We should all have some evening stress relief strategy that signifies the end of our day. It is a stream release method that we use to recharge ourselves. Some of us may go for a run, and some may finish their day with a glass of wine. Whatever your release method is, you must save and invest some time for yourself at the end of the day, preferably spent on healthy practices. Working continuously with no days off for too long may require more than just the evenings’ stream release methods. The routine can become so monotonous and repetitious that daily stress relief may not work correctly anymore; other interventions may be needed. A vacation would be a great choice at that point. However, when there is no option to take one, a half-day retreat may also help to recharge our energy levels.
A few fresh examples that work for us:
1) SaunaIn each country, the practice of dry and steam rooms is different. In Finland, the sauna represents a daily and social practice that is part of the national tradition, the same as in Russia. Going to the sauna is not just 20 minutes of sitting and sweating and then finishing with a shower. It is almost like a religious ritual as it follows a particular protocol and structure. The facilities include dry and wet sauna rooms, cold water pools, showers, and resting areas. On Sundays, people can spend 3-4 hours in those facilities alternating between the different rooms, going from hot to cold and to rest or shower. You just need to take your time there and sweat the stress out. Sauna and steam rooms in NYC:
- Aire Ancient Baths – 88 Franklin St, New York NY 10013
- Brooklyn Banya – 602 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn New York 11218
- Russian & Turkish Baths – 268 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009