8 After-Work Meditations To Do If You’re Stressed

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According to a 2019 Gallup poll, people living in the U.S. are more stressed, worried, and angry than those who live in other countries. And work is one of the biggest factors contributing to this stress. If this is you all day, every day, then meditating after work can help you deal. Haven't yet tried the relaxation technique everyone is raving about? Experts say meditation is a proven way to destress after a hard day.

"Some reasons why meditation helps us view stress differently are that it allows us to gain a new perspective, helps us reduce negative emotions, aligns us with our inspiration and creativity, and increases self-awareness so we are less impulsive and respond with more of an intention," Michelle Zarrin, an inspirational speaker, meditation teacher, and author of the book From My Heart to Yours: Based on a True Story, previously told Bustle for a story about how meditation reduces stress in your brain.

Frankly, I don't know a single person who's not stressed out AF from work. All of my friends work too hard for too little money, which means a decompression strategy — like meditating after work — has become an essential survival skill. Ready to try it? Here are some easy meditations to decompress after a stressful work day.