around since the early days of tobacco growing. Far classier than a cigarette addiction, cigars bring a pleasant aroma to the home and offer relaxation. Cigars have long been associated with the wealthy, but in recent years have become more accessible to the middle class. Find a great cigar for less than $10 and utilize its de-stressing capabilities at the end of those especially hard days.
Take a Bath
Hydrotherapy is one of the best relaxation therapies available on the market. While something as simple as a tub of warm water will do, you can up the ante on the spa scene. Consider installing a jetted tub or a large soaking tub. These will allow you to spend more time relieving yourself of stress and have enough comfort you won’t feel rushed to head out to the couch. Increase benefits by utilizing aromatherapy with lavender essential oils in the tub or soothing bath salts.
Have a Drink
While social lubrication may not be the answer to all of life’s problems, for those of legal age a nice drink at the end of the day can provide some calming benefits. Indulge in a fine glass of red wine to relieve muscle tension and gain other health benefits. Some doctors are now touting red wine as a health booster with its overload of antioxidants and resveratrol. With everything in moderation, it can be an ideal end to those hectic days in the office.
Watch the Aquarium
In recent years, tv viewers have become enamored with the custom tank designs possible on shows like Tanked. You may enjoy watching their creativity, but television is not the best way to relax at the end of the day. Television viewing can actually increase your stress and lead to a sense of wasted time.
Fortunately, you do not have to have buckets of money to afford your own in-home aquarium. Many pet stores sell simple tanks with a full set-up for under $50. Consider installing your own small aquarium and enjoy the soothing benefits of fish after a long hard day. The sound of water running is scientifically proven to produce calm and will help you feel more rejuvenated than the pulsing TV screen.