11 Ways To Unwind That Don't Involve Alcohol


Odds are, at the end of a long week, you are in deep need of a way to relax. While a lot of people look to alcohol to unwind, there are plenty of other ways to kick your feet up sans booze, if you're looking for them. In fat, if you need a way to mellow out, people on reddit went ahead and shared ways to unwind that don't involve alcohol that can get you started.

Self-care matters. We're workaholics. We're constantly connected. A survey shared by Business Insider and conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair found that more than half of us routinely monitor work emails outside of normal business hours. We're also exhausted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a third of us don't get enough sleep.

But wait, I'm not done. We stressed, too. A survey from the American Psychological Association found that for the majority of Americans, money in particular is a source of stress — sometimes a very significant source.

So we're overworked, underpaid, and probably looking for ways to relax without exacerbating either of those two things — and alcohol, unfortunately, can both tire you out and leave your bank account out to dry. If you're looking to rest up and save a buck by unwinding sans alcohol, here are 11 suggestions to get you started.