Are you one of those men who spent the first ten years of his career living for work? You took every call that came in after hours, you stayed late nights and sometimes you gave up your weekends, for what in retrospect, could’ve waited for Monday. While you can’t get that time back, it’s never too late to start building healthy work boundaries and creating a safe space for you to relax in when you get home.
When you want to relax, you want to do it in style, and that means creating a home that is conducive to the ways you like to kick up your feet and unwind from a long, hard day at work. You don’t need to jump into a pair of sweats from high school or have a fridge filled with cheap beer to make this happen. But some comfortable, stylish clothes, along with a few luxuries can both go a long way to helping you relax in style at home. Use these tips to get you started on truly living your best life instead of just living to build someone else’s empire.
Shop for Comfort and Style
Most men don’t like to hang out at home in their work clothes. It’s either dirty or dingy or it’s too stuffy to be comfortable. It’s best to clean up and change out of the things that remind you of work and into some comfortable house clothes. There is no reason to wear worn-out and stained things to be comfortable. Choose a stylish loungewear set just for relaxing after work. Some companies even make matching women’s loungewear so the lady in your life can relax in style with you.
Pick a Pair of House Shoes
House shoes sound like something from the 1950s, but there is something to them. Did you know that walking outside, in buildings and through puddles puts a lot of dirt, muck, and germs on your shoes? They are pretty dirty. When you walk through your house wearing them, it transfers all of that stuff from the outside in. It’s best to find a pair of house shoes that you can put on when you get in the door. This will keep all that yuck out of the house and as a bonus, it makes it easier to keep the floors clean.
Invest in a Massage Chair
Stress can impact everything in your body. It can give you headaches, stomach pain, and can even cause tight muscles. These muscles can lead to problems with your neck and back, leading to even further injury. One of the best things you can do for tight muscles is to get a massage. And while you may not have the money to invest in a personal masseuse 5 days a week, you can invest in a good massage chair. Massage not only relaxes your muscles, but it also improves circulation, helps you focus, and sends happy signals in your body that can help improve almost any foul mood.
Use Bluetooth Speakers With Your Favorite Music
Music is another great way to relax. The great news is that with Bluetooth technology it can turn your phone into a music player. A good speaker system can serve multiple purposes if need be, as well. Finding a great Bluetooth speaker set that can play music in your home is the perfect option to relax in style. There are many sleek and stylish-looking speakers. Anything from a simple bar style to a surround sound system that doesn’t look big and clunky. Some of the little speakers pack a lot of sound in a small space.
Relaxing at Home in Style
Setting the mood in your home for relaxation should start the moment you leave the office. Mute your boss’ number, set an auto-reply on your email, and plan to spend time with the people who matter in your life, instead of just working. You’ll find yourself feeling less stressed, more engaged, and enjoying life even more. Add a hobby or two to the mix and you’ll realize that there is so much more to life than work and that you can relax at home, in style, every single day of the week.